Checks, limits and timeouts on the Divio platform#
Various processes and operations on our platform are subject to checks, timeouts and limits. Knowing what these are can help pin-point problems experienced when building or running applications.
The deployment process must complete each stage of its operations successfully within a given time. If any of these checks fail, the deployment itself will fail.
Docker build stage; will time out with a failure if not completed within 30 minutes.
Release commands stage; each command will time out with a failure if not completed within 30 minutes.
Scaling: each container must return a positive HTTP response to our application controller within 20 seconds of establishing a connection. The application controller will repeat this test at intervals, for up to 60 seconds.
When a deployment copies data from another environment, the copy operation will time out with a failure if not completed within 30 minutes.
Traffic reaches customer applications via our load-balancers.
connection: the load-balancer connects to the one of the application’s containers; if a handshake is not completed within 5 seconds, it will try to connect to another container, if one is available
send: the load-balancer sends a request to an application; if this does not complete successfully within 10 seconds, it will try to connect to another container, if one is available
read: after delivering a request to the application, the load-balancer must receive a response within 30 seconds; this is also the maximum allowed time between responses in case of chunked transfers
If any of these time limits are exceeded, the load-balancer will report a HTTP 504 Gateway timeout.
If the connection and send phases do not complete successfully within a total of 15 seconds, the load-balancer will report a HTTP 502 Application not responding error and will not attempt to connect to any remaining containers.
In almost all cases, these errors are caused by a fault in the application, and its run-time logs will provide clues as to its nature.
maximum request header size: determined by the application itself
maximum request body size: 500MB; imposed by our load-balancer
concurrent database connections per environment: limited to 60
requests to Elasticsearch clusters: if the Elasticsearch load-balancer does not receive a response within within 120 seconds it will issue an HTTP 504
Divio CLI database and media push and pull#
limited to 2GB - in practice, keeping transfer size below 500MB is strongly recommended; for larger media transfers, use an S3 client
terminated after 30 minutes