For those who have been test driving the autoscale on the virtual machines scale sets… You probably have run into the situation where you wanted to go beyond the quickstart examples!
A quick tip on how to find out which Metrics are available for your autoscaling ;
- Open up the Azure Resource Explorer ; https://resources.azure.com/
- Browse to the virtual machine scale set and copy the “id”
- Use that id as input for the “Get-MetricDefinitions” cmdlet
So now you have the list of metrics which you can use to tweak the vmss-autoscale templates (for example ; https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/blob/master/201-vmss-ubuntu-autoscale/azuredeploy.json )