Enterprise Distributed Application Service (EDAS) provides microservices-based application demos that use the following frameworks: Spring Cloud, Dubbo, and High-speed Service Framework (HSF). These demos help you learn how to deploy microservices-based applications in EDAS. In addition, EDAS provides a default Elastic Compute Service (ECS) cluster where you can deploy applications. This topic provides an example on how to deploy a microservices-based application in the default ECS cluster.


  • Activate EDAS.
  • Auto Scaling is activated and authorized to access resources of other cloud services.

Background information

  • Default ECS cluster: A default namespace is created in each region. EDAS automatically creates a default ECS cluster in the namespace. The ECS cluster is deployed in the default virtual private cloud (VPC) of the region.
  • Application demos: You can use the microservices-based application demos in the EDAS console to deploy and call simple services. The microservices-based application demos use the Spring Cloud, Dubbo, and HSF frameworks. Each demo contains two applications. The procedures to deploy application demos that use different frameworks are similar. This topic describes how to deploy an application demo that uses the Spring Cloud framework.

    For more information about the microservices-based application demos, see alibabacloud-microservice-demo.

  • For more information about how to implement the features of an application with microservices, see Application development overview.

Deploy an application demo

Each microservices-based application demo contains a server-side application (service provider) and a client-side application (service consumer). The following example shows how to deploy the server-side application. After you deploy the server-side application, repeat the same steps in this section to deploy the client-side application.

Note Due to the way how services are called, you must deploy the server-side application before you deploy the client-side application. If you deploy the client-side application first, the service cannot be called and an error is returned.
  1. Log on to the EDAS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Applications.
  3. In the top navigation bar of the Applications page, select the region where you want to deploy the application. On the page that appears, select the namespace that you want to manage and click Create Application.
  4. In the Basic Information step of the Create Application wizard, enter basic application information and click Next.
    1. In the Cluster Type section, click ECS Clusters.
    2. In the Application Runtime Environment section, click Java and select Open JDK 8 from the Java Environment drop-down list.
      The Spring Cloud application demo to be deployed in the ECS cluster is a JAR package. Therefore, Java is selected as Application Runtime Environment in this example. When you deploy an application for production purposes, you can follow the instructions on this page to select a proper application runtime and Java environment.
    3. Enter the name of the application in the Application Name field.
    4. Optional:Enter the description of the application in the Application Description field.
  5. In the Configurations step, configure the application package and environment settings, and then click Next.
    Configurations step
    1. Select Official Demo as Source of Deployment Package.
    2. Select Spring Cloud Server Application from the Demo Type drop-down list.
    3. Select Purchase Instance as Instance Source.
    4. Select Default Environment as Environment.
    5. Select Purchase Based on Recommended Specifications as Purchase Method.
    6. Select Ultra-low-spec Instance as Select Specifications.
    7. Enter 1 in the Quantity field.
    8. Enter a password in the Logon Password field for the ECS instance.
    9. In the Terms of Service section, select ECS Service Terms | Terms of Service for Images.
  6. In the Advanced Settings step, specify Version and Application Health Check, and then click Create Application.
    By default, the current timestamp is specified as the version number. The format of the version number is yyyymmdd:hhmmss.
  7. In the Creation Completed page, confirm Basic Information, Configurations, and Advanced Settings, and then click Create Application.

    After the system starts to deploy the application, the message A change process is ongoing for this application. The application is in Executing state. is prompted on the top of the Basic Information page. It requires about 2 minutes to deploy the application.

    You can also click View Details next to the prompted message to navigate to the Change Details page of the application. On this page, you can check the deployment progress and log data.

  8. Repeat the preceding steps to deploy the client-side application.

Verify the result

The client-side application contains web services. After both the server-side and client-side applications are deployed, check whether you can log on to the web interface of the client-side application.

  1. In the top navigation bar of the Applications page, select the region where the client-side application is deployed. Then, click the name of the client-side application.
  2. On the Basic Information page of the client-side application, click Instance Information.
  3. On the Instance Information tab, copy the public IP address of the ECS instance where the client-side application is deployed.
  4. Open a web browser and enter the connect string of the client-side application into the address bar. The connect string must be in the http://<Public IP address of the ECS instance>:8080 format. Then, check whether you can log on to the web interface of the client-side application.
  5. Enter a string into the Echo this string field, for example, Hello EDAS. After you enter a string, click Click here to check whether a successful response is displayed at the bottom of the page.

    The Data Return After Call section displays the procedure how the client-side application (service consumer) calls the server-side application (service provider). If the string that you entered is returned, this indicates that service call is successful and the microservices-based application is deployed.

    2020-08-25T10:00:01.866Z :  Consumer received.    
        2020-08-25T10:00:01.878Z :  Provider received.
            Provider processed after sleep 1 second! Echo String: "Hello EDAS"
        2020-08-25T10:00:02.878Z :  Provider Return
    2020-08-25T10:00:02.882Z :  Consumer Return