Environments

The Environments list within the JCA panel provides information on the state of all the environments, which are hosted on the platform, and lets cluster admins effectively manage any related issues.

The following environments information is available via the appropriate columns:

  • Domain name (including an alias)
  • Status of the environment (Running, Stopped, Launching, Sleeping, Suspended, Creating, Cloning, Exporting, Migrating, Broken)
  • Host Group an environment is located at
  • User ID of the owner (click to find this client within the JCA > Users section automatically)
  • Date of the creation

You can sort the displayed environments by clicking on these columns, as well as use the appropriate filters at the top of the panel to narrow the list. For example, if you want to see only active environments, select the Running status, and click Search.

jca cluster environments

The icon before each record helps to visually separate active environments from inactive ones (standard and dimmed pictogram, respectively). Also, the platform automatically provides a dedicated icon for the environments created by collaborators on account of a different user.

Environment Management

After selecting an environment in the list, you can perform the main management operations directly via JCA panel. Use the appropriate buttons at the tools panel to:

  • change the environment state with the Start/Stop/Sleep buttons
  • Open the environment in a new browser tab (hibernated ones are automatically awakened)
  • relocate (Migrate) the environment to the different host group (environment region)
  • remove the environment with the Delete button (requires confirmation via your JCA admin password)

jca manage environments

If needed, you can Sign In as User to work with the environment from the client’s point-of-view perspective.

Environment Information

Click on a particular environment to open a dedicated panel to the right with additional details and management possibilities. The information is divided between four tabs.

  1. The Topology subsection displays the environment structure with additional data on each element:
  • Name - list of the environment topology elements (including deployed contexts and attached internal/external IPs)
  • ID - unique ID of the node within the Jelastic platform
  • Distribution / Host - multi zones distribution rules for the layer (if any) and host’s domain with IP address for particular nodes
  • Group / Mission - defines node group (layer) of the containers and node mission of the template; also marks a master container with the appropriate label
  • CTID - unique ID of the container on the host

jca environment topology

Selecting a particular node provides access to the additional management options via the buttons at the tools panel (circled in the image above):

  • Migrate - transfers the container to the different host (but the same host group)
  • Statistics - opens a pop-up window with information about the amount of Memory (RAM), Processor (CPU), Network, and Disk (space and IOPS) consumed by the node. Adjust the displayed data with the Duration and Interval drop-down lists at the top panel (apply with the Refresh button)
  • Web SSH - connects to the node via SSH in a pop-up window for management and troubleshooting (use the Open in Browser option to work in a separate browser tab)
  1. The Permissions tab shows accounts with access to the environment, i.e. owner and users in collaboration (if any).

jca environment permissions

Click on the User ID number to automatically locate the appropriate client at the Users section.

  1. The Billing History subsection provides detailed statistics on consumed paid resources and shows the appropriate costs.

jca environment billing history

The data is grouped per Interval (e.g. days) for the stated period (Start and End Date). If needed, you can additionally Group by Node with the appropriate check-box to combine the same-type instances within layers into a single record.

  1. The General Info section provides basic data on the environment: Name, Domain, AppID, Host Group, Creator, and* Creation Date*.

jca environment general info

Now, you should have enough information to manage this environment or troubleshoot reported problems.

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