Soft-layer an IBM company has recently come up with auto scale feature to give customer a confidence with glitches or heavy utilization with their servers. Auto scale feature in Soft layer will be working through subscription, and can be adjusted as per your need. Users now can specify the trigger, time, cool down period and scale quantity as per requirements and desire. While doing so make sure you have proper account access because sometimes child ID will not be having access to see the new virtual machines created. Child ID at times can very well trigger the scale option but cannot get the information of scaled machines. This is due to the permission issue, and master id/ parent id should be used to provide right access, and to confirm whether the feature is working for you.
Softlayer Auto Scale Needs Parent id To View New VM’s Created In The Cloud