Cloudforms 5.11.11

Hi guys,

We are having problems due to the architecture being splitted in multi-regions.
We would like to simplify the architecture, for that reason we are considering on removing 2 regions and to reuse the workers assigning those servers as workers to the main region (99). Is there any procedure to do such changes?

Kinds regards,

In theory consolidating down to fewer regions is easier than breaking out larger regions into several smaller ones. You perhaps need to look at why a multi-region architecture was chosen in the first place - there are good architectural reasons to have multi-region, where a single region wouldn’t work as well.

You’d need to be aware of the geographic separation of the provider EMS’s and the location of your existing appliances. ManageIQ appliances assume LAN-speed connectivity back to their region VMDB database, so if your existing regions span continents you may need to consolidate your appliances back into a single datacenter.

Checkout the (admittedly slightly old) “Regions and Zones” chapter in the “Deploying CloudForms at Scale” reference architecture for some tips on regions and scaling: Chapter 3. Region and Zones Reference Architectures 2017 | Red Hat Customer Portal

Hope this helps,
pemcg