Configure the helloWorld tutorial system
To deploy the tutorial component, or any component, you must have an agent. An agent is a lightweight process that runs on a target computer and does the actual work of deploying components.
To prepare the tutorial system:
Provision a computer for use as the target computer.
This computer must meet the system requirements in System requirements and performance considerations.
- Install an agent on the target computer.
Designate the agent for importing versions.
By default, one system-wide agent is designated to import component versions. If you skip this step or if another agent is already designated, you can still use the new agent when you import your component version. To designate the agent, see Server settings.
- On the IBM UrbanCode Deploy server,
verify that the agent is installed by clicking . Your agent must be included
in the list of agents with a status of Online,
as shown in the following figure:
- Add the agent as a resource:
The agent is displayed as a child of the resource group.
- To the left of the Agents tab, click the Resource Tree tab.
- Click Create Top-Level Group,
give the new group a name such as helloWorld Tutorial and
click Save.This group is a container for resources, such as agents and components.
- On the same line as the resource group, click , as shown in the following figure:
- In the Create Resource window, select the agent in the Agent list, and click Save.
- On the computer where you installed the agent, add files
that represent deployable artifacts to the file system.
- Create a directory and give it a name such as helloWorld on the file system where the agent is located.
In the helloWorld directory, create a subdirectory that is named
The source configuration the tutorial uses treats each subdirectory in the target directory as a different component version.
- In the 1.0 directory, place several
files with any name and extension. The files represent the artifacts that the agent deploys by using the processes that you create. For the exercise, the number of files and their type is irrelevant, but, for best performance, limit their number and size.Note: If z/OS® is used on your target computer, convert text-type files that are used for artifacts to IBM-1047 encoding.