Use the Approve step to approve a ChangeMan ZMF change package.
The last approver initiates the deployment or installation of the package into production. The installation may be scheduled or set to manual. If it is set to manual, the package installation job is submitted as soon as the last approval is given.
You need to set the following required properties for the Approve step:
|Name||Enter a name for the step. By default, the system uses the command name.|
|Host Address||Enter the TCP/IP host name or the LPAR number of the ChangeMan ZMF subsystem to connect to.|
|Port ID||Enter the TCP/IP port ID for the ChangeMan ZMF subsystem to connect to.|
|User ID||Specify a TSO user ID or SERNET/ChangeMan ZMF trusted user ID that can log in on behalf of other users.|
|Password||Specify the corresponding TSO password or SERNET/ChangeMan ZMF password.|
|Package Name||Enter the name of the ChangeMan ZMF change package.|
|Approver Entity||Enter the ChangeMan ZMF approver entity.|
You can set the following optional properties for the Approve step:
|Login as User ID||Enter the user ID to access ChangeMan ZMF by the trusted user ID.|
|Login as Current DA User||Select this option to access ChangeMan ZMF with the user that is currently logged in to Deployment Automation, even if another user is specified in the Login as User ID field.|
|Requires Production Approval||If this is the last approver, you need to select this option to make the process wait until the package is installed in production.|
|Web Service Timeout Interval||
Enter the time interval for the ChangeMan ZMF web service call, in minutes. The default interval is 5 minutes.
Note: If your requests time out, set a longer time interval. Use the timeout option together with filters to limit the amount of returned data.
|Ignore Failure||Select this option if you want the step to always be considered successful.|
Enter an alternative absolute path to the working directory for the step.
To use the default working directory for the process, leave the field empty.
|Post Processing Script||
Select a custom post-processing script. To run the step's default script, leave the field empty.
To create your custom post-processing script, click Add , and enter script details in the Create Script dialog box.
A post-processing script helps ensure that expected results occur. It runs after a step finishes processing. For details, see Post-processing scripts.
|Use Impersonation||Select this option if you want an agent to run the step as a different user. Specify the impersonation details for a Windows or UNIX/Linux agent, as described in Use impersonation to run processes.|
|Hint||Add a comment to the step. To view the comment, point to the step in the design space.|