Maven Instance Creation (Java Tomcat)

At the completion of this section, you will:

  • understand the use of a technology instance in the deployment process
  • be able to create/modify a technology instance
  • associate a technology instance to environments
  • associate workflows to technology instances

Now that we have the Environments configured and the Endpoints created, we need to create an instance for Maven to run on. A technology instance is a logical representation of a software technology that is running in one or more Environments. There can be many different technology instances in a given Environment, we will be creating a single Maven technology instance.

Viewing the current list of Technology Instances is accomplished by selecting Topology from the menu and then selecting Instances from the left menu.

Click on the + in the upper right corner to create and configure a new Technology Instance. Configure the following:

  1. Instance Code
  2. Instance Name
  3. Deployment Target - This is our build instance, this will be 'No'.

Now that we have a Maven Instance, we need to select the Environments that the Instance will be available in. Select the Environments tab and drag the Build Environment, created earlier, onto the center pane.

Select the Workflow tab so that we can associate any workflow that will be executed on the Maven Instance. There will be many workflows in the list so utilizing the search will be helpful in finding the correct workflows. This association will automatically discover the plugin operations that will execute on this instance, as well as, determining additional configuration properties that will be configured in the Environment Instance section of the tutorial.

Select the Plugins tab and verify that the appropriate plugin operations are listed. Select Save.

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