6.0.1 – November 27, 2013

IBM UrbanCode Deploy 6.0.1, formally uDeploy, provides a number of key new features and capabilities alongside significant usability enhancements.

New and Updated Integrations

  • z/OS support: This release is begins our work integrating UrbanCode Deploy with z/OS. This expanded z/OS support using Rexx scripts to extend deployable target environments of your multi-tier applications
  • More flavors of WebSphere: Portal, BPM, and Liberty Profile plugins were all released alongside updates to the core WebSphere Application Server plugin.
  • WebSphere Configuration: A new plugin delivers capabilities focused on capturing, comparing and promoting WebSphere configuration alongside applications.
  • Other notable updated integrations: JBoss, ServiceNow, Windows Failover Clusters, and Rational Team Concert (Work Items) integrations all received updates.

Property Autocomplete

Property Autocomplete

In UrbanCode Deploy, properties are a big deal. They help us parameterize things so that a process works on various targets or environment or versions. Ever forget the capitalization used in the property name? Or its scope? Or whether words were separated by a dash or period?

Now you don’t have to worry about typos or forgetting the name of something. With autocomplete, simply start typing a reference to a property and a number of suggestions will appear. This is simple, and very nice change to the experience of using UrbanCode Deploy.

Historical Inventory

What was in QA last week? Answering that question used to take a bit of snooping around. You would basically look at the history of deployments into QA and could reverse engineer the state at any time.

The IBM UrbanCode Team thought that the tool could do that work for you and provide a clear historical view of what versions of any component where in which application environments when. It looks like this:

historical-inventory
This view can always provide some insights into how versions tend to flow through environments. Altogether less work than piecing it together yourself.

More and Better Comparisons

A big focus in IBM UrbanCode Deploy is keeping track of what is where. Our clients love to compare various elements and we are regularly adding more comparisons views. 6.0.1 brings the latest batch of new view.

When comparing environments or snapshots, it’s now easier to view differences in properties at various scopes. The deeper property comparisons extends to deployment previews as well. It’ll now show which properties on which resources (deployment targets) will be updated as part of the deployment.

comparisons

Finally, we’ve taken the environment level File comparison to the next level. While it’s identified which files changed in the past, UrbanCode Deploy will now provide a graphical diff for text files.

Tagging support for applications, components, and agents

To provide additional flexibility to your deployments, we have now enhanced UrbanCode Deploy to allow for tags to be added to applications, components and agents. You can then define your process to deploy based on applied tags. For more ideas on how to leverage this capability, review this doc.

Artifact Sources are now Plugins

We’re excited that now the “source configs” that define how IBM UrbanCode Deploy discovers and imports files to deploy are now plugins just like automation steps. The easy wins are the standard plugin benefits. New versions of the integrations can be loaded without upgrading the application or restarting and our customers can create their own source types. The work of checking for new versions of components has also been offloaded away from the master server and onto the agents.

This release of UrbanCode Deploy 6.0.1 contains new features, quality improvements, and updates to supported platforms, as described in the system requirements

For information on documentation and support resources, software and hardware requirements and installation steps, see the Getting Started page.

This release has been superseded. We recommend installing the latest fix pack to ensure you have all known fixes.

Behavioral Changes

Source configs have been extracted from the server and now run on the agents. Most continue to be installed by default with the server, but to ensure you have the latest fixes, review the Plug-ins page for the latest versions.

When upgrading from IBM UrbanCode Deploy v6.0, the install topology now requires the IBM License Key Server. Please see the installation documentation for this release for details.

Fixes in this Release

A cumulative list of fixes in this release, and any future fix packs can be found in this document.

APAR Description
PI04903 CreateEnvironmentProperty requires the application even with environment ID
17602 Attempts to change (add, edit, delete) teams for top level resource groups are not saved
17926 Error “Javax.net.ssl.sslpeerunverifiedexception: peer not authenticated” after upgrade
18066 Attempts to expand the approvals on the approval process tab results in the approvals not expanding
18474 Security configuration does not propagate to resources in the group
18489 Attempts to deploy a file whose name consists of double byte characters results in garbled file name
19392 Running a report results in null pointer exception
19491 Resource group read and execute permissions are not inherited by resources in the group
19914 Attempts to open a template component process after upgrading to uDeploy 5.0 results in a null pointer exception
26008 User without read permissions on resource sees “An error has occurred” on dashboard when generic process is running
26030 Deleting a role required to make an approval breaks work items tab
26978 Prompting unnecessarily for non-required properties
27619 Clean up results in java exception errors “Error removing reference for SHA-256{DF8448DFB2***C7D820}
28349 Windows failover clusters v.3.343297 reports success even when cluster resource fails to come online
28373 Environment component properties are being set to default value during import of application
28375 Download artifacts throws “Blob not found for HASH SHA-XXXXXXXXXX
28391 Attempts to view a component’s property results in the properties current value being returned, not the value during deployment
28470 Even if the preference is selected as UK for the locale settings, date format stays in the US format
28526 DS_SA_message constraint violation
28527 Servers in HA can’t handle version file import session failover
28529 Removing a user is somehow deleting the row instead of setting the ghosted date
28584 Two lockable objects can be created with the same name
28591 Resource property inheritance is incorrect
28621 The output of a component export is incomplete
28721 Agent status reported incorrectly when an agent relay goes offline
28722 CLI requestapplicationprocess command cannot schedule for 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
28733 Duplicate emails being sent for application process success
29252 Component template process design configuration tab missing options to configure basic process settings
29356 uDeploy starts up but web UI service ports intermittently not showing up on uDeploy server
29411 Special characters in fields prevent components and environments from loading
29570 Role configuration is not persistent
29775 Exporting a component template that contains the run component process step causes a null pointer exception
30877 Application process runs indefinitely after rejecting manual task
31073 Clicking on the audit link causes java out of memory errors
Known Problems and Workarounds

Some upgrade issues have been identified and fixed in later fixpacks. If you are starting to plan your upgrade, please select the latest fixpack.

To search for additional post-release issues that IBM Rational Support documented, visit the IBM Support portal.

Plan & Prepare

For fixes contained in this release, and any known issues, review the release notes.

For supported platforms and requirements, see the system requirements. Note that some supported plug-ins have system requirements that vary from the core product. Information on system requirements for individual plug-ins is available on the download page for that plug-in.

To get started quickly to try the software, IBM UrbanCode Deploy is shipped with an Apache Derby database. Apache Derby deployments are not supported for production environments. As you plan your production topology, review the installation guide

For advanced enterprise deployments that require high availability, review our options in the information center.

IBM UrbanCode Deploy supports integrations with many different tools available from both IBM as well as other vendors in the form of component process steps. Each IBM UrbanCode Deploy plug-in is a separate download and installation available on our plug-in page.

Install the server

This release is available for download for Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients, requiring authentication. This download is available here.

Information for installing the server, see the Installing servers and agents section in the product documentation.

For information on installing and managing licenses, see Managing licenses

Learn

To learn more about new enhancements in this release, see What’s New

To learn more about IBM UrbanCode Deploy, see the documentation

For help installing or using IBM UrbanCode Deploy, post your questions in the forums or contact support

To suggest an enhancement to the product, visit the RFE Community

Get support

For information from support, including FAQs, visit the IBM Support portal. You can configure the support portal to view information about specific products.