After deploying the VMware Blockchain nodes, you might want to scale up the deployed four-node configuration to 7 nodes or scale down the node configuration.

There are several reasons to scale up the deployed VMware Blockchain nodes. The most common scenarios are as follows:

  • Increase the fault tolerance of the platform.

  • Improve the disaster recovery process.

  • The system has run out of space due to new members in the network requiring VMware Blockchain nodes.

  • To resolve performance problems.

There are several reasons to scale down the deployed VMware Blockchain nodes. The most common scenarios are as follows:

  • The system has too many nodes, which are taking up space.

  • The nodes are no longer needed.