Control-M for Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps provides an integrated set of services and tools to manage your software projects, from planning and development through testing and deployment. Azure DevOps delivers services through a client/server model.

Control-M for Azure DevOps enables you to do the following:

  • Connect to any Azure DevOps endpoint from a single computer with a secure login, eliminating the need to provide authentication.
  • Integrate Azure DevOps jobs with other Control-M jobs into a single scheduling environment.
  • Introduce all Control-M capabilities to Control-M for Azure DevOps, including advanced scheduling criteria, complex dependencies, quantitative and control resources, and variables.
  • Monitor the job status, results, and output of Azure DevOps jobs.
  • Attach an SLA job to the Azure DevOps jobs.

Setting up Control-M for Azure DevOps

This procedure describes how to install the Azure DevOps plug-in, create a connection profile, and define an Azure DevOps job in Helix Control-M and Automation API.

Before you Begin

  • Verify that Automation API is installed, as described in Setting up the API.
  • Verify that Agent version 9.0.21.080 or later is installed.

Begin

  1. On the Agent host, set the Java environment variable by running one of the following commands through a command line:
    • Linux:
      • Bourne shell/bash: export BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME=<java_11_directory>
      • csh/tcsh: setenv BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME <java_11_directory>
    • Windows: set BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME="<java_11_directory>"
  2. Run one of the following API commands:
    • For a fresh installation, use the provision image command:
      • Linux: ctm provision image Azure_DevOps_plugin.Linux
      • Windows: ctm provision image Azure_DevOps_plugin.Windows
    • For an upgrade, use the following command:
      ctm provision agent::update
  3. Create an Azure DevOps connection profile in Helix Control-M or Automation API, as follows:
  4. Define an Azure DevOps job in Helix Control-M or Automation API, as follows:

Note

To remove this plug-in from an Agent, follow the instructions in Removing a Plug-in. The plug-in ID is ADO112023.

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