If you are integrating with a product that provides the ability to
execute processes, such as
Serena Dimensions CM,
Serena ChangeMan ZMF,
and have the corresponding plugin configured properly, you can add deployment
tasks. Depending on your selections, the execution of the deployment task may
deploy the associated deployment units to the target environment, it may
execute an operation on the environment, or it may submit or transition a
request in another system to signal that a given task must be completed.
Before you can add a deployment task, you must have a connection to
the integrating product.
You must also have a supporting plugin configured. Refer the plugin
documentation on the
Note: Deployment tasks are implemented using the
plugin execution provider type.
To add a deployment task:
- In a release package, select the
Deployment Tasks tab, and then click
Edit Deployment Tasks.
Note: For the
Edit Deployment Tasks button to appear, you
must be logged in as the Release Manager.
- On the form that opens, click
+, and then select the
plugin that you are using for the deployment task.
- Give the task a title and description.
- Fill out the required fields and any optional fields and then click
Tip: You can also copy tasks from a task template or from
another release package.
Updating Deployment Tasks
Once you have created deployment tasks, you can do the following in
the Edit Deployment Tasks list:
- Reorder tasks: Drag and drop to reorder. Move your cursor
over the task you want to move, and when you see the move icon, drag and drop
it where you want it.
- Add deployment units to tasks:
Edit, delete, or link to a deployment unit by clicking the
corresponding icons beside the task title. Move your cursor over the title area
to see the icons.
- Skip tasks: Click the active environment name beside the
deployment task you want to skip. It will be grayed out to indicate that the
deployment task will not be run in that environment. Using this technique, you
can inactivate the tasks for some environments and not others.
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