Promotion policies

A promotion policy is a resource definition that specifies rules and properties to apply when promoting objects. Use of a promotion policy prevents having to redefine the set of rules each time an object is promoted. Instead, you apply the policy to the promotion request, and the policy rules are automatically enforced. A promotion policy is defined once, but can be applied to any number of promotion requests. Information specified in a promotion policy includes the following:

  • promotion timing
  • resource definition inclusion
  • related resource exclusion

To create or modify a promotion policy, the role for the user must include the Define Promotion Policies action. In addition, the user must have write permissions to the Promotion Policies subfolder of the Resource Definitions folder.

IBM® SPSS® Deployment Manager provides the ability to add promotion, modify, and delete promotion policy definitions.