Following up my last post, I describe a simple sample UCD process that helps with automating the creation of Base WebSphere profiles. I hope to attack setting up WebSphere ND infrastructure at some later time. As with the previous post the intent is not to create a “perfect” process but one that gets the job done while exploring some other aspects of UCD.
It’s an IBMIM world. Or becoming one. Resistance is futile. Urbancode Release (UCR for short) is no exception. The new release uses IBM Installation manager, which of course I know and love from doing oodles of CLM and WAS 8.x installations (not to mention a dark past with other Rational tools:-). I suppose this made me somewhat gung-ho when installing UCR on a test Windows 2008 R2 64-bit server and promptly came unstuck.
In my last post I covered using Microsoft Active Directory as an LDAP provider for Urbancode Deploy (UCD). At the end of that process the new users I had added couldn’t do anything except log in. To allow those users to be productive we need to configure the teams, roles, types (if needed) and permissions. I also wrote that I had to read the Infocenter topic a few times and work through some examples to get the hang of how these concepts relate and are used.
While I was in Orlando to present on Managing Android platform source with RTC at Innovate 2013 in June I took the opportunity to attend the UDeploy, now called UrbanCode Deploy, (I shorten it to UCD) workshop and came away suitably impressed.
Especially impressed by how easy and simple it is to understand, use and get started with. At it’s simplest here’s a short overview of what I needed to do to get a basic application deployment process automated. Continue reading “UrbanCode Deploy: Making deployment automation easy”