Managing an Environment

This section explains the basics of managing your environment after you have created it.

This topic includes six sections:
* Introduction
* View Instance Details
* Search for an Instance Type
* Pausing an Instance Group
* Pausing an Environment
* Deleting an Environment

Introduction

CloudyCluster provides a search function to help you locate any instance type within your environment. Once you have created an environment, you can view details about each instance in your environment.

You can pause and resume individual nodes or the entire environment. A running environment incurs hourly charges even when you are not using it, so pausing your environment helps you reduce costs until you are ready to resume or delete your environment.

View Instance Details

To view details on a specific instance in your environment, follow the steps below:

In the Overview pane, select your environment name. Locate the instance you want to inspect and select it. An overlay window will appear, displaying details about the selected instance. You can also pause the individual NAT, Login Instance or Scheduler Instance in this Node Info overlay display. Click the “x” on the detail window to close it.

CloudyCluster Node Detail Window Image
In this example, the Control Node details are shown.

Search for an Instance Type

To search for a specific instance type, follow the steps below:

In the Overview pane, select your environment name. Select the Search magnifying glass icon in the upper left corner. Select the instance type you want to locate from the pulldown menu. All instances of that type in your environment are displayed. You may select the Terminal link next to any instance to launch a command line interface for that instance.

CloudyCluster Search Image
In this example, all file system instances for the environment are displayed.

Pausing an Instance Group

You can pause your Compute and Working (storage) instances as a group when you are not using your environment.

To pause a set of instances, follow the steps below:

In the Overview pane, locate the set of instances you want to pause. Select the Pause button at the top right of the instance group to pause it. You can watch as the instances stop. This may take a few moments, depending on the number of instances in the group and AWS current usage. To resume a set of instances, select the Play button.

CloudyCluster Pausing Instances Window
In this example, all file system instances have been paused.

Pausing an Environment

You are incurring AWS charges as long as your environment is running, even if you are not running any jobs on it. If you intend to use an environment again later, you can pause the entire environment to reduce costs.

To pause an environment, follow the steps below:

In the Overview pane, select your environment name. Select the Pause button at the top right of the Overview pane. You can watch as the environment stops. This may take a few moments, depending on the number of instances in the group and AWS current usage. When you are ready to run your environment again, select the Play button at the top right of the Overview pane.

CloudyCluster Pausing Cluster Window
In this example, the entire environment has been paused.

Deleting an Environment

When you are finished with your environment, deleting it will stop all compute and storage charges.

To delete an environment, follow the steps below:

In the Overview pane, select the name of the environment you want to delete. Select the trash can icon at the top right of the screen to delete the environment. Click OK on the subsequent warning screen.

You can watch the environment removal process in the Web UI.