Use the file to customize an AWS Quick Start deployment

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This article covers how to use the file to customize a Jira Data Center instance deployed via the AWS Quick Start

This article assumes that you already have a file. For more information on that, see Edit the file in Jira server and Advanced Jira application configuration.


All of our AWS Quick Starts use Ansible playbooks to configure specific components of your deployment. These playbooks run automated tasks that set up each application node of the AWS Quick Start deployment. One of these tasks is to check if the shared home contains a file. If there is, then the file will be applied to all new application nodes. This allows you to use the file to apply advanced customizations to your application nodes.

Step 1: Copy to the shared home

First, upload the file to your shared home. To do this, copy to  /media/atl/jira/shared/ on any application node. For instructions on how to do this, see Connecting to your nodes over SSH.

Step 2: Find all the current application nodes in your stack

In AWS, note the Instance IDs of all running application nodes in your stack. To do this:

  1. In the AWS console, go to Services > CloudFormation. Select your deployment’s stack to view its Stack Details.

  2. Expand the Resources drop-down. Look for the ClusterNodeGroup and click its Physical ID. This will take you to a page showing the Auto Scaling Group details of your Jira application nodes.
  3. In the Auto Scaling Group details, click on the Instances tab. Note all of the Instance IDs listed there; you'll be terminating them in Step 3.

Step 3: Terminate all nodes

In the previous step, you noted all of the Instance IDs of all application nodes. You'll need to terminate them now.

  1. In the AWS console, go to Services > EC2. From there, click Running Instances.

  2. Check all of the instances matching the Instance IDs you noted in Step 2.
  3. From the Actions drop-down, select Instance State > Terminate.
  4. Click through to terminate the instances.

Once you terminate all nodes, AWS will automatically replace them. Each time a replacement node is provisioned, the file will be copied from the shared home to the node's local home. This will apply the settings from file to the node.

DescriptionThis article covers how to use the file to customize a Quick Start deployment. It includes basic info on how to upload stuff to shared home, as well as how to terminate all Jira nodes in an AWS deployment.
Last modified on Feb 13, 2020

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