Adding Deployment Tasks

If you are integrating with a product that provides the ability to execute processes, such as SBM, Deployment Automation, Dimensions CM, or 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 do one of the following:

Prerequisites: 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 Documentation Center.

Note: Deployment tasks are implemented using the plugin execution provider type.

If you want to create deployment tasks from existing tasks, see Copying Deployment Tasks.

To add a deployment task:

  1. In a release package or deployable release train, select the Deployment Tasks tab, and then click Edit Deployment Tasks.
    Tip: For the Edit Deployment Tasks button to appear, you may need to resize the window to a larger size.
  2. Select Deployment Tasks in the selection box.
  3. Click +, and then select the plugin configuration that you want to use for this task.
  4. Give the task a title and description.
  5. Fill out the required fields and any optional fields and then click Save.
    Tip: For some plugins, you can link requests and deployment units while creating the deployment task. These are typically limited to configurations within the same base.

    For detailed field descriptions and linking options, see the documentation for your plugin.

  6. After you have created deployment tasks, you can do the following in the edit deployment tasks list:
    1. Reorder tasks: Drag and drop to reorder. Point to the task you want to move, and when you see the move icon, drag and drop it where you want it. Alternatively, you can right-click the task to see positioning options.
    2. Make tasks float: To remove any sequencing from a task and make it so that it is not dependent any other tasks and no other tasks are dependent on it, right-click the task and click Make Floating.
      Tip: To make the task sequenced again, reorder it in the list.
    3. Add deployment units to tasks: Edit, delete, or link to a deployment unit by clicking the corresponding icons beside the task title. Point to the title area to see the icons.
    4. Skip tasks: Click the active environment name beside the deployment task you want to skip. It will be dimmed 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.
    Tip: You can also copy tasks from a task template or from another release package.

Related Topics

Adding Failure Tasks

Copying Deployment Tasks