Installing/Upgrading Plugins

The FlexDeploy installation comes with plugins which are ready to be uploaded as required. To install a plugin, select Administration -> Plugins from the menu.

Click the Upload button. 

Click the Choose File button and browse to the location where the plugins were downloaded. Select the JAR file representing the plugin you wish to install and click the OK button.

One version of each plugin is active for use in FlexDeploy at a time.

The plugin is now installed in the FlexDeploy server, but is not yet ready for use. To make it available for use you must select the plugin version you uploaded and click the Activate button. Only one version of a particular plugin can be active at one time. To revert to an older version, simply select that version and activate it.

If you are installing a new plugin for the first time you must now associate one or more of its operations to one or more instances. See the Instances section of the Topology chapter for details.

Flexagon may from time to time provide new plugins, or provide updates to existing plugins, and make them available independent of a FlexDeploy upgrade. This approach allows faster plugin delivery which is not tied to product release timelines.

Upload plugins on startup

This is useful when you are upgrading FlexDeploy, as there may be many new plugins or versions available as part of new FlexDeploy release.

  • Locate flexagon.fd.install.root folder for your FlexDeploy installation. This is specified on Java command line. For example, -Dflexagon.fd.install.root=c:/temp/flexdeploy/application.
  • Create plugins folder, if it does not exist under this folder.
  • Download new plugins from Flexagon support site and save in plugins folder.
  • Start FlexDeploy, and all plugin jar files from plugins folder will be uploaded and files will be moved to uploadedplugins folder.
  • Now go to Administration - Plugins in FlexDeploy and activate plugin versions as necessary.

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