Running deployment processes

There are several ways to run processes in Deployment Automation. Although not all processes are deployment processes, for simplicity, we refer to running processes as "deploying" here. Deployment options are available in both Management and Deployment pages so that deployment can be done by those users with access to only one or the other in the user interface.

Regardless of where you select the Run option, the process wizard is displayed. Depending on the context, some of the selections are pre-selected.

  • In Management, you run processes from the element whose processes you want to run: deployment package, application, component, or global.
  • In Deployment, you can select and run a process using the Run option in the global menu. In this menu, you can select from the following:

    • Application Process: This invokes the application process wizard.
    • Promote Application Process: This invokes the application process wizard and lets you select and run a process in the next environment in a pipeline. You will see only applications that have a pipeline in them and will see only those environments where there are pending pipeline executions. This is used to continue promotion for pipelines that do not require auto-promote, and the process must already have been run in a prior environment in the pipeline.
    • Deployment Package: This invokes the deployment package process wizard.
    • Promote Deployment Package: This invokes the deployment package process wizard and lets you select and run a process in the next environment in a pipeline. You will see only applications that have a pipeline in them and will see only those environments where there are pending pipeline executions. This is used to continue promotion for pipelines that do not require auto-promote, and the process must already have been run in a prior environment in the pipeline.
    • Component Process: This invokes the component process wizard.
    • Global Process: This invokes the global process wizard.

See the following for running processes from Management. The procedures are the same for running the same type of processes from Deployment other than the initial navigation and any pre-selected information based on context.

For more information on deploying, see the following topics: