For more information on add-ons see the documentation.
Cluster add-ons are resources like Services and Deployments (with pods) that are shipped with the Kubernetes binaries and are considered an inherent part of the Kubernetes clusters.
There are currently two classes of add-ons:
More details could be found in addon-manager/README.md.
"Reconcile" class addons will be periodically reconciled to the original state given by the initial config. In order to make Horizontal / Vertical Auto-scaling functional, the related fields in config should be left unset. More specifically, leave
ReplicaSet unset for Horizontal Scaling, leave
resources for container unset for Vertical Scaling. The periodic reconcile won't clobbered these fields, hence they could be managed by Horizontal / Vertical Auto-scaler.
The suggested naming for most of the resources is
<basename> (with no version number). Though resources like
DaemonSet are exceptional. It would be hard to update
Pod because many fields in
Pod are immutable. For
DaemonSet, in-place update may not trigger the underlying pods to be re-created. You probably need to change their names during update to trigger a complete deletion and creation.