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User Guide (API Version 2013-02-18)

Step 3: Start the Instance and Deploy the App

Now that you have an instance and an app, start the instance and deploy the app to the instance.

To start the instance and deploy the app

  1. Do one of the following:

    • In the service navigation pane, choose Instances:

    • On the My Sample Stack (Linux) page, choose Instances:

  2. On the Instances page, for Node.js App Server, for nodejs-app-1, choose start:

  3. Over the course of several minutes, the following occurs:

    • The setting up circle is highlighted, and its number changes from 0 to 1.

    • Status changes from stopped to requested, to pending, to booting, to running_setup, and then finally to online. Note that this process can take several minutes.

    • After Status changes to online, the setting up circle changes from 1 to 0, online changes from 0 to 1, and the online circle indicator is bright green. Do not proceed until the online circle is bright green. (If you receive a failure message, consult the Debugging and Troubleshooting Guide.)

  4. As the instance is setting up, AWS OpsWorks Stacks deploys the app to the instance.

  5. Your results must match the following screenshot before you continue (if you receive a failure message, you may want to consult the Debugging and Troubleshooting Guide.):

You now have an instance with an app that has been deployed to the instance.

In the next step, you will test the app on the instance.