Jelastic Private Cloud Test Drive with Google Orbitera

Jelastic PaaS can be easily installed on top of Google Cloud Platform to try out the main product features and administrating options within a dedicated testing server before getting a full paid version.

Implemented as Orbitera Test Drive, the platform can be deployed from a special pre-configured installation image absolutely for free, with no software license or credit card required. The whole installation process is fully automated and doesn't need any special technical knowledge or skills. As a result, you’ll get a production-ready private Jelastic PaaS, run inside Google Cloud Platform VM with 15 GB RAM and 8 vCPU, available for testing during a 3-day trial period.

The following list of certified software stacks are available out-of-box within such installation:
  • Application servers
    • Java: Tomcat 6/7/8/9, TomEE, GlassFish 3/4, JBossAS, Jetty 6/8/9, Railo, SmartFoxServer 2X, SpringBoot and WildFly 8/9/10
    • PHP: Apache and NGINX
    • Ruby: Apache and NGINX
    • Python: Apache
    • NodeJS
  • Load balancers: HAProxy, NGINX and Varnish
  • Databases
    • SQL: MySQL 5.6/5.7, MariaDB 5/10, PostgreSQL, PerconaDB
    • NoSQL: CouchDB, MongoDB 2/3, Cassandra 2/3, Neo4j 1/2/3, OrientDB 1/2 and Redis 2/3
  • Other stack types: Memcached cache node, Maven build node, CentOS VPS, Storage node, Docker containers

Note: Currently, the provided test drive is based on Jelastic 4.7 version.

So, follow the next steps to get a personal Jelastic Private Cloud for testing:

Create Google Orbitera Account

To get an access to the Jelastic Private Cloud installation image and capacities to run it in, you need to sign up for an Orbitera account first.

Note: In case you are already registered, skip this section and proceed to Platform Installation.

1. Navigate to the dedicated Jelastic Test Drive page at Orbitera Marketplace.

create Orbitera account

Click the CREATE button to register a new account.

2. Fill in some Company and Contact Information for your account.

specify test drive accout details

Click CREATE to proceed.

3. Next, you should verify your account. Check your email inbox for the corresponding message from Orbitera and click on provided link:

verify Orbitera account

You’ll be automatically redirected back to the Orbitera site and informed about successful account verification.

Install Jelastic Private Platform

Now let’s see how to get the Jelastic Private Cloud up and running within Google Cloud Platform hardware.

1. SIGN IN to your Jelastic Test Drive account at Orbitera.

Log into test drive account

2. Once logged in, select the Jelastic Private Cloud test drive by clicking on the VIEW DETAILS on the corresponding panel.

Jelastic Private Cloud test drive

3. Within the opened page, you can read through the general description on Jelastic Private Cloud Platform and some of its key features.

Сlick the LAUNCH TEST DRIVE button to start automatic installation.

start test drive installation

The process will take a while, so be patient and wait for about 20 minutes.

4. After the Jelastic Private Cloud is deployed, your test drive period will be started.

active test drive

For the active trial, you can check the amount of time remaining and get your administration credentials at the dedicated Orbitera test drive page.

Check After-Installation Emails

As soon as Platform installation is finished, you’ll receive separate emails from both Google Orbitera and Jelastic with details on your test drive and Platform created.

1. The first email notification will contain the information from Orbitera, announcing the successful installation and start of your three days trial.

test drive created email

Here you can find the access information, required to manage your platform:
  • AdminPanel - Jelastic Cluster Admin (JCA) to configure your Cloud
  • AppPanel - user dashboard to host your applications
  • AdminUserName and AdminUserPassword - your admin account credentials (the same set is used for both above mentioned panels)

2. Also, you‘ll receive a similar message from Jelastic, which provides a number of links to the detailed guides with further steps on Platform usage and management.

Jelastic Platform installed email

If you need some specific instructions, look through the Ops or Dev documentation.

3. Additionally, as a Cloud Platform admin, you’ll get an email about hardware node addition (physical server, which stores isolated virtual containers, provisioned for users’ environments).

hardware node added email

Now, you have all the data required to access your Cloud and start managing.

Start Exploring Jelastic Cloud

Test drive allows to explore both administrator and end-user experience while operating with Jelastic Private Cloud.

1. As an admin user, you get access to Jelastic Cluster Admin panel, intended to customize your Platform (use credentials from email to log in).

Jelasctic Cluster Admin panel

Here, you can tune your Private Cloud in a desired way. As a basis of exploration, try to:

2. To get the end-user experience, refer to Jelastic dashboard where all environments and applications are managed. You can login in with the same set of credentials or, if needed, register a new non-admin account.

Jelastic user dashboard

From within, you can give a try to the main Jelastic functionality in confines of project hosting:

Your Private Cloud will remain available for testing till the trial period expiration. Upon a favourable decision regarding running your own fully-functional Jelastic cluster, please contact us at testdrive@jelastic.com to submit the appropriate request and get the details.