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Organization and Environment Maintenance

Edge for Private Cloud v. 4.17.05

This section covers various administrative operations, for example, creation, management and removal of Apigee organizations, environments and virtual hosts in an Apigee Edge for Private Cloud installation.

For an introduction to organizations, environments, and virtual hosts, see About Planets, Regions, Pods, Organizations, Environments and Virtual Hosts.

Checking Status of Users, Organization and Environment 

Management Server plays a vital role in holding all other components together in an on-premises installation of Edge Private Cloud. You can check for user, organization and deployment status on the Management Server by issuing the following CURL commands:

curl -u <adminEmail>:<admin passwd> http://localhost:8080/v1/users
curl -u <adminEmail>:<admin passwd> http://localhost:8080/v1/organizations
curl -u <adminEmail>:<admin passwd> http://localhost:8080/v1/organizations/<orgname>/deployments

The system should display 200 HTTP status for all calls. If these fail, do the following:

  1. Check the Management Server logs at /opt/apigee/var/log/apigee/management-server for any errors.
  2. Make a call against Management Server to check whether it is functioning properly. 
  3. Remove the server from the ELB and then restart the Management Server:
    /opt/apigee/bin/apigee-service management-server restart

About using config files 

The commands shown below take a config file as input. For example, you pass a config file to the setup-org command to define all the properties of the organization, including the environment and virtual host.

For a complete config file, and information on the properties that you can set in the config file, see Onboard an organization.

About setting up a virtual host

A virtual host on Edge defines the domains and Edge Router ports on which an API proxy is exposed, and, by extension, the URL that apps use to access an API proxy. A virtual host also defines whether the API proxy is accessed by using the HTTP protocol, or by the encrypted HTTPS protocol.

Use the scripts and API calls shown below to create a virtual host. When you create the virtual host, you must specify the following information:

  • The name of the virtual host that you use to reference it in your API proxies.
  • The port on the Router for the virtual host. Typically these ports start at 9001 and increment by one for every new virtual host.
  • The host alias of the virtual host. Typically the DNS name of the virtual host.

    The Edge Router compares the Host header of the incoming request to the list of host aliases as part of determining the API proxy that handles the request. When making a request through a virtual host, either specify a domain name that matches the host alias of a virtual host, or specify the IP address of the Router and the Host header containing the host alias.

For example, if you created a virtual host with a host alias of myapis.apigee.net on port 9001, then a cURL request to an API through that virtual host could use one of the following forms:

  • If you have a DNS entry for myapis.apigee.net:
    curl http://myapis.apigee.net:9001/{proxy-base-path}/{resource-path}
  • If you do not have a DNS entry for myapis.apigee.net:
    curl http://<routerIP>:9001/{proxy-base-path}/{resource-path} -H 'Host: myapis.apigee.net'

    In the second form, you specify the IP address of the Router, and pass the host alias in the Host header. 

    Note: The curl command, most browsers, and many other utilities automatically append the Host header with the domain as part of the request, so you can actually use a curl command in the form:
    curl http://<routerIP>:9001/{proxy-base-path}/{resource-path} 

Options when you do not have a DNS entry for the virtual host

One option when you do not have a DNS entry is to set the host alias to the IP address of the Router and port of the virtual host, as <routerIP>:port. For example:

192.168.1.31:9001

When you make a curl command in the form below:

curl http://<routerIP>:9001/{proxy-base-path}/{resource-path} 

This option is preferred because it works well with the Edge UI. 

If you have multiple Routers, add a host alias for each Router, specifying the IP address of each Router and port of the virtual host. 

Alternatively, you can set the host alias to a value, such as temp.hostalias.com. Then, you have to pass the host header on every request:

curl -v http://<routerIP>:9001/{proxy-base-path}/{resource-path} -H 'Host: temp.hostalias.com'

Or, add the host alias to your /etc/hosts file. For example, add this line to /etc/hosts:

192.168.1.31   temp.hostalias.com

Then you can make a request as if you had a DNS entry:

curl -v http://myapis.apigee.net:9001/{proxy-base-path}/{resource-path} 

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