Environments

An Environment is a logical name given to a group of servers, applications, and technologies which work together to provide a software solution for the purpose of development, testing, or a production implementation. Typical Environments include, but are not limited to, Development (DEV), System Integration Testing (SIT), User Acceptance Testing (UAT), and Production (PROD).

Viewing Environments

To view the list of Environments defined within FlexDeploy, select Topology from the menu, and then choose the Environments tab.

 By default, all active Environments are displayed in the search results. To refine the search results, type all or part of the Environment name into the Search box, and the list will automatically filter. Uncheck the Active checkbox to show the inactive environments as well.

Creating/Editing an Environment

To create an Environment, click the button. To edit an Environment, click on an existing Environment row from the list.


Enter values for the following fields.

Field Name

Required

Description

Environment Id

N/A

System generated identifier (read-only).

Environment Code

Yes

Short name for the Environment.

Environment Name

Yes

Long display name for the Environment.

Description

No

A description of the Environment.

Active

Yes

Whether or not the Environment is active in the system. Defaults to "Yes".

Build Environment

Yes

Identifies whether the Environment is used for builds. Defaults to "No".

Sort Order

Yes

A sort index to control the order in which the Environment is displayed within lists.


Click the next tab to optionally associate Instances to this Environment. Note that this is an optional step since there may not be any Instances created yet. In this case, simply save the Environment and perform the association when creating the Instance. Read about Creating Instances.


Click and drag instances from the list on the right panel to the main pane to associate them to this Environment. To disassociate Instances from the Environment, drag them back from the main pane to the list on the right. As you will see in the next section, you can also associate Environments to Instances through the Instance Wizard.

Click the Save button to save the changes to the Environment and return to the list of Environments. Optionally click the Apply button to save the changes, but remain on the current screen until the Cancel button is clicked.

To inactivate an Environment at any time, click the Active link on the desired Environment, and it will toggle to Inactive. This will hide that Environment after leaving the screen, until the Active checkbox is unchecked. To reactivate an Environment, click the Inactive link and it will toggle back to Active. This Environment is now active in the system again and ready for use.