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Manage Cluster

This guide describes the lifecycle of a cluster so that you can make full use of your Zilliz Cloud console to achieve your goals.

Serverless cluster​

After creating a serverless cluster, you will see the following in the console.

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πŸ“˜Notes

You have the option to create one serverless cluster without charge. In addition, you can create up to two collections within the cluster.

Connect to cluster​

In the Connect section, you can find the Public Endpoint and Token used to connect to the cluster.

For details, refer to Connect to Cluster.

Drop cluster​

In the Actions drop-down button, select Drop to drop the cluster. Zilliz Cloud drops your cluster only after you confirm this operation in the Drop Cluster dialog box.

In addition to the web UI, you can also make an API request to drop a cluster. For details, refer to Drop Cluster.

Migrate to dedicated cluster​

When the used CU capacity of your serverless cluster hits 100%, Zilliz Cloud disables data writing and triggers SDK errors. To restore normal functionality, you can migrate your serverless cluster to a dedicated cluster.

In the Actions drop-down button, select Migrate to Dedicated Cluster.

On the page that opens,

  • Select the subscription plan and Target Project,

  • Enter the Cluster Name and password,

  • Specify the Cloud Provider and Cloud Region, and

  • Determine the CU settings.

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After you complete the form and click on Migrate Cluster, Zilliz Cloud creates a dedicated cluster based on the specified settings and migrates data from the serverless cluster to the dedicated one.

The dedicated cluster status will switch from CREATING to RESTORING, and finally to RUNNING. Once this is complete, you can connect to the dedicated cluster and manipulate the restored data.

πŸ“˜Notes

This feature is available once you set up your payment method.

Dedicated cluster​

View cluster details​

After setting up your Zilliz Cloud cluster, here’s what you’ll find in each section for cluster details:

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  • Connect: This section provides the necessary details to begin interacting with your cluster, including the public endpoint for connections, a private link, and a token for secure access.

  • Summary: This offers a snapshot of your cluster's essentials. You can find the cluster's ID, hosting region, type, and size. Details on the creator, as well as the creation date and time, are also presented.

Establish connection​

  • Connect to cluster

    In the Connect section, you can find the Public Endpoint and Token that are used to connect to the cluster. The token can be an API key or a cluster credential that consists of a username and password pair.

    For more information, refer to Connect to Cluster.

  • Set up private link

    To establish a more secure connection to your cluster, you can create a private link instead of using the public endpoint provided. Refer to Set up a Private Link for further details.

Manage collections and data​

  • Collections

    On the Collections tab, you can manage the collections in the cluster. You can create collections, import data into them, load or release them, rename them, and drop them.

    For details on data import, refer to Data Import.

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  • Backups

    In the Actions drop-down button, you can create backups of your cluster by selecting Create Snapshot. You can find all snapshots on the Backups tab. For details on backups and restores, refer to Backup & Restore.

  • Data migrations

    In the Actions drop-down button, you can create data migration tasks by selecting Migrate to migrate your data from Milvus. For details, refer to Migrate Between Clusters.

Users and access control​

  • Users

    On the Users tab, you can add users, reset their passwords, and drop them.

    For details, refer to Manage Cluster Credentials.

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    πŸ“˜Notes

    You cannot drop db_admin. Zilliz Cloud grants access permissions to all collections in the cluster to any added users.

  • Whitelist

    In the Summary section, click on the IP address in Network Address to add IP address segments to the whitelist. Once an IP address segment, other than a full-zero one (0.0.0.0/0), is added to the whitelist, Zilliz Cloud only permits access from IP addresses within the listed IP address segments.

    By default, a full-zero IP address segment is added, indicating that your cluster can be accessed from anywhere.

    For details on how to set up the whitelist, refer to Set up Whitelist.

Manage and configure clusters​

  • Scale-up cluster

    In the Summary section, click Scale right to the CU Size to open the Scale Cluster dialog box. You can scale up the size allocated to the cluster of the same type in the same cloud region as the original one. You can scale the size of a cluster up to 24 CUs in the dialog box. Contact us if you need a larger CU.

    For details on CU types and how to select an appropriate one, refer to Select the Right CU.

    In addition to the web UI, you can also make an API request to scale up a cluster. For details, refer to Modify Cluster.

    🚧Warning

    Scaling up a cluster may cause several minutes of downtime. Please exercise caution.

  • Scale down cluster

    To scale down the cluster CU size, please create a new cluster with the desired CU size first.

    Then, migrate the data from your exsisting cluster to the new cluster. For details, refer to Migrate Between Clusters.

    πŸ“˜Notes

    Please use the CU calculator to estimate the minimum CU size needed for your data. Otherwise, data migration may fail.

  • Upgrade service plan

    For standard users, click Upgrade right to the service Plan in the Summary section to upgrade your plan to Enterprise. Zilliz Cloud upgrades your service plan only after you confirm this operation in the Upgrade to Enterprise Plan dialog box.

    For the differences between all the available subscription plans, refer to Select Service Tiers.

  • Suspend & resume cluster

    In the Actions drop-down button, select Suspend to stop the cluster. Once you confirm this operation in the Suspend Cluster dialog box, the cluster status changes from RUNNING to SUSPENDING, during which you cannot perform other actions to the cluster.

    Once the status changes to SUSPENDED, you will only be charged for storage. Wisely suspending some of your clusters can save you money.

    Cloud ProviderStorage Pricing
    AWS storage$0.025 / GB per month
    GCP storage$0.020 / GB per month

    To resume a suspended cluster, click on Actions and select Resume from the drop-down menu. Upon confirming this action in the Resume Cluster dialog box, the cluster's status will change from SUSPENDED to RESUMING, and then to RUNNING. At this point, you will be charged fully based on your CU settings and service plan.

    You can also use RESTful APIs to perform these actions. For details, refer to Suspend Cluster and Resume Cluster.

  • Drop cluster

    In the Actions drop-down button, select Drop to drop the cluster. Zilliz Cloud drops your cluster only after you confirm this operation in the Drop Cluster dialog box.

    In addition to the web UI, you can also make an API request to drop a cluster. For details, refer to Drop Cluster.