Container Layer Settings Wizard
Jelastic integrated the special Docker layer settings dialog frame to the topology wizard to adjust some of the most commonly required container settings without the necessity to access it via SSH. Simultaneously powerful and user friendly, it gives you the ability to configure your containers in the most easy and comfortable way.So, to start with, you need to access the above-mentioned frame. There are two ways this can be done through:
- via topology wizard - click on the New environment button and add the needed container(s) or hit the Change environment topology button for the already created environment.
Then choose a container that needs to be tuned and select the appropriate Configuration section at the bottom (circled in the image above).Tip: With Jelastic, any container can be preconfigured even before being created - the necessary data is automatically fetched from image manifest upon accessing the configuration wizard.
- directly from the dashboard - hover over your environment layer, click on the gear icon and pick one of the quick access options from the expanded list
As you can see, it contains 5 separate sections with the next settings options (follow the appropriate guide below for the section you are interested in):
Configuration File Manager
It includes 4 main sections:
- Root (File Manager) - gives you an easy access to container local filesystem, where you can operate the comprised data and instance settings within the corresponding configuration files
- Mount Points - list of folders, that are physically stored on a remote node but can be used at a current container through mounting the directories with required data
- Exports - list of folders, which are shared with other nodes, i.e. are exported to be available at the remote instances whilst being stored locally
Favorites - commonly used files and folders to have a quick and simple access to (you can manually mark any custom ones as favorites)
In such a way file manager, allows to take the full control over container file system with no extra tools required. However, be aware of what you are modifying, as in case something will get broken, the changes you’ve applied couldn’t be automatically reverted.
Note: The list of shown log files and directories depends on a particular software stack and can vary.
The log files inside a container are automatically rotated, so when any of them reaches the size of 50 MB, it is automatically compressed and moved to the dedicated rotated_logs directory. To view such archives (if necessary), you need to enter the appropriate container via SSH and download them for examining locally. The compressed logs are stored for 7 days, after which they will be automatically removed, being considered as an obsolete data.
SSH Access to Container
If you prefer to manage your containers via terminal, you can easily connect to any of them via SSH, no matter whether has it the external IP address attached or not. Once connected, you get a true freedom for managing your instances through executing the necessary operations directly from your local machine.
In addition, the platform is supplied with the dedicated Jelastic CLI client, which allows to handle the vast majority of operations, required for your applications lifecycle management, by means of a set of special scripts. Herewith, the structure of the commands this could be accomplished through is completely similar to the Jelastic API hierarchy, so you can easily get used to the client.