UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Create and provision new environments in the cloud

The Blueprint Designer is a separately-installed component that is included with the UrbanCode Deploy product suite.

While UrbanCode Deploy drives deployment automation of applications into existing environments, Blueprint Designer creates and provisions new environments in the cloud.

Blueprint Designer Licensing
The UrbanCode Blueprint Designer does not require separate or extra licenses. It can be used with all UrbanCode Deploy license scenarios.

Blueprint Designer provides a design tool to create full-stack environments using standard orchestration technologies, including OpenStack Heat and Terraform.

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Create a UrbanCode Deploy Cluster using AWS

Let’s see how to install and configure a 2 node uDeploy cluster with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

First of all create 2 Linux Instances (if you are asking why not Microsoft Windows Server you can stop reading and go for a walk).

Choose your region and click on EC2, then “Launch Instance”:

Click next until “Configure Security Group”, then choose a name for your group like “uDeploy” and add rules to open inbound ports: 22, 8443, 7918, 7919 and 2049 like fig. below:

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Acquire Lock with UrbanCode Deploy on IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Environment

Who works everyday with IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment knows a state of facts: Different users cannot make changes on a WAS DM Cell at the same time.

Let’s look at how it can be possible acquire an exclusive lock on a WAS DM Cell with IBM UrbanCode Deploy.

We have two different applications on the same WAS DM Cell and we want to deploy both without worrying about which deploy start first.

Create everything you need on uDeploy: Applications, Components, Component Process, Application Process, Resources and Environments as in the figures below:

Environment Name: WAS85 STAGING
First Application: Pet Store

Pay Attention: The environment name is: WAS85 STAGING. I’ll put this name for every application is running into my WAS DM Cell of Staging.

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UrbanCode Deploy & JIRA Integration Part Two

In the first part of “UrbanCode Deploy & JIRA Integration” post we left us with an unsolved question.

How to pass a Jira issue nr. (issue_id) to the application process flow?

Application Process Properties is the solution.

Go to Applications -> “Your Application” -> Processes -> “Your Application Process” -> Configuration -> Application Process Properties

Create the property: issue_id

Now run the process:

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UrbanCode Deploy & JIRA Integration Part One

Today I’m going to show you how to integrate UrbanCode Deploy with the well-known Atlassian Issue Tracking System Jira.

First of all we need the UrbanCode Deploy JIRA plugin .

Once downloaded and installed we will find a new menu item:  Issue tracking ->Jira Plugin into our step palette:

We will use, in particular, the Transition Issue step to put “IN PROGRESS” an open task and then, at the end of our Application Process flow, put the task in “DONE” status.

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Export and Import uDeploy Component or Application

Sometimes it might be useful to export resources like Components or Applications from a uDeploy installation and import to another one.

Let’s see how to do it and what problem we could deal with:

First of all let’s export our Component.

Click “Actions” beside the Component, then  click “Export“.

Save your .json file

In the other uDeploy installation,  go to Components, click  the “Import Components” button and upload the .json file exported before.

At this point you could receive an import error.

Watch the uDeploy Server log. Can you see something like this?

2018-02-22 15:52:43,956 CET ERROR https-jsse-nio-0.0.0.0-8444-exec-9 com.urbancode.commons.util.crypto.algs.Crypt1Alg - Did not find any decoding key for name abc123keyxxx
2018-02-22 15:52:43,956 CET ERROR https-jsse-nio-0.0.0.0-8444-exec-9 com.urbancode.ds.web.util.UCDExceptionMapper - The import data contains encrypted values which could not be decrypted. Please ensure that the encryption key from the server which created this file has been added to this server.
com.urbancode.air.i18n.TranslatableException: The import data contains encrypted values which could not be decrypted. Please ensure that the encryption key from the server which created this file has been added to this server 

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Handle multiple Websphere Application Server profiles with uDeploy

Do you have multiple WAS profile on the same host? Let’s see how to handle this configuration with uDeploy.

Go to Resources -> Agents -> [Click your WAS multi profiles host agent] -> Configuration -> Agent Properties.

Add the Property Name: websphere.profilePath and fill the value with the path of WebSphere Application Server profiles.

Eg. /usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles

Go to Resources -> Resource Tree and create a Top-Level Group.

Click beside the Top-Level Group: Actions -> Add Agent

Click Refresh link below.

Your Deployment Manager Profiles will appear.

For each WebSphereCell Dmgr click Configuration -> Basic Settings. Add missing values like, Cell Name, WebSphere User and Password, SOAP Port.

Go back to Resource Tree, click Actions beside each Dmgr profiles and click: Configure Using WebSphere Topology Discovery.

Your Cell topology will appear in a few seconds.