Checking if KOTS Jama Front End is Up via Application Server

Kellen Fields
Kellen Fields
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Author: Kellen Fields

Updated: June 2024

Audience: Everyone

Environment: Self-hosted, Replicated - KOTS, all versions.


Sometimes, it can be worthwhile to see if the Jama Application login page runs from inside the Application server (without needing an outside browser).


To do that, we can curl the login webpage.

  1. At the command line of the application server, use the command:
kubectl get svc nginx

Remember to retrieve the IP address of the nginx web server running the application. You can find the IP address under the 'EXTERNAL-IP' section.

support@support-app-server:~$ kubectl get svc nginx
nginx ClusterIP <none> 80/TCP 3d7h

   2. Take the IP address (in this case, and use the curl command to access the login screen URL.

curl -I -

This output will provide an HTTP status code. If the status is 200, the application is running correctly.

support@aws-support-app-02:~$ curl -I -
HTTP/1.1 200
Server: nginx
Date: Tues, 23 Jan 2024 17:16:18 GMT
Content-Type: text/html;charset=UTF-8
Content-Length: 8707
Connection: keep-alive


Use Case

This can be useful in troubleshooting to narrow down whether an inability to access the application via browser is networking-related or if the application is up at all about pod status.




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