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Compelling Events for Automation• Middleware Upgrades It’s great when new vendorsbring out new features - but often taking...
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  1. 1. Compelling Events for Automation• Middleware Upgrades It’s great when new vendorsbring out new features - but often taking advantage ofthem takes a good deal of time and effort to upgradethe new infrastructure - and introduces risk. Automatingthe upgrade project speeds it up, reduces the risk andbuilds a more manageable platform in the future.• Migrating off ‘Premium Product’ With the economyas it is, more organizations are forced to tighten theirbelts, and one area that has come under particularscrutiny is the annual cost of maintaining installedsoftware. Some organizations have made the decisionto move less business critical applications off moreexpensive middleware onto open-source platformssuch as JBoss and Tomcat. This type of project isaccelerated when it’s automated and an automationtool makes managing hybrid or heterogeneousenvironments much easier.• Building a PAAS or a private cloud With pressureon businesses to deliver more innovation to theircustomers, faster, we see many of our customersbuilding Platforms As A Service and private clouds.These are a lot faster and quicker to set up using anautomation tool, and a lot quicker to manage demandonce they are up and running.• Core business application upgrades or migrationsMany of our customers occasionally need to upgradeor even replace their core business applications - oftencomplex, multi-layered, integrated systems that haveevolved over time and have many integration pointsand are absolutely critical to the minute by minuteoperations of the business. Using an automation toolcan reduce the risk and time associated with sucha project.• Platform migrations Sometimes it’s time to movefrom one platform to another - for instance, customerssometimes feel that a UNIX based platform willoffer them performance advantages over an OS400platform. But moving hundreds of middlewareapplications might seem like a challenge too far -without automation.• Rearchitecting Change is a constant and businessesneed to continually evolve their IT infrastructureand operations, build new environments for thingslike Disaster Recovery and automating the buildand deployment of these new environments meansdelivering them faster..DataPower Insights• This plugin augments the framework server withthe ability to take a snapshot of a DataPowerdomain (development domain) and store thedomain configuration in the SCM tool definedfor the RapidDeploy™ DataPower project. Thisdomain is then packaged into a release and canbe deployed to further downstream domains.• Domain specific values are stored in a datadictionary and are dynamically injected into thepackage at deployment time.RapidDeploy™ Plugin for DatapowerRapidDeploy™ provides organizations with Application Release Automation capabilitiesto reduce costs, improve productivity and time to value and assure compliance. Thereis a range of plugins available to extend the core automation framework capabilities tomost available platforms and perform integrations throughout the DevOps toolchain.This datasheet refers to the Datapower plugin.Plugins are downloaded through the Plugin Manager console in RapidDeploy™, or from the MidVisionwebsite at™TargetPlugin
  2. 2. DataPower Plugin OverviewUsing the RapidDeploy™ plugin for DataPowerenables you to take snapshots of a domain or domaincomponent and compare them. You can download andstore development domains and baseline a domainvia a SCM tool. The plugin enables the creation ofdomain neutral deployment packages (abstractionof environment specific configuration items) and thedeployment of domain changes to multiple downstreamtarget environments.You can deploy multiple domain updates to multipletarget domains/devices in parallel or serially and linkto other components that have dependencies on thesechanges such as Web server or application serverdeployments. You can apply firmware upgrade, stop /start / restart the domain / device / adapters and managethe device users and groups through RapidDeploy™.DataPower Plugin VersionsThe RapidDeploy™ DataPower plugin supportsDataPower versions 5.x.If you use a version of DataPower that is not listedhere and you would like to manage it usingRapidDeploy™ please email sales@midvision.comwith the details. For future versions, we aim to havesupport within two quarters of IBM announcing generalavailability, although customer demand can accelerateour development roadmap.RapidDeploy™ PluginsThe RapidDeploy™ plugins extend the functionality ofthe core automation framework and are categorised inthe following way:• Toolchain plugins enabling integration with BuildEngines, Artifact repositories and Source ControlManagement tools• Transport plugins enabling use of SSH andAgent capability• Target plugins enabling connectivity with broadrange of Middleware Applications and Databases• Cloud plugins enabling connectivity to cloud providers• Business Intelligence plugins to extend theCAF including for example, enhanced comparisonfunctionality and additional reporting capabilitiesPlugins ship with:• A Library of commonly used tasks• Wizards extensive help information• Predefined automation library elementsWant this plugin? Getting hold of it’s easy - either:1) Go to the Plugin Manager in your installation of RapidDeploy™ and pick your plugin from the list or2) Go to Support Downloads RapidDeploy Plugin Downloads and select yourplugin from there. If you have any problems, please call or email your MidVision Account Manager.You must license your plugin separately - please speak to your MidVision Account Manageror email If you are an IBM Rational Automation Framework customer andwould like access to this plugin, please contact us at©MidVision2013.Allrightsreserved.RapidDeploy™TargetPlugin