Using the Dashboard

To find the dashboard, navigate in Pivotal Web Services Apps Manager to the Config Server service instance’s space, click the listing for the service instance, and then click Manage.

5 manage link pws

If you are using version 6.8.0 or later of the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface tool (cf CLI), you can also use cf service SERVICE_NAME, where SERVICE_NAME is the name of the Config Server service instance:

$ cf service cook-config-server
Showing info of service cook-config-server in org myorg / space development as user...

name:            cook-config-server
service:         p-config-server
bound apps:      cook
tags:
[...]
dashboard:       https://spring-cloud-broker.apps.example.com/dashboard/p-config-server/c61e8f98-72d0-444d-abfc-2668ace3af9b

Visit the URL given for “Dashboard”.

The dashboard shows the current health of the Config Server along with the JSON object used to configure its settings. You can click the Copy to clipboard button to obtain this object in a string format suitable for use in command lines.

Updated dashboard pws

For the settings shown in the above figure, the button copies the following to the clipboard:

"{\"count\":1,\"git\":{\"uri\":\"https://github.com/spring-cloud-services-samples/cook-config\"}}"

Important: If the Config Server service instance has been configured to use any credentials or encryption keys, you will need to edit the text provided by the Copy to clipboard button and replace the masked values (****) with the actual values.

If the Config Server encounters an error in attempting to load configuration from the configuration source or is otherwise unable to use the provided connection information, its dashboard will provide problem details, as shown in the example below.

Cs health error

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