Builds a deployment object that contains the MFT artifacts (sources, transfers, targets, etc) and user property files. Each build that contains a new transfer should include the full combination of one or more transfers and their associated sources and targets when building the deployment package. Future deployment intended to update the existing transfer can include a subset of the data. For example, if a target changes, only the target needs to be deployed.
This plugin operation only supports partial deployment, files will be placed into one of the following categories when they are populated from Source Control.
- MFT Artifact (all files ending in .xml)
- User properties (all files ending in .properties)
- Other Files (Any file in the SCM not matching the above 2 categories)
MFT Credentials are also supported but there are no associated source control files, all other files must be sourced from supported source control system.
This operation produces produces a zip file artifact that contains the items to be deployed and a manifest file describing them.
This operation will select all available endpoints associated to the environment/instance.
This operation will execute on any one of the selected endpoints and will be random in the determination of which one.