Google provides the flexibility to dynamically shrink a private cloud. A private cloud consists of one or more vSphere clusters. Each cluster can have 3 to 16 nodes. When shrinking a private cloud, you remove a node from the existing cluster or delete an entire cluster.
The vSphere client must have more than three nodes. A cluster with only three nodes can't be shrunk.
The total storage consumed can't exceed the total capacity after a cluster has been shrunk.
You can't shrink a private cloud by deleting the first cluster that was created when the private cloud was created.
Shrink a private cloud
- Access the Google Cloud VMware Engine portal.
- Open the Resources page.
- Select the private cloud you want to shrink.
- On the Summary page, click Shrink.
- Select the cluster that you want to shrink or delete.
- Select Remove one node or Delete the whole cluster.
- Verify the cluster capacity.
- Click Submit to shrink the private cloud.
The shrink process begins. To monitor the progress, select Activity > Tasks. The shrink process requires resynchronization on vSAN and can take a few hours, depending on the data.
- Learn more about private clouds.