Configuration templates

Configuration templates enable you to save and reuse configuration data in processes. Typically, Deployment Automation configuration templates contain data for server configurations, for example Tomcat servers, but the data can be for any purpose.

Prepare to use configuration templates

To use configuration templates, complete the prerequisite tasks described in this section.

Before you can use configuration templates:

  1. Download the DA plugins bundle from the Deployment Automation support page. Extract the the DA Configuration Management plugin zip file from the bundle and load in into Deployment Automation. For details, see Load and upgrade plugins.

    For details on how the plugin works, see DA Configuration Management plugin.

  2. Create a configuration template for your component as described next in Create configuration templates.
  3. In the Tools pane of a component process, select Resource Tools > Configuration Management and use the Install Template step to download the template from the Deployment Automation server and apply token replacement based on environment or other properties.

Note: Configuration templates are not the same as component templates. For information on component templates, see Component templates.

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Create configuration templates

You create configuration templates in the Components section of the Deployment Automation user interface.

To create a configuration template:

  1. Navigate to Management > Components > [select component] > Templates.

  2. Click Create. The Create Configuration Template dialog box opens.

  3. In the Name field, enter the name of the template.

  4. In the Template field, enter or paste the template text.

    The amount of text is based on the database used by Deployment Automation. In general, there is no limit to the amount of text used for a configuration template. For an example, see the Community website.

  5. Click Save.

To edit a configuration template, click the Edit icon next to the template.

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