Designing Application Processes

You design application processes to tell Deployment Automation what to do when you deploy whole applications.

You design processes using Deployment Automation's process editor. The process editor is a graphical editor that enables you to drag process steps from a menu of steps onto the design space and configure them immediately. As you place additional steps, you visually define their relationships with one another.

For application processes, you select from a menu of Utility steps and other steps such as installing components. These enable you to operate on sets of components associated with the application.

The process designer with an application process is shown in the following figure.

Application Process Design

Process Design Pane

  1. Select the version of the process design.
  2. Select the Tools tab to design the process. The Item Properties tab is automatically put in focus when you define or edit a step.
  3. Use the Search box to find a step by name.
  4. Select and drag steps to the design area to add them to your process.
  5. Connect process steps and edit or delete existing steps or connectors.
  6. Select from a set of options for the process designer, including the following:
    • Zoom In
    • Zoom Out
    • Actual Size
    • Print
    • Poster Print
    • Save
    • Cancel
  7. Use the thumbnail view to move the whole process design around in the design area. For example:
    • Drag its corner inward and move it over parts of the process design you want to zoom in on.
    • Drag its corner outward again to zoom out.
    • Click the Actual Size tool in the tools palette to return the process design to its original size.
  8. Click x to close the overlay and return to the main navigation.

Related Topics

Designing Component Processes

Designing Global Processes