Creating Automation Deployment Tasks 

Automation deployment tasks integrate with Serena Release Automation to automate installation and configuration tasks.

You can create a Serena Release Automation task, which is used to deploy a deployment unit for a release package into a particular stage.

You can do the following:

The sequence number is used to specify order of execution of the deployment tasks. The automation deployment task is specific to a single stage.

To execute an automation deployment task for installation and configuration of files through Serena Release Automation, Serena Release Control needs information on the applications, environments, process, and servers.

To create an automation deployment task:

  1. Select a stage for which this task will be executed.

  2. Click Create Task.

  3. The Create Deployment Task dialog box appears.

  4. In Task Type, select Automation.

  5. The Task Type: Automation form appears in the dialog box.

  6. Fill out the Automation form.

  7. For example:

    1. Enter Task name and Sequence number.

    2. Click Get application to refresh the list of applications stored in Serena Release Automation and then select an application.

    3. Click Get environment to refresh the list of environments for the selected application and then select one or more environments.

    4. Click Get process & servers to refresh the list of processes and servers for the selected environments.

    5. Select the primary and secondary owners for the task.

    6. Optionally enter a description.

  8. Click OK.

The automation task is saved. It will be executed according to its sequential order when the release package to which it is associated is deployed to the specified stage.