oc-scale man page

oc scale ā€” Change the number of pods in a deployment


oc scale [Options]


Set a new size for a deployment or replication controller

Scale also allows users to specify one or more preconditions for the scale action. If --current-replicas or --resource-version is specified, it is validated before the scale is attempted, and it is guaranteed that the precondition holds true when the scale is sent to the server.

Note that scaling a deployment configuration with no deployments will update the desired replicas in the configuration template.

Supported resources: ["deployment" "replicaset" "replicationcontroller" "job" "statefulset" "deploymentconfig"]



Select all resources in the namespace of the specified resource types


Precondition for current size. Requires that the current size of the resource match this value in order to scale.

-f, --filename=[]

Filename, directory, or URL to files identifying the resource to set a new size


If true, include definitions of new APIs via calls to the API server. [default true]

-o, --output=""

Output mode. Use "-o name" for shorter output (resource/name).


Record current kubectl command in the resource annotation. If set to false, do not record the command. If set to true, record the command. If not set, default to updating the existing annotation value only if one already exists.

-R, --recursive=false

Process the directory used in -f, --filename recursively. Useful when you want to manage related manifests organized within the same directory.


The new desired number of replicas. Required.


Precondition for resource version. Requires that the current resource version match this value in order to scale.

-l, --selector=""

Selector (label query) to filter on, supports '=', '==', and '!='.(e.g. -l key1=value1,key2=value2)


The length of time to wait before giving up on a scale operation, zero means don't wait. Any other values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h).

Options Inherited from Parent Commands


Username to impersonate for the operation


Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.


Path to the file container Azure container registry configuration information.


Default HTTP cache directory


Path to a cert file for the certificate authority


Path to a client certificate file for TLS


Path to a client key file for TLS


The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use


Path to the config file to use for CLI requests.


The name of the kubeconfig context to use


The Google Cloud Platform Service Account JSON Key to use for authentication.


If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure


Require server version to match client version

-n, --namespace=""

If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request


The length of time to wait before giving up on a single server request. Non-zero values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h). A value of zero means don't timeout requests.


The address and port of the Kubernetes API server


Bearer token for authentication to the API server


The name of the kubeconfig user to use


Print version information and quit


  # Scale replication controller named 'foo' to 3.
  oc scale --replicas=3 replicationcontrollers foo
  # If the replication controller named foo's current size is 2, scale foo to 3.
  oc scale --current-replicas=2 --replicas=3 replicationcontrollers foo
  # Scale the latest deployment of 'bar'. In case of no deployment, bar's template
  # will be scaled instead.
  oc scale --replicas=10 dc bar

See Also



June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By


Openshift CLI User Manuals June 2016