Step 2: Explore your environment - AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Step 2: Explore your environment

To see an overview of your Elastic Beanstalk application's environment, use the Environment overview page in the Elastic Beanstalk console.

To view the environment overview
  1. Open the Elastic Beanstalk console, and in the Regions list, select your AWS Region.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Environments, and then choose the name of your environment from the list.


    If you have many environments, use the search bar to filter the environment list.

The upper portion of the Environment overview page shows top level information about your environment. This includes its name, its domain URL, its current health status, the name of the currently deployed application version, and the platform version that the application is running on. Below the overview pane you can see the most recent environment events in the Events tab. The other tabs display other main details about your environment.

To learn more about environment tiers, platforms, application versions, and other Elastic Beanstalk concepts, see Elastic Beanstalk concepts.

              Environment overview.

While Elastic Beanstalk creates your AWS resources and launches your application, the environment is in a Pending state. Status messages about launch events are continuously added to the overview.

The environment's Domain, or URL, is located in the upper portion of the Environment overview page, below the environment's Health. This is the URL of the web application that the environment is running. Choose this URL to get to the example application's Congratulations page. The navigation pane on the left lists a Go to environment link that launches the same application page.

Also listed on the left navigation pane is Configuration, which shows the Configuration overview page. This page displays a summary of environment configuration option values, grouped by category.

The tabs displayed on the bottom half of the page contain more detailed information about your environment and provide access to additional features:

  • Events – Shows information or error messages from the Elastic Beanstalk service and from other services whose resources this environment uses.

  • Health – Shows the status of and detailed health information about the Amazon EC2 instances running your application.

  • Logs – Retrieve and download logs from the Amazon EC2 in your environment. You can retrieve full logs or recent activity. The retrieved logs are available for 15 minutes.

  • Monitoring – Shows statistics for the environment, such as average latency and CPU utilization.

  • Alarms – Shows the alarms that you configured for environment metrics. You can add, modify or delete alarms on this page.

  • Managed updates – Shows information about upcoming and completed managed platform updates and instance replacement.

  • Tags – Shows environment tags and allows you to manage them. Tags are key-value pairs that are applied to your environment.


The navigation pane on the left side of the console lists links with the same name as the tabs. Selecting any of these links will display the contents of the corresponding tab.