Last modified March 2, 2022

'gsctl update nodepool' command reference

gsctl and the REST API are being phased out. We don't have an end-of-life date yet. However, we recommend to familiarize yourself with our Management API and the kubectl gs plugin as a future-proof replacement. We provide a migration page to help you with the transition.

The gsctl update nodepool command allows modifying a node pool, such as editing the scaling range and the name.


The command is called with the cluster and node pool ID as a positional argument, separated by a slash. The --name flag is used to set a new name.

Example for renaming a node pool:

gsctl update nodepool f01r4/op1dl --name "New node pool name"

Here, f01r4 is the cluster ID and op1dl is the node pool ID.

You can also use the cluster’s name for identifying the cluster:

gsctl update nodepool "Cluster name"/opdl --name "New node pool name"

Example for adjusting the scaling limits:

  • Autoscaling enabled (AWS and Azure 13.1.0 or newer)
gsctl update nodepool f01r4/op1dl --nodes-min 3 --nodes-max 20
  • No Autoscaling
gsctl update nodepool f01r4/op1dl --nodes-min 6 --nodes-max 6