Running Application Processes

Deployments are typically done from applications. To deploy to a particular environment, you run the application process defined for that environment. For more about deployment, see Deployment Overview.

To run an application process:

  1. Navigate to the application's Environments page: Management > Applications > [selected application] > Environments.
  2. Click the name of the environment where you want to perform the deployment and then select Run Process. The process wizard is displayed with the application already selected.
  3. Select the application process to run and click Next.
  4. Select the Only Changed Version check box to ensure that only changed versions are deployed. If selected, no previously deployed versions will be deployed. For example, if you check the box and select a specific version that was already deployed, the version will not be redeployed. Do not select this if you want to deploy a version regardless of whether or not it was already deployed, such as when the inventory is out of date.
  5. If you want to use a snapshot, select it from the Snapshot drop-down list-box. If you select a snapshot, the deployment will automatically use the component versions defined for the snapshot. For information about snapshots, see Snapshots.
  6. If you did not select a snapshot, select a component version from the Version list-box. If more than one component is mapped to the application, each one is listed separately. Version options are described in the following table:
    Version Option Description
    None No version for this component. Useful when performing multi-component deployments or testing.
    Specific Version Enables you select any version already in CodeStation.
    Latest Version Automatically uses the most recently imported version.
    Latest With Status Automatically uses the most recently imported version with the specified status. Example status values are: Latest (default value), Passed Test, Archived.
    All With Status All component versions with the selected status will be deployed.
    All in Environment All component versions already deployed in the environment with the selected status will be deployed.
    All in Environment (Reversed) All component versions already deployed in the environment with the selected status will be deployed in reverse order. Example status values are: Active (default), Staged.
  7. Select the process you want to run from the Process list box. All processes created for the application are listed.
  8. When finished, click Submit to start the process.
When a process starts, the Request page is displayed so that you can review the process request progress. After the request completes, you can review the results on that and other related pages. See Analyzing Deployments.
Note: If gate conditions are defined for a target environment, the component versions or snapshots are deployed into that environment only if their status meets those conditions. See Gates.

Related Topics

Ways of Deploying

Creating Application Processes