Configure Deployment Automation

This topics describes how to prepare a Deployment Automation instance to work with Dimensions CM.

Note: If you do a clean install of Dimensions CM with DA and the demo schema, you can omit the steps described in this topic.

Step 1: Create an application.

Create a new application to map later to a CM product.

  1. Log in to Deployment Automation.

  2. Navigate to Management > Applications.

  3. Create a new application called QLARIUS.

Step 2: Create an environment.

Create environments to map later to stages in the Dimensions CM Global Stage Lifecycle.

  1. Select Environments.

  2. Create these environments:

    • SIT

    • QA

    • PRE-PROD

    • LIVE

Step 3: Create a pipeline.

Create a new pipeline (a sequence of environments).

  1. Select Pipelines.

  2. Create a new pipeline called SIT_DA.

Step 4: Add environments to the pipeline.

Add environments to the pipeline.

  1. Select the pipeline SIT_DA.

  2. In the Pipeline tab, click Edit.

  3. Add the SIT and QA environments to the pipeline.

Step 5: Add the pipeline to the application.

Add the pipeline to the application.

  1. Navigate to the QLARIUS application.

  2. Select Details and click Edit.

  3. Add the pipeline SIT_DA.

Step 6: Add an environment to the application.

Add an environment to the application.

  1. In the QLARIUS application click Environments. The pipeline you just added is displayed.

  2. Add the PRE-PROD environment to the application.

Step 7: Create a component.

Create a component that you will use to deploy Dimensions CM baselines.

  1. In the QLARIUS application, select Components.

  2. Create and add a new component called QL_BLN:

    • For Source Config Type, select File System (Basic).

    • For Base Path, enter the path to the QLARIUS baselines.

Step 8: Create and design a component process.

Create and design a component process to automatically download and promote baseline items.

  1. In the Components view of the QLARIUS application, select QL_BLN.

  2. Select the Processes tab.

  3. Create a new process called AppDownloadProcess. For the Process Type, select Deployment.

  4. Open the process you created.

  5. In the Tools pane, navigate to Repositories > Artifact > DA.

  6. Drag the Download Artifacts step onto the design space.

  7. Specify the step's properties.

  8. Connect the step to the Start and Finish steps.

  9. Click the Save button.

Step 9: Create and design an application process.

Create and design an application process to run an installation.

  1. Navigate to Management > Applications and select the QLARIUS application.

  2. Select the Processes tab.

  3. Create a new application process called CompProcessInstall.

  4. Open the process.

  5. From the Tools pane, drag the Install Component step onto the design space.

  6. Specify the step's properties:

    1. Enter a name for the process: CompInstall.

    2. From the Component list, select QL_BLN.

    3. From the Component Process list, select AppDownloadProcess.

  7. Connect the Install Component step with the Start and Finish steps.

  8. Click the Save button.

Step 10: Create a resource.

Create a new resource and map it to a DA agent.

  1. Navigate to Management > Resources.

  2. Create a new resource called daAgent.

  3. For Agent, select the DA agent installed on the host machine.

Step 11: Add a resource to an environment.

Add the resource to the QA environment.

  1. In the Resources view, select Environments.

  2. Select the QA environment (click the ‘QA’ link).

  3. Select the Resources tab.

  4. Add the daAgent resource.

Step 12: Map a component to a resource.

Map an application component in a specific environment to a resource. For example, map the QL_BLN component in the QA environment to the daAgent resource.

  1. Open the QLARIUS application.

  2. Select the Environments tab.

  3. Select the QA environment (click the ‘QA’ link).

  4. From the pop-up menu, select View Details.

  5. Select the Component Mapping tab. The QL_BLN component should already be mapped.

  6. Add the daAgent resource.

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