Creating Application Processes

Application processes, like component and global processes, are created with the process designer.

To create an application process:

  1. Navigate to Management > Applications > [select application].

  2. Select the Processes tab and click Create.

  3. Enter the following information:

    Field Description
    Name/Description Typically the name and description correspond to the application you plan on deploying.
    Required Application Role Select the role a user must have in order to run the application. For information about creating application roles, see Role Configuration. The default value is None.
    Inventory Management To have inventory handled automatically, leave the default value, Automatic, selected. If you want to handle inventory manually, select Advanced.

    See Inventory Management.

    Offline Agent Handling

    Select the option for how the process should react if expected agents are offline:

    Check Before Execution: Checks to see if expected agents are online before running the process. If agents are offline, the process will not run.

    Use All Available; Report Failure: The process will run as long as at least one agent defined in the environment is online; this reports any failed deployments due to offline agents. This is useful for rollbacks or configuration deployments.

    Always Report Success: The process will run as long as at least one agent defined in the environment is online; this reports successful deployments.

    Default for Only Changed Versions

    If this is selected, the Only Changed Versions option will be selected by default in the Run Application Process wizard. If it is deselected, the Only Changed Versions option will be deselected by default. The Only Changed Versions option can be selected or deselected in the wizard regardless of the default setting.

    If you want to change the default setting of Default for Only Changed Versions, see Configuring the Default for Only Changed Versions Option.

    Execution Timeout Specify how long the process will execute for in hours and minutes. Default: indefinitely
  4. To create additional application processes, click Save and New. To start configuring the application process you just created, click Build Out.