One of the ways to interact with your tsuru installation is using the tsuru dashboard. The dashboard provides interesting features for both tsuru users (application information, metrics and logs for example) and tsuru admins (hosts metrics, healings and much more).

The dashboard runs as a regular tsuru Python application. This guide will cover:

  1. Adding the Python platform
  2. Creating the dashboard app
  3. Deploying the tsuru dashboard

You should already have a pool and at least one docker node to run your applications. Please refer to adding nodes for more details.

Adding the Python platform

Platforms are responsible for building and running your application. The dashboard requires the Python platform, which can be easily installed with:

tsuru platform add python

This will install the default Python platform. Please refer to add platform for more details.

Creating the dashboard app

Now, lets create the dashboard application:

tsuru app create tsuru-dashboard python -t admin

This will create an application called tsuru-dashboard which uses the Python platform and belongs to the admin team. Please refer to the app create client reference for more information.

Deploying the dashboard

There are several ways to deploy an application in tsuru: app deploy and app deploy using docker images. The easiest way to deploy the dashboard is by using app deploy with its docker image. To do that, simply type:

tsuru app deploy -a tsuru-dashboard -i tsuru/dashboard

This will deploy the docker image tsuru/dashboard to the app we just created. Please refer to the app deploy client reference for more information.

Once the deploy finishes, we can run:

tsuru app info -a tsuru-dashboard

to check it’s address and access it on our browser.