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Quick Deployer 1.3 is now available

We’re thrilled to announce that IBM Quick Deployer version 1.3 is available, free to download and use from Jazz.net under a “Non-warranted Program” license. IBM Quick Deployer is installation and deployment automation for IBM’s Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and Continuous Engineering (CE) Solutions 6.0.3, 6.0.2, 6.0.1 and CLM 6.0 on Red Hat Linux 6.6+ using […]

Update: Quick Deployer v1.2 is now available

We’re very pleased to announce that IBM Quick Deployer version 1.2 is now available, free to download and use from Jazz.net under a “Non-warranted Program” license. IBM Quick Deployer is installation and deployment automation for IBM’s Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and Continuous Engineering (CE) Solutions 6.0.2, 6.0.1 and CLM 6.0 on Red Hat Linux 6.6+ […]

Automatically generate a version of an UrbanCode Deploy component from Rational Team Concert

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In this second video, I explain how to automatically push a component from IBM Rational Team Concert into IBM UrbanCode Deploy. The video shows how the Jazz.net Operation team is using such process to manage their deploy script and configuration used for the continuous deployment of Collaborative Lifecycle Management on Jazz.net. First, I show the […]

Continuous upgrade with IBM UrbanCode Deploy

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I’ve just released a video explaining how we’re using IBM UrbanCode Deploy to continuously upgrade the staging and production systems on Jazz.net. In the video, I explain the Jazz.net internal architecture, the different staging systems, and the process we use to upgrade the production systems. Finally, I demonstrate how we use UrbanCode Deploy to automate […]

Does that build contain my fix?

Have you ever wondered if a build includes a fix? Perhaps you’re in QA and you want to ensure you’re testing the right build, or perhaps you’re a developer and you want to make sure that your changes made it into a build. Either way, Rational Team Concert makes it easy. Let’s look at how […]

Using IBM UrbanCode Deploy to improve automated testing

In my last post, I described how we use IBM UrbanCode Deploy to quickly and easily deploy server applications produced by each build.  In this post I will describe how we are using those deployed applications to improve our automated testing and reduce the time it takes to validate the contents of a build. Quality […]

Using IBM UrbanCode Deploy for jazz.net deployments

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Our journey towards IBM UrbanCode Deploy Our team has been responsible for the deployment of IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) on jazz.net production and staging systems since 2007.  On top of the production system known as jazz or jazz.net, we have 2 staging systems named BLUES and SOUL. We deploy to the staging system weekly, […]

Rapid build deployment using IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Previously I have focused on build performance in posts like Speeding up the pipeline by slowing down builds and Rethinking personal builds, but there is a lot more to a continuous delivery pipeline than build times.  Once a build produces artifacts, you need to do something with them.  Often the next step is to install […]

Working towards continuous deployment in Jazz.net

I have worked for IBM for about 20 years, moving back and forth between development, customer support and IT operations roles. Working in these different roles helped give me perspective for my current role as the manager for Jazz Continuous Deployments/DevOps. In this role I am responsible for ensuring that our multiple staging and self-hosting […]

Unify your test automation for continuous delivery

This is the second article about testing in our Continuous Delivery series to share practices we have adopted in our own development team within Rational Team Concert (RTC). The presented techniques are used to control software evolution and to improve the quality of our code base. Since there is a variety of IBM and open […]

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