Start using Cycleops in 3 sure steps

Get started with Cycleops in just a few minutes, and get the most out of the platform, from day one. By the end of this short guide, you‘ll have learned:

  • How stack templates work
  • How to pass the configuration to services
  • How to combine outcomes from steps 1 and 2 to create your own code deployment process

Let’s get started!


Design your stack templates

Click on your dashboard’s ‘Stacks’ tab to create your own reusable, no-code stack templates. Choose the predefined ‘default-containers’ to work on Docker-based setups, or click on the ‘Create new’ button to start using the built-in Cycleops units, and design your own. 


Configure services for your code requirements

Go to the ‘Services’ tab, to create your services. Review the built-in configuration settings for the ‘default-docker’ and ‘default-containers’ services, which set the stage for sample setup based on Nginx. Alternatively, click on the ‘Create new’ option to create your own setup, by selecting a Cycleops Unit and configuring the appropriate settings for your custom application architecture.


Deploy your applications, at a click of a button

Finally, to deploy your applications, follow these steps:

a) Add your deployment target

Navigate to the ‘Inventory’ tab, and click ‘Add new’ to create a host. Follow the on-screen instructions to register your host, so that you can define the stack setup in the next step.

b) Create the stack setup to use in the deployment

Go to the ‘Stacks’ page, click on the ‘Add setup’ button, and use the host you just registered — along with the services you decided to use to create your first stack setup. Click on the ‘Deploy’ button to start the deployment, and leverage the Cycleops single-click deployment capability!

You can follow through the deployment steps executed by Cycleops by clicking on the ‘Console’ button, while the deployment process is in progress; or by selecting the respective job from the jobs lists in the Setup page view.

Take a shortcut to DevOps success

Design, configure, and deploy your own reusable stacks, without writing a single line of code!

Cycleops Demo

Cycleops has certainly much more to offer than this quick start guide can cover. Besides, its purpose is to onboard new users quickly and easily, by highlighting the basic steps to set Cycleops in motion.

In case you want to learn more about how Cycleops works, and what it can do for you and your team, do have a look at the documents page.

In addition, you can consult with one of our experts, who will walk you through the platform, answer your questions, and help you get started!