ARA Features Unique to Release Engineer

Managing WebSphere Deployments

Adding WebSphere deployments to your Continuous Delivery

 
Release Engineer supports release management for IBM® WebSphere Application Server integrated into your continuous delivery process. Release Engineer addresses both the tasks for deploying WebSphere applications and controlling the steps related to installing and maintaining the WebSphere application servers themselves.
 
In addition, Release Engineer can include non-WebSphere based components, such as a database update as part of the release process. This is a step that WebSphere alone cannot do as the database is outside of the WebSphere Framework. 
 

WebSphere Actions include:

  • Deploys to a running instance of WebSphere
  • Supports stopping, uninstalling, installing and starting the WebSphere application as part of the deployment workflow
  • Support for deploying to Horizontal or Vertical Clusters
  • Support for node, cell, and server level deployments
  • Support for pre-compiling JSPs on WebSphere during deployment or disabling JSP reloading
  • Delay the starting of an application after deployment
  • Detection of existing deployed application
  • Support for z/OS

Benefits of Release Engineer to the WebSphere User

  • Deploy to WebSphere as part of a larger deployment of multiple components
  • Same deployment logic regardless of target environment complexity
  • Database roll forward/roll back
  • Calendar Functionality – Schedule automatic deployments and reserve environments for deployments
  • Domain model allows for separation of roles and responsibilities
  • SDLC Model
  • Approval gates between stages of the development life-cycle

 

Enterprise Platform support

Release Engineer runs on a Linux or Windows server, includes a web based UI and supports software deployments to multiple platforms and can support a deployments that include cross platforms. It also supports WebSphere Deployments, database deployments and integrates with external repositories for retrieving binaries.

Platform Support Includes:

Windows 2008, Windows 2012
Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Linux
Ubantu, Redhat, SuSe, Debian
Tandem, Stratus, IBM iSeries, OpenVMS, Unisys, IBM 4690
z/OS
IBM WebSphere
Jetty, Tomcat, Cloud Foundry
Microsoft IIS
Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle
Sybase