Creating and Designing Deployment Paths

You should create deployment paths as part of your initial implementation and on an ongoing basis as needed as you plan new releases.

Prerequisites: You must create any environments your deployment path will use before you create the deployment path.

You must create and then design the deployment path according to the following sections:

Creating a Deployment Path

You create the deployment path item and then design the path within that item.

To create a deployment path:

  1. In Work Center, click New.
  2. Search for the project that will store your deployment path, and then select the project to open a Submit form. (By default, the Deployment Paths project is used to store deployment paths.)
  3. Fill out the required fields and any optional fields and then click Submit.
  4. Configure and manage the deployment path using the tabs that appear in the form.

Required Fields

The required fields when you create a deployment path are as follows:


The tabs available from a deployment path once it is created are as follows:

Designing the Deployment Path

After you create the deployment path item, you are ready to design the path.

To design the deployment path:

  1. In the deployment path item you just submitted, on the Deployment Path tab, click Edit Deployment Path.
  2. In Available Environments, click a connector in the path at the position you want to add an environment and then click the + on an environment box. The selected connector is orange.
  3. To remove an environment from the deployment path, click the x on an environment box within the path.
  4. To move an environment within the deployment path, remove it, select the connector after which you want to add it, and add it again in the new position.
  5. To configure an environment, click the environment in the path. A form appears where you can set the following options:
    • Required: Select Yes to ensure the release package is deployed to this environment. By default, the first environment is required and the rest are optional.
    • Redeploy: Select Yes to allow release packages to be redeployed into an environment.
    • On Fail: Select the environment to return to upon failure.
    • Set Lock: Select Yes to prevent changes to deployment tasks or deployment units once a release package enters that environment. When you lock an environment, all subsequent environments will be locked as well.
      Note: You should not set your failure environment to a locked environment as this will prevent users from being able to change the deployment tasks when the deployment fails.

Activating the Deployment Path

After you have completed the deployment path design and are ready for it to be used, click Activate to make the deployment path active and available for selection in release packages.

Related Topics

About the Deployment Path Application

Configuring and Deploying Release Packages

Creating Environments