Deploying Release Packages

Deployment initiates the deployment tasks that you have configured and scheduled.

Prerequisites: You must have completed the release package configuration, including adding the deployment tasks.

It is recommended that you validate the deployment tasks before beginning the deployment. See Validating Deployment Tasks.

Starting the Deployment

To run a release package deployment:

  1. Select the release package you want to deploy.
    Note: Standalone and parent release packages can be deployed directly. Child packages are deployed when their parent release package is deployed.
  2. Move the release package through its lifecycle until the Start Deploy option is available.
  3. Click Start Deploy and enter any comments needed in the Message Log field.

    The deployment is initiated and the deployment tasks associated with the release packages begin. The deployment executes each of the deployment tasks in the order specified.


    After you click Start Deploy, validation automatically begins. If the deployment tasks are valid, deployment starts immediately. However, if any task is invalid, deployment will not start The release package will remain in the Ready to Deploy state and the following message will appear:

    "The current or locked environment has invalid tasks. Refer to the System Log for more information."

  4. Check the deployment status.
  5. After the deployment has been verified, click Deployment Verified and enter any comments needed in the Message Log field.
  6. After testing is complete, click Complete Testing or Failed Testing and fill out the resulting form as needed.
Note: Even if you have a schedule and the start date has not yet arrived, when you click Start Deploy, the deployment starts; the schedule is not enforced by the software, and is for informational purposes.
Important: You cannot add environments or change the options once the release package is started on the deployment path. To add environments and change the options, you must change the deployment path and start again.

Checking Deployment Status

To check the status of the deployment:

  1. Select the release package's Deployment Tasks tab.
  2. Filter the list of deployment tasks by Task Executions.
  3. Refresh the status as needed using the refresh button.

If the deployment fails, investigate and fix whatever caused the problem, such as the configuration in the integrating product, a selection or sequencing problem in the deployment tasks, or configuration in the target environment itself. If the environment allows redeployment, you can redeploy the release package to the same environment. If it doesn't allow redeployment, you must return the release package to construction and progress the release package back through the process from there.

Deploying to the Next Environment

Use the provided options to transition the release package through the deployment process.

Viewing Deployment Executions for the Path

View information about deployment executions in the Deployment Path tab.

Select deployment executions to see information for each deployment run.

If you do not see the complete report below the deployment path and the environments to which you have deployed are not shown in color, refer to Troubleshooting the Deployment Path.