Creating processes and content process sets
Processes are organized into the following sections:
- Working with channel and environment processes
- Working with instance content
Processes associated with instance content are grouped into named sets that represent particular types of content. They include the processes that act on that content: Deployment, Post Deployment, and Removal. For example, a text-file type of content set would include the processes for deploying text files, any post-deployment operations needed for the text files, and the process for removing the text files.
To create a content process or a channel/environment process
- On the Define tab, from the left menu, click Processes.
- Click the Content or Channel/Environment tab for the type of process that you want to create.
- Click New Process.
Enter an appropriate label to identify the purpose of the process.
When labeling a process, identify what the process will do, such as "Provision JBoss server."
- For a channel/environment process, select from the Type menu.
Select an appropriate role(s) for the process. For more information about this procedure, see Enabling role-based access permissions for a process.
- Only users with matching role have access to this channel/environment process.
- For more information about adding new role and viewing the permissions for the existing role, see Managing roles and access restrictions topic.
- Click Create.
- Use one of the following actions:
- To add activities for the process that you just created, click the tab for the type of activity and click New Activity.
To add activities later, proceed to the next step.
When you are adding a new deployment activity under Configure, notice that for some libraries by default the remote directory value is '.'. If you keep this default value, application content is sent to a directory specified on the appropriate channel or channel template (VL_CHANNEL_ROOT). For property precedence and other details, see Properties.
- For a content process, on the Triggers tab, click Add Trigger to add triggers for the process that you just created. For more information, see Adding triggers to a process.
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- When you are finished adding activities and triggers, click Done.
You can import a process instead of creating one. This can be useful, for example, if you have 10 processes with the same action but different starting points. You could create 10 processes and add the action to each, or you can create one and use the Download XML option in the Actions menu to save it as an XML file. Click Import, click Browse, retrieve the XML file, and then click the Submit button. Process will be imported with the name
"<Name of Exported Process> <1> ". Repeat as many times as necessary. Make sure that after the import triggers and activities in the just imported process are in the active state. For IIS configurations, ensure that the IIS_IUSRS group includes an IUSRS user that has all permissions on the Windows\Temp folder.