Promote the process app snapshots, following the instructions carefully,
especially for the Release Package snapshot. For the best results, read through
the following sections before beginning the promotion.
When you are ready to promote a snapshot, perform the steps below for
each of the snapshots.
- Log in to
Repository using the
- In the left navigation pane, select
- In the
Sources selection box, select
Serena Release Control
to filter the list. You'll see the following snapshots:
- Manual Deployment Task (optional)
- Release Data
- Release Train
- Release Package
- Sample Request (optional)
- Task Templates
- In the given order, select a snapshot and in its
Actions column, click the
Promote icon. The
Promote Snapshot wizard is displayed.
Important: Release Train must be promoted before Release
Package. Otherwise, the Release Package promotion may fail with Aborted status.
- In the
Destination step, select the environment to
which to promote. Click
Entities step, choose which entities to
import. It is recommended that you import all of them for each snapshot.
Important: Select the
Merge conflicts option if you have already
promoted the snapshot to the target environment and you want to preserve
changes that you made to the existing application. For example, if you want to
keep new user roles that you added to an application, select the
Merge conflicts check box to preserve them in
the target environment after the promotion. If
Merge conflicts is not selected, the existing
entities will be deleted in the target environment.
- In the
Mappings step, notice that the current
endpoint mappings point to the IP address of the server onto which you are
- In the
Summary step, review your selections and then
Promote to finish the operation.
- Repeat starting with step 4 for each of the snapshots that you want
Tip: If you aren't sure whether you will use the
optional snapshots, promote them and if you decide you don't want to use them
later, you can delete them or hide them by removing privileges. If you want to
configure the end-to-end solution for proof of concept or evaluation, promote
- After you have promoted each of the snapshots, continue with the
Generating Views for Deployment Path Reports
As part of the deployment path implementation,
advanced reports with view queries to collect and display deployment
information for each environment in the path. The views for the advanced
reports cannot be created until after the Release Package snapshot has been
promoted. After you have promoted the Release Package process app, use the
following procedure to generate the views.
To generate the deployment information solution
Repository, view the
Activities page to ensure the
Release Package promotion has successfully completed.
- Prepare the views for the deployment information tables as follows:
- Open a command prompt.
- Navigate to the following
For example, here are the commands to navigate to the default
cd Program Files\Serena\SBM\Application
- Execute the following command:
- Promote the
Release Package snapshot again.
The solution views now appear in the Release Package process app
as the following tables:
DU Execution Log
- Verify that the last Release Package snapshot promotion finished
with no errors or unexpected warnings by viewing the promotion in the
Activities page. For example, an error similar
to the following may appear:
WARN -- UNEXPECTED WARNING: Invalid Table,
1ce2af10-190f-11e5-b939-0800200c9a66, specified for Report "RLC Deployment Log
for Release Package", e9818ab0-35ca-4d67-a58a-93058b8979ec Context: Object type
'Report', name 'RLC Deployment Log for Release Package', UUID
If an error occurred, see
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