Environment view

Entering an environment via its button on the dashboard home screen opens the environment view. Here you can see the environment and its nodes in more detail.

Overview

The environment name is shown prominently at the top. To the right you have the option to stop the environment (if currently running), or start the environment (if currently stopped).

Actions

The actions menu provides details for how to add a custom domain name to your environment, add an SSL certificate, check the audit log. Also from here you can clone or delete your environment or even transfer it to another user.

Deployment

Enscale provides several ways to to deploy your application, available from the Deployment manager, available by clicking on Deploy. Detailed articles on the possible deployment types are also available.

Node specific information

The environment view shows additional information about each of your nodes.

Node ID and type

From the image above we can see the following information from the header:

  • Alias: Balancer (Give an alias by clicking the Edit icon next to the node ID)
  • Node ID: 227027
  • Type: Nginx
Overview tab

The overview tab gives fast access to the most commonly used actions as well as show you live or historical usage graphs for the node.

File manager and actions

File Manager: browser based access to the node's file system including log file access.

Restart node: restart this individual node (e.g. to activate a configuration change)

Open in browser: direct URL to access this specific node

Delete: delete this node.

Statistics

View your Memory and CPU usage, Traffic activity, IOPS, and Storage used / free. The graphs provide a toggle between live statistics and historical data. Hover over the graph to see exact values. Highlight to zoom.

Connect tab

IP address

Here you can view the node’s private IP address as well as add a public IP. Learn more about Enscale IP addresses.

SSH/SFTP

SSH and SFTP connection details for direct connection to the node. The connect button will launch your SSH client (for Linux and Mac users). The manage SSH keys button provides a shortcut to your SSH key management area.

SSH keys must be managed separately per Enscale dashboard user; collaborators access nodes via their own keys managed from their own Enscale dashboard.

FTP/FTPS

Add the optional FTP feature to the node to activate FTP / FTPS functionality. Once installed you login details are sent via email, this area updates to contain the FTP connection string, password reset, and the option to remove the FTP feature.

FTP is activated / deactivated for all nodes of the same type in your environment simultaneously.

FTP connection requires a public IP on the node.

Scaling tab

Here you can set the resource limits used to scale your application vertically. Below that you can configure automatic horizontal scaling triggers to add and remove nodes when resource usage reaches certain thresholds.

Configure tab

In the configure tab you will find the current version of your specific node and are able to change it for that specific node only. Use the Variables button to set environment variables for the node that you can reference in your application code. Additonally for database nodes you will find connection details and admin panel access under this tab.