You can scale up and down the number of replicas for each application that is running on a Supervisor Cluster.


  • Get the IP address of the Kubernetes control plane on the Supervisor Cluster from your vSphere administrator.
  • Get your user account in vCenter Single Sign-On.
  • Verify with your vSphere administrator that you have permissions to access the contexts that you need.


  1. Authenticate with the Supervisor Cluster.
    kubectl vsphere login --server <control plane load balancer IP address> --vsphere-username <vSphere user account name> 
  2. Scale up or scale down an application.
    kubectl get deployments
    kubectl scale deployment <deployment-name> --replicas=<number-of-replicas>