How to Create Environment Group

Setting new environment group involves creation of a special tag, that subsequently can be attached to the required environment to logically mark it within the dashboard. You can use any naming paradigm that would be convenient for you - for example, if having development, testing, and production versions of a project, you can apply such tags to the corresponding environments to easily separate them.

So, to quickly create an environment group with only a few minutes notice, follow the next steps.

Open your Jelastic dashboard and click the “+” (Create New) button within the Env Groups panel at the top.

create group

Tip: Alternatively, you can access the same option via the expandable Env Groups menu by:

  • selecting the Create New point

    create new group

  • choosing Manage and clicking on the Add button within the opened frame

    add group

2. The appropriate Add Group dialog box will be opened.

add group dialog box

Specify the following data in order to create a new group:
  • Name - type a name for your group (any letters, numbers and special characters can be used including space)
  • Parent Group - optionally, specify nesting for the currently created group to be included to another one as a subgroup
  • Environments - select environments that should belong to the group; however, it can be created empty and filled up with environments later on

Tip: To enhance visual recognition of groups within the dashboard, you can assign different color to each of them by clicking the circled button near group name.

group associated color

Once you are finished, click Add.

3. The newly created group will be automatically selected and displayed as a new element on the top Env Groups navigation panel. The list of shown environments will be also filtered correspondingly.

environment group

Additionally, learn the ways you can manage your environment groups and quickly navigate between them within dashboard.