To secure your release deployment and provide an audit trail of changes, Serena Release Manager uses Serena Release Vault, powered by Dimensions CM.
Release Packages point to:
Development change requests, such as Serena Release Vault requests, SBM tickets, or other change tracking systems’ items
Deployment units, such as Serena Release Vault baselines, ChangeMan ZMF change packages, or other change management systems’ deployable components.
The flow of information between Serena Release Control and Serena Release Vault is shown in the following figure.
Serena Release Vault not only secures the code, it also copies the deployment units to the environments defined for the deployment units. For example, when using Serena Release Vault as the Deployment Unit provider, baselines are copied to the deployment areas defined for stages in the Global Stage Lifecycle. The release types and release stages define the environments where the deployment units are to be copied and the deployment tasks define other actions to be done for the deployment, either in Serena Release Vault or Serena Release Automation or both.