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About Deployments

What is a RightScale Deployment?

A RightScale  Deployment consists of a group of Servers that work together. A typical web site Deployment consists of two front-end application Servers and two back-end, master/slave database Servers.  To learn more, see Benefits of using Deployments.


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Go to Manage -> Deployments.  Deployments represent the highest level view of your account.  You can create and clone Deployments, start and stop all servers in a Deployment, define Deployment-wide Input variables, and much more.  See the links under the Actions section of the Deployments parent page in this guide for more information.



Select a specific Deployment to see more specific information.



There are a variety of tabs that provide more detailed information about all aspects of a Deployment.  For additional tab level information, see the Show Tabs sections of the Deployment parent page in this Guide.

  • Servers - Provides a high-level overview of all servers of a deployment.  Select a server to view more specific information  including its Public/Private DNS name, ASW id, instance type, and more.
  • Inputs - List of input variables that are defined at the deployment level. If a server is running and you want to change its inputs, run a script under the “Scripts” tab.
  • Monitoring - View real-time graphical data for any server in your deployment.
  • Scripts - List of all RightScripts that are used by one or more servers in the deployment.
  • Volumes - List of Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes.
  • Alert Escalations - List of alert escalations and their associated deployments.
  • Audit - Shows the audit trail for all the servers in the deployment. Audit records reflect user triggered actions, boot activity, as well as any automatic actions that are performed by RightScale.
  • History - Provides detailed information about all terminated instances of a deployment including launch date/time, termination date/time, runtime length, instance ID, and more.
  • Xref - Cross-references and displays all uses of input variables in the deployment across all existing servers and RightScripts. It also calculates and shows the final value for each input variable according to the inheritance rules.
  • Changes - A changelist log of all changes made to the deployment. (For example, changing the deployment name.)


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