To check the status of Helion Stackato:
$ kato status
This will list all the roles configured to run on the VM, and whether they are running, stopped, or starting.
In particular, the kato process ready command is useful for determining if the system is in a state to receive configuration commands. For example, to check that all processes for the configured roles are ready:
$ kato process ready all
To control the Helion Stackato roles, use
kato start, stop and restart
$ kato stop
Without any further options the operation applies to all Helion Stackato roles. To start, stop or restart individual roles, specify them after the desired command:
$ kato stop mysql
To safely shut down the VM, run the
shutdown command as root:
$ sudo shutdown -h now
At first boot, the time zone of the Helion Stackato VM is set to UTC. To set
this to your local time zone, run the
kato op set_timezone command.
When run without arguments, the command will prompt for time zone
selection, but the time zone can be set non-interactively with the
--timezone option. For example:
$ kato op set_timezone --timezone America/Chicago
You can also run the
tzselect command to find the appropriate time
zone string for your location.
Check the time with the
date command after setting the time zone. If
it does not display the correct local time the
ntpd daemon will
eventually correct it, but you can force synchronization with
ntpdate using the following commands:
$ sudo service ntp stop $ sudo ntpdate -u pool.ntp.org $ sudo service ntp start
If you would like to return a Helion Stackato VM to its original "out-of-the-box" configuration, use the kato node reset command. This command has two options:
kato node reset docker: Removes all docker containers, and deletes all but the Helion Stackato release images. Not meant for general use, but implicitly run along with
The Management Console has a Settings page that allows an administrator to monitor the server component and services, and restart or stop services as necessary.
The easiest way to add administrators to Helion Stackato is via the Management Console under Users. The Management Console will prompt to create the initial administrator the first time you use it.
If you do not have access to the Management Console, create a user by
logging in to the micro cloud or core node controller via
through the VM tty console (as the
stackato user) and run
$ stackato target api.stackato-xxxx.local $ stackato register email@example.com
Grant administrative privileges using
$ kato config push cloud_controller_ng admins firstname.lastname@example.org
Subsequent new users can be added remotely with the
client by an administrator.
The import and export functionality can be used to do regular backups, or to move the Helion Stackato configuration from one server to another. It is also a means of upgrading the Helion Stackato VM without having to install everything from the ground up.