Configure an Application

Follow the steps below to configure the created application:

  1. From the Application dashboard, select the application name that you need to edit. Click the Three dots at the end of the application name, select Edit Application as shown in the image below.

2. The Config page is displayed, where you can modify the application's attributes. Click on Edit Application Attributes to edit the application attributes.

3. The application attributes that you specified during the creation process will be displayed as shown below. Make the necessary changes and click Update.

Editing an application allows you to add various features to Spinnaker like

Create Pipeline Notifications

You can send notifications after the pipeline activities are completed. Follow the steps given below to do so:

  1. From the Config page, Click Notifications > Add Notification Preference to create pipeline notifications.

2. Edit Notification pop-up window will appear, allowing you to update the necessary columns as described in the following steps.

Follow the sequence as shown in the image below for steps 3 to 6.

3. Select a notification method from the Notify via drop-down box. The options are:

  • Bearychat

  • Email

  • GoogleChat

  • Pubsub

  • Slack

4. Provide the following information based on the selected notification type:

  • Email address

  • Chat/Team webhook URL

  • Publisher name

5. Select the pipeline event that will trigger this notification:

  • When a pipeline started

  • When a pipeline finished

  • When a pipeline failed

6. Click Update and the newly added Pipeline Notifications appear as shown below:

7. Users can edit or remove the pipeline notifications by clicking the Edit/Remove options.

Enable or Disable Application Features

Users can disable any of the application's main features if they don't need them. Existing data will not be deleted if they are disabled.

  1. Click Features and check/uncheck the checkbox to enable/disable any of the features as shown in the below image:

Custom links can also be added to the instance details panel. This will help you to provide shortcuts to information about the instance, such as health, logs, etc.

Note: Custom instance links are currently not supported for Kubernetes resources. If the public IP address of the instance is available, it is used to resolve these links. Otherwise, a private IP is used. The default port is 80 and to change the port follow the instructions below:

  1. Click Links > Add Section button to add custom instance links.

  1. Below screen will appear after you click the Add Section button.

Update the details in the above screen as described below.

  • Enter text for the new Section heading in the given text box.

  • In the Links text box, enter the text that you want to display.

  • In the URL text box, enter the path to the link target. References to these specific instance attributes can also be added. Wrap them in curly braces to accomplish this. For example, use {region}.

  • Click Add Link to add additional links that you want to display.

  • Click Add Section to add any additional sections.

  • Click Save Changes after adding all the details.

Designate a Traffic Guard Cluster

You can also create a traffic guard cluster and designate it to have at least one active instance. When enabled, this traffic guard cluster allows Spinnaker to verify if a user or process is trying to disable, resize, or delete the server group.

  1. Click Traffic Guards > Add Traffic Guard, to designate a traffic guard cluster as shown in the below image:

2. On clicking Add Traffic Guard, the following options will appear:

3. Update the above Traffic Guards section with the details as described below, and click Save Changes.

  • Account - The account for which you’re setting up the traffic guard

  • Region - The applicable region from the list, or select the wildcard (*) to include all stacks

  • Stack - The stack to which to apply this traffic guard. Leave blank to apply the guard only to a cluster that has no stack. You can use the wildcard (*) to include all stacks (including no stack).

  • Detail - The detail string necessary to identify this cluster via the application stack-detail naming convention.

Add Custom Banners

Custom Banners allow you to specify application-specific headers that will appear above the main Spinnaker navigation bar. You can add a new banner by clicking the Custom Banners option.

To Add a new banner

Click Custom Banners > Add banner, to customize the banner.

  1. Enter the required text in the Text column.

  2. Select the text color from the Text Color dropdown.

  3. Select the background from the Background dropdown. A preview of the added banner is displayed in the Preview column.

  4. Click Save Changes to save the banner.

  5. Check the Enabled checkbox to enable the created banner.

  6. To delete the banner click the Delete icon provided near the Background dropdown.

  7. You can revert the changes made by clicking the Revert button.

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