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Managing Apps and Service Instances Using Apps Manager

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This topic discusses how to view and manage apps and service instances associated with a space using Apps Manager.

To perform the following steps, log in to Apps Manager with an account that has adequate permissions. See the Understanding Permissions topic for more information.

Manage an App

On the space page, click the app you want to manage. This directs you to the app page, where you can scale apps, bind apps to services, manage environment variables and routes, view logs and usage information, start and stop apps, and delete apps.

App page

Scale an App

  1. Click Scale App.
  2. Adjust the number of Instances and the Memory Limit.
  3. Click Save.

Bind or Unbind a Service

  1. Click Services.
  2. To bind your app to a service, click Bind a Service. Bound services
  3. To bind your app to an an existing service instance, choose the service instance from the dropdown menu, and click Bind. To bind your app to a new service instance, click Add from Marketplace to choose a service from the Marketplace.
  4. To unbind your app from a service instance, locate the service instance in the Bound Services list and click Unbind.

View or Add Environment Variables

  1. Click Env Variables. Env vars
  2. The page displays both the User Provided and System Provided environment variables associated with the app.
  3. To add a user-provided environment variable, click Add an Env Variable.

Note: Changes to environment variables, as well as to service bindings and unbindings, require restarting the app to take effect. You can restart the app from the Apps Manager or with cf restage from the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI).

Map or Unmap Routes

  1. Click Routes.
  2. The page displays the routes associated with the app. To add a new route, click Map a Route. Routes
  3. Enter the route and click Map.
  4. To unmap a route, locate the route from the list and click Unmap.

View Logs

  1. Click Logs to view the logs for the app. Logs
  2. Click the icon next to Recent Logs to refresh the logs. Click Tail Logs to view a live version of the logs.

Start or Stop an App

  1. To stop an app, click the stop button under the name of the app. Click Stop in the popup to confirm.
  2. To restart a stopped app, click the play button under the name of the app.
  3. To restart a running app, click the restart button under the name of the app. Click Restart in the popup to confirm.

Delete an App

  1. To delete an app, click Delete App on the right side of the app page.
  2. Click Delete in the popup to confirm.

Manage a Service Instance

On the space page, click the service instance you want to manage. This directs you to the service instance page, where you can bind or unbind apps, view or change your service plan, and rename or delete your service instance.

Bind or Unbind an App

Services binding

  1. Click Edit Bindings.

  2. Select the checkbox for the apps you want to bind to or unbind from your service instance.

  3. Click Save.

View or Change Your Service Plan

  1. Click Plan.

    Services plan

  2. Review your current plan information.

  3. To change your plan, select a new plan from the list and click Select this plan.

Note: Not all services support upgrading. If your service does not support upgrading, the service plan page only displays the selected plan.

Rename or Delete Your Service Instance

  1. Click Settings.

    Services settings

  2. To change the service instance name, enter your new name and click Save changes.

  3. To delete the service instance, click Delete Service Instance.

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