What's new in 6.3.3
This topic introduces the new features and enhancements available in Deployment Automation 6.3.3.
Application process steps
Use these new process steps in your application processes.
|Steps that run multiple components||
Now you can perform the following tasks by using a single step in an application process:
|The Run Component Process step||
This step enables you run a preconfigured component process that doesn't use versions.
Blackouts and cleanups
Use the following enhancements when managing blackouts and cleanups.
|Deployment history cleanup||
Fine-tune how to clear your deployment history and what data to remove. You can schedule a one-time cleanup or run a series of regular cleanups.
Use dynamic conditions to select applications and environments for the cleanup, based on custom rules.
Note: Starting from this version, execution history is renamed to deployment history.
You can now exclude applications from a global environment blackout. When setting the blackout, provide a list of application exceptions.
Agent and plugin enhancements
Take advantage of these agent and plugin enhancements.
|Deployment Automation agents use Groovy 3.0.0||
For improved security, Deployment Automation agents now use Groovy version 3.0.0.
Note: Plugins from earlier DA versions may not run on agents 6.3.3. Make sure to upgrade your plugins to the latest version.
|Plugins import strategies||
The plugins import strategies define the conditions for upgrading plugins during replication import. You can now choose how to import plugins:
|Kubernetes CLI plugin||
Use the Kubernetes CLI plugin to manage resources in your Kubernetes cloud environment. The plugin requires the Kubernetes command-line tool, kubectl.
|Kubernetes REST plugin||
Use the Kubernetes REST plugin to work with Kubernetes resources, copy files from or to a pod, and run a command in a pod.
Source configuration types
Use the following enhancements in source configuration types.
|Support for Artifactory virtual repositories||
Deployment Automation now supports Artifactory virtual repositories as an artifact source for your components.
See Artifactory SCT.
To get versions from an Artifactory virtual repository, use the Download Artifacts step of the DA VFS plugin.
|Source configuration types in replication export||
When you create an export file, you can now include custom source configuration types used in exported components and component templates.
The following improvements boost Deployment Automation performance.
|Background jobs for recalculating process requests||
Deployment Automation now runs background jobs to recalculate process requests submitted before the upgrade to version 6.3.3. This enables Deployment Automation to speed up the opening and processing of timelines and deployment history.
You can adjust the timeframe for running background jobs, for example, to restrict the jobs to run at a low or no activity time.
User interface and usability
The following UI enhancements provide you with an improved user experience.
|Updated Timeline calendar view||
The calendar view in Deployment, Administration, and Environment Timelines is updated to provide a more concise summary of events and more precise filtering options.
|Permission Status column||
The Online Users list has a new Permission Status column that indicates whether all security changes affecting the Deployment and Environment timelines have been applied to the user.
To check a user's permission status, navigate to Administration > Security and select the Online Users tab.
For a list of defect fixes in each release, see the Knowledge Base: