When leveraging vFabric Application Director to accelerate the consistent provisioning and / or deployment of your multi tiered application to infrastructure clouds, it is often necessary to automate and integrate the process with your Jenkins based jobs. This plugin allows you to exercise a vFabric Application Director based application blueprint to achieve continuous provisioning or the deployment of your build artifacts to an existing vFabric Application Director managed application for continuous deployment or delivery.
This plugin lets you automate the re-provisioning or release of your multi tiered application during a Jenkins build:
This plugin was tested against Jenkins ver. 1.466.
This plugin was tested against vFabric Application Director 5.0. The 1.0 version of the REST API was used
Application Director - Jenkins Integration Best Practices
Provide the base URI for your Application Director REST API and the credentials for a user with at least the ROLE_DEPLOYER role assigned. Validate that the information entered is correct and that Jenkins can connect to Application Director by clicking the 'Validate Connection' button.
Select the Application Director Client checkbox and choose 'Provision'. Select the application blueprint and deployment profile fromt the list that is populated from Application Director.
Select the 'Update' option and choose from a list of existing deployments. Select the appropriate component property to update and provide a value to be used when updating.
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