Deployment Management

Introduction

The Deployment Management component of EcoSystem enables users to track deployment information (like version & status) and coordinate/schedule deployment activities.

Module Navigation

In Enterprise this module has 3 key sub-trees Home + Reports + Management. Home is used for executive & activity dashboards, reports is insights focused and management is focused on adding/editing data specific to that module.

Note: Non-Enterprise editions have a flat (non tree structure).

Home

Deployment Dashboard

A dashboard providing executive details about deployment status.

Default Enterprise Location: Deployment Management / Home

This dashboard has 4 sections:

  1. Executive Banner Buttons
  2. Weekly Deployment Stats
  3. Deployed Versions (filterable by Business Unit)
  4. Upcoming Deployment Events

Usage:

  • (Section-1) Banner Buttons are Read-Only
  • (Section-2) In Charts, you can toggle information on and off (click on “key”)
  • (Section-3) Filter by Business Unit, to refine Deployed Version Insights
  • (Section-3) Version details can be amended directly by clicking on cell & amending
  • (Section-4) Use Tabs to Toggle between Chart & Grid Views
  • (Section-4) In Grids, you can select a row and use “View” to edit information.

Deployment Activity

A dashboard providing executive details about deployment activity.

Default Enterprise Location: Deployment Management / Home

The dashboard is broken into 2 sections:

  1. Executive Banner Buttons
  2. Table to view Open Major Deployments, Open Minor Deployments, Open Hot-Fix Deployments and Overdue Events.

Usage

  • Select “List” in a Banner Button (Section-1) to list objects in Section-2
  • Select “Add” in a Banner Button to add a new object
  • View Object Information with the Editor (“View” Button).
  • If you only want to see deployment activities belonging to you then use the “Green Button” (My Env Events) to filter.

Reports

Deployment Insights

A report to analyse System & System Deployment Specific information.

Default Enterprise Location: Deployment Management / Reports

This report has 7 sections:

  1. A “System” (Platform) Selection Area
  2. A set of Banner Buttons showing Executive System details.
  3. Availability of System’s Instances
  4. Availability of System’s Instances Components
  5. List of Packages connected to this System
  6. Recent & Upcoming Deployments
  7. Deployment Trend for System (by environment)

Usage:

  • Select System (section-1)
  • Use Tabs to Toggle between Chart & Grid Views
  • In Grids, you can select a row and use “View” to edit information.

Deployment Calendar

Track & communicate all your deployment events on the Deployment Calendar.

Default Enterprise Location: Deployment Management / Reports

Note: The default calendar view is the year view (as above).  

Usage

  • Filter information you see (1)
  • Select perspective / calendar style (2)
  • Choose an Environment / Lane (3). Default is all.
  • Edit Event by clicking on an existing event (4). This will drop you into the Editor.
  • Add Event by clicking on “Add Event” button (5).

Project Deployments

Visualize deployments from perspective of a project.

Default Enterprise Location: Deployment Management / Reports

This report has 3 sections:

  1. Select Project
  2. List of Deployment Events for that project
  3. Gantt View of the Events (alternative to 2)

  • Select project (1)
  • In Grids (2), you can select a row and use “View” to edit information.
  • In Gantt (3), You can deep dive into event by selecting Gantt Line on the right.

Instance Versions

An enterprise view of all Versions deployed across all your Environments & Business Units.

Default Enterprise Location: Deployment Management / Reports

The report is broken into 4 logical areas

  1. Business Unit Filter (default is all)
  2. System Names
  3. Version (i.e. Latest Master/Gold Version)
  4. System Instance Version (within an Environment Lane)

Usage

  • Select Business Unit to reduce the noise.
  • Version details can be amended directly by clicking on cell & amending
  • Instance (Lane) Version details can be amended directly by clicking on cell & amending

Deployment Event Status

An System level view of your current & planned “package” deployments.

Default Enterprise Location: Deployment Management / Reports

This dashboard has 3 key sections.

  1. Selected System
  2. Show Current Deployments (Packages installed against System “Instances”)
  3. Shows Planned Deployments by Instance (including Package Repository Status)

Note: Repository Status tells us if package is available and ready to go.

Usage:

  • This is a read-only report.

Management

Manage Deployments

The “Manage Deployments” area inside the “Deployment Management” module is the key place for adding and managing your Deployment data.

Default Enterprise Location: Deployment Management / Reports

There are two sections to this dashboard:

  1. Executive Banner Buttons
  2. Table to view Deployments (All, Overdue, Active & Inactive/Complete)

Usage

  • Select “List” in a Banner Button to list objects
  • Select “Add” in a Banner Button to add a new object
  • View Object Information with the Editor (“View” Button).
  • If you only want to see environments belonging to you then use the “Green Button” (My EnvEvents) to filter.

Important! Information can also be added to EcoSystem Automatically via the Open API. This is particularly useful for data that is "fast moving" e.g. Status or Version details. Learn More 

Manage Packages

The “Manage Packages” area inside the “Deployment Management” module is the key place for adding and managing your Package data.

Default Enterprise Location: Deployment Management / Reports

There are two sections to this dashboard:

  1. Executive Banner Buttons
  2. Table to view Packages (All, Unavailable & Available)

Usage

  • Select “List” in a Banner Button to list objects
  • Select “Add” in a Banner Button to add a new object
  • View Object Information with the Editor (“View” Button).
  • If you only want to see environments belonging to you then use the “Green Button” (My Packages) to filter.

Deployment Form

An alternative way to add a Deployment directly (without going through other calendars or dashboards) is to use the Deployment Event Form.

Default Enterprise Location: Deployment Management / Management

 You would normally do this via the “Event Calendar” or “Manage Events” page.

Usage:

  • Enter Headline / Summary
  • Specify Event Type e.g. Env Deployment
  • Attach Project Name (Project Owning/Paying-For Event)
  • Select Environment Event happening in
  • Enter Timeline i.e. Window Event is happening between
  • Select System Instance(s) affected by Event
  • Attach Run Sheet* (optional – used to promote standardized operations)
  • Assigned To i.e. Which team is going to do it.

Important! Information can also be added to EcoSystem Automatically via the Open API. This is particularly useful for data that is "fast moving" e.g. Status or Version details. Learn More 

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Updated on January 27, 2019

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