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You will need to have at least one Cloud Platform configured in Scalr to start Creating and Editing Farms.

For a step by step tutorial on how to enter your credentials and create your first Farm, visit our Five Minute Quick Start.

About Farms

Farms are logical groupings of configured Roles (Farm Roles) that are built within the Environment scope. They represent infrastructure topologies, and may be launched to provision actual cloud instances.

For example, you could have a 3-Tier Web Application Farm, composed of a Load Balancer Farm Role, an Application Farm Role, and a Database Farm Role.

Grouping Farm Roles in Farms (rather than mapping Farms and Farm Roles 1 to 1) has several benefits, including:

  • Letting you use Farm-Scope Global Variables (e.g. to share credentials across multiple Farm Roles).
  • Letting you use Orchestration Rules that span multiple Farm Roles (e.g. to have an event fired by your application server Farm Role trigger the execution of a Script on your load balancers).

Using Farms

Farms are designed in the Scalr Farm Designer, and then launched. 

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