To manage your platform servers, navigate to 'Server' when you are inside of your environment and locate the 'Servers List' section. This list indicates useful information for each server:
- Created at – creation date of the server. Note that this date does not represent the server last boot date
- Zone – location of your server in the region it is deployed
- Hostname – name of the server. This value is either generated by Amazon Web Services or provided by you during environment creation
- 'Fix Server' – always started for handling web traffic
- 'Load Server' – starts or stops depending on the traffic and defined load configuration rules
- Public IP – if needed, you can use an Elastic IP (EIP) address which will be fixed if you restart the server (you are limited by Amazon Web Services to 5 EIP)
- requested – the service to create the server has been called
- pending – waiting for the server to start
- running_setup – the server is being provisioned
- online – the server is ready for use
- stopping – the server is being stopped
- stopped – the server has been stopped
- Loaded – whether or not the server receive traffic or not
- Main Server – indicates the main server among your servers list. For example, this is where the crontab would be installed
Also, for each server, you are able to trigger management actions:
- Stop – stops the server but the server EIP address and the hard drive are kept
- Connect – ability to connect through an SSH connection
- Attach / Detach – choose whether you want to let the traffic go to the server or not. When you attach / detach the server, it is added to / removed from the load balancer pool.
Adding new servers
If needed you can manually add new fixed or load servers. To create a new fixed server click 'Add new server'. Note that you will have to start the server manually.
To create a load server click 'Add new load server'. Note that the server will only start the load configuration rules are triggered.