Contacting Joyent Support
Joyent offers several levels of support.
When contacting Joyent support it is very helpful that you have this information available.
This information is vital for Joyent Engineers to assist you quickly:
We need to know which system you are having an issue with.
Please make sure you give us the IP, hostname or UUID of your system so that we can log into it.
Give a full very verbose description of the issue you are having with your system. Include information of what services are not working and exactly what you are doing. The more information the better.
"Webserver for www.foo.com is not serving pages and I am unable to ping the IP ( 123.456.123.456 ) from my home office workstation."
Please let us know if you have made any changes to your system.
This includes package updates, new version of application code applied, changes to configuration files and anything else that may have changed.
You really should have monitoring and alerting enabled for your application and servers.
Not only does monitoring assist you with capacity planning, but, when issues happen you can provide Joyent support with access to your monitoring so that we can quickly assist you.
If you do not have monitoring and alerting for you systems please install our free partner agents on your systems now - [partner applications](Partner Applications.html)
Send support screen captures of the alerts that you are getting from your systems.
If you are having a network issue from your workstation to your server, please send up the output of traceroute.
This helps us see if there is a network issue and where is may exist.
Sending an email to email@example.com is the best way to get help.
This allows you to attache files and provide the above information we need to assist you.
When sending in a request that requires Joyent to modify your account, you will need to send this email from an authorized email address.
|If we can not verify that you are authorized for an account we will have to email you back (causing a delay) to assist you. It is always best to send request from an authorized email account for fastest service.|
Fill out the form at help.joyent.com.
If you have access to your email, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can verify your identity from an email that you send us and you can easily attach files.
We have the Web form as a back up to contact Joyent support in the event that you can not send us email.
If you need to use the Web form, please send us as much information as you can about the issues that you are having.
Extended support contract needed.
Contact email@example.com for more information about getting an extended support contract.