deploy (MFT)

Deploys MFT Credentials, MFT artifacts (a transfer, source, targets and other supporting files) and user property files. MFT credentials are supported since FlexDeploy 5.0.0.1. 

The MFT plugin requires Partial Deploy projects. Do not use the MFT plugin in a full deploy project.

The deployment ordering is automated. Credentials are deployed first, then transfers, then sources, then targets.

MFT Credentials are the aliases to passwords that are used in config plans. They link those aliases to a property in FlexDeploy. The password is stored securely in that property and is updated there. Changing the password on an existing environment requires either a new build or a force deploy. The password is not in the build artifact, but a new build will indicate to FlexDeploy that the password was changed. Config plans cannot make use of plain text passwords in them. Only credential aliases are allowed.

User Properties allow user home directories and user permissions to be deployed through the environments and guarantee consistency of environments in the process. The property file is explained in object type section.

Environment/Instance Properties

Property Name

Property Code

Required

Description

MFT FTP Root Directory

FDMFT_FTP_ROOT

*

MFT FTP root directory path. This property is used when deploying user properties.

*Required when the Create User Directory Project property is set to true.

e.g. /u01/oracle/products/fmw/wlserver/user_projects/domains/base_domain/mft/ftp_root

MFT Server Host
FDMFT_SERVER_HOST
YesThe host name for MFT (e.g. mftdev.company.com).
MFT Server Port
FDMFT_SERVER_PORT
Yes

The managed server port number for MFT.(e.g. 8001).

The Server port will be used when creating the t3 or t3s connection to the server host. This property works in conjunction with the Use SSL flag.

MFT Use SSLFDMFT_USE_SSLNo

If checked, t3s will be used to connect to the MFT server. Otherwise a t3 connection will be used instead.

The Server port will be used either way, so if you check use SSL, specify the SSL port there.

Weblogic Admin Password
FDWLS_ADMIN_PASSWORD
YesThe password for the WLS admin server.
Weblogic Admin User
FDWLS_ADMIN_USER
YesThe user name for the WLS admin server.
Oracle Middleware Home (MW_HOME)
FD_ORACLE_MW_HOME
YesThe oracle middleware home (which has subfolders such as oracle_common, wlserver, coherence*, etc.) (e.g. /u01/oracle/products/fmw).

Project Properties

Property Name

Property Code

Required

Description

Create User Directory

FDMFT_CREATE_USER_DIR

No

A boolean indicating whether the plugin should create the home directory in the FTP Root folder. This property is used when deploying user properties.

Inputs

Input Name

Input Code

Required

Description

Deploy Config Plan
FDMFT_INP_DEPLOY_CFG_PLAN
NoProvide deployment config plan. Can be a relative or absolute path. Relative paths are assumed to be relative to the FD_TEMP_DIR.
Deploy artifact to runtime
FDMFT_INP_DEPLOY_TO_RUNTIME
No

After importing the artifact, should the artifact be deployed to the runtime?

Defaults to true.

Outputs

Output Name

Required

Description




Artifacts

This operation consumes artifacts from the artifacts repository.

Endpoint Selection

This operation will select all available endpoints associated to the environment/instance.

Endpoint Execution

This operation will execute on any one of the selected endpoints and will be random in the determination of which one.