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Application Tasks

Overview

Application management refers to the runtime management activities of applications on the cloud from the CloudCenter platform. This section provides details on where you can manage these application runtime activities.

The Applications Page

When you save an application, it becomes available in the CCM UI > Applications page. The applications displayed in this tab and the tasks you can perform for each application differ based on your Tenant, your Permissions level, your User type (Standard User or Admin User), and User States and Actions.

 

Note

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When you first start using the CCM UI, you may not find any applications displayed in the Applications page. Your CloudCenter administrator must first add applications to this page and then permit you to view these applications (see Permission Control).

  • View the Application page (CCM UI > Applications)
  • View the Marketplace page (CCM UI > Marketplace, both Public and Private)

Application Tasks

Any permitted user can perform the tasks described in the following sections when modeling an application listed in the Applications page.

Deploy Applications

The Deploy task allows you to launch an application at a scheduled time.

To deploy for an application, follow this procedure.

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select Deploy from the dropdown list. The Deploy Application Name page displays.
  3. Enter information in the General Information, Select Cloud Configuration, Parameter Values, and Schedule Options sections as required for your deployment.
  4. Click Submit to deploy the application.

Edit/Update

The Edit/Update task allows you update the parameters and topology an application.

To edit or update an application, follow this procedure.

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select Edit/Update from the dropdown list. The Edit App Application Name page displays.
  3. Click Save App. The application information is updated.

Clone

The Clone task allows you to clone an application.

To clone an application, follow this procedure. 

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select Clone from the dropdown list. The Clone Application Profile popup displays.
  3. Select the version of the application to clone from the dropdown list.
  4. Click OK. The Clone Name Application Profile page displays.
  5. Enter the information in the Basic Information, Application Configuration, and Advanced Onboarding Configuration sections.

Schedule Deployment

The Schedule Run task allows you to launch an application at a scheduled time.

To schedule a run for an application, follow this procedure.

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select Schedule Deployment from the dropdown list. The Scheduling app: "Application Name" page displays.
  3. Enter information in the General Information, Select Cloud Configuration, Parameter Values sections as needed.
  4. Enter the scheduling information in the in the Schedule Options section.

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    If you select the Repeat schedule, then you can further identify how often (Daily, Weekly, or Monthly) you want the schedule repeated.

    For example, if you check Daily, you can select either  Every # day(s), or Every Week Day in the Schedule Starting section. If you select Daily and schedule a deployment by specifying a Schedule Starting time and stipulate an end after 5 occurrences, then a deployment will be scheduled at the starting time. After that a new deployment will be scheduled on a "daily" (weekly/monthly depending what is chosen) basis for next 5 days (number of occurrences). The schedule begins and is inclusive of the first occurrence which happens at the schedule starting time.

    By default, if you do not configure any ending period in the Schedule Ending section, this schedule will continue endlessly (default = Never).

    If you determine that you want the deployment to end After # occurrences in the Schedule Ending section, it will end after those number of deployments have been launched.

    In the image above, the scheduling ends after 6 days. The setting of Daily + every 3 days + 2 occurrences = 6 days. In this case, even if Daily is selected, Every 3 days is also specified along with a configuration to end After 2 occurrences. So this schedule will conclude on Feb 5, 2015 (if you configured this schedule before 3:30 PM) or on Feb 8, 2015 (if you configured this schedule after 3:30 PM).

  5. Click Submit. The application runs at the scheduled time.

Benchmark

The Benchmark task allows you to run a benchmark for an application. The benchmark process evaluates a variety of performance and cost metrics of the application.

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Use large Manage Instance Types when issuing benchmark requests.

Concurrent benchmark requests are limited to 10,000 instance types. If you use small instance types, for example m1.small, the benchmark request fails.

To run a benchmark for an application, follow this procedure.

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select Benchmark from the dropdown list. The Benchmarking app: "Application Name" page displays.
  3. Enter information in the General Information, Select Cloud Configuration, Parameter Values sections, if you have not done so already. 
  4. Click Submit to run the benchmark.

Schedule Benchmark

The Schedule Benchmark task allows you to run a Benchmark for an application at a scheduled time.

To schedule a benchmark for an application,  follow this procedure. 

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2.  Select Schedule Benchmark from the dropdown list. The Scheduling app: "Application Name" page displays.
  3. Enter information in the General Information, Select Cloud Configuration, Parameter Values sections sections as needed.
  4. Enter the scheduling information in the Schedule Options section.
  5. Click Submit to run the benchmark at the scheduled time.

Publish

The Publish task allows you publish an application to the  Enterprise Marketplace.

To publish a saved application, follow this procedure.

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select Publish from the dropdown list. The Publish app - "Application Name" page displays.
  3. Enter information in the Basic Information and Pricing sections as needed.
    • When a published application is imported, you can allow/disallow users to modify/share this application. See Permission Control for additional context.
    • You can charge a fee when a published application profile is downloaded. See Application Fee for additional context.
  4. Click Submit to publish the application.

Export

The Export task allows you to export an application to a .zip file. You can then share this file with peers so they can import the application to their tenants. See Application Management for additional context.

To export an application, follow this procedure.

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select Export from the dropdown list. The system creates an apps.zip file of the application. Depending on your browser, the .zip file popup is automatically triggered and you are prompted to select the action..
  3. If your browser prompts you for an action to take, choose to save the file.
    The saved file is ready to be exported.

Share

The Share With task allows you to share an application with designated users and groups.

To share an application, follow this procedure.

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select Share from the dropdown list. The Share popup displays.
  3. Add a user name in the Users section or a group name in the Groups section of this popup.
  4. Each time you add a name or group, you can set the corresponding permissions. See Permission Control for additional context.
  5. Click OK to share the application with the designated users and groups.

Show Deployments

This task displays a list of deployments for an application along with other pertinent details.

To display a list of runs for an application, follow this procedure. 

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select Show Deployments from the dropdown list. The Your Application Name Runs page displays.

Delete

The Delete task allows you to delete an application from the Apps page. Deleting an application profile does not affect the deployments for this application profile.

To delete an application, follow this procedure.

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select Delete from the dropdown list. The Delete Application Profile popup displays.
  3. Click OK to delete the application profile.

More Info

The More Info task allows you to view additional information about an application.

To view additional information about an application, follow this procedure.

  1. From the Applications Page, click the dropdown arrow for the application.
  2. Select More Info from the dropdown list. The resulting popup displays the following information:
    • The application name
    • The email address of the application owner (Author) 
    • The tenant short name (see Sub-Tenant Configuration > Tenant ID and Tenant Name Dependency)
    • The applicable Categories for this application
  3. Click Launch to launch this application, or click Cancel to close the popup and return to the Applications page.

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