Designing Deployment Package Processes

You design deployment package processes to tell Deployment Automation what to do when you deploy multiple applications or components that span applications.

You design processes using the process designer, where you drag process steps from a menu of steps onto the design space and configure them immediately. As you place additional steps, you visually define their relationships with one another.

Deployment package processes can run manually, automatically on some trigger condition, or on a user-defined schedule. When you want to deploy multiple applications or components that span applications, the deployment package determines which ones are executed and in which order.

For deployment package processes, you can run application and component processes and select from a menu of utility steps.

Here's an example of a designed deployment package process:

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Deployment Package Process Design

  • Select from a set of options for the process designer, including the following:

    • Zoom In
    • Zoom Out
    • Actual Size
    • Print
    • Poster Print
    • Save
    • Cancel
    • Show Outline Box: Use this to move the whole process design around in the design area. For example:

      • Drag its corner inward and move it over parts of the process design to zoom in.
      • Drag its corner outward again to zoom out.
    • Show Connection Options: Select this to show the options for all connections.
  • In Tools, select process steps.
  • Use the Search box to find a step by name.
  • Select and drag steps to the design area to add them to your process. Select from the following:

    • Finish
    • Run Component Process
    • Run Application Process
    • Utility Steps
  • Connect process steps and edit or delete existing steps or connections, see Connecting Process Steps.
  • Properties are automatically shown when you select a step.
  • Click Run to initiate the Run Deployment Package process wizard.

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