Updates to Application Release Orchestration solution enhance integration, security and performance

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aro.pngWe’re pleased to announce the availability of Deployment Automation 6.3.1 and Release Control 6.2.6 offering new capabilities for our comprehensive Release Orchestration solution set. Micro Focus’s newly enhanced solution provides essential tooling for IT shops that are scaling Continuous Delivery practices across large enterprises.

What’s New?

The new capabilities include:

Release Control 6.2.6

Micro Focus Release Control enables enterprises to orchestrate application releases with a flexible process-centric approach, giving visibility and efficiency across the deployment pipeline. Release Control enables Release and DevOps teams to plan, track, monitor and release complex applications across any environment.

The following enhancements are included in this release:

  • SBM
    • Added support for SBM 11.6.1 and 11.7.
  • New PPM plugin
    • You can now add PPM epics and tasks to release packages.
  • Updated ZMF plugin v3.5
    • Specify values for custom ZMF variables.
    • Select backout sites.
  • Updated DA plugin v3.5
    • Improved performance for large DA databases.
  • Other enhancements
    • Parallel execution of groovy script occurs by incorrect user.
    • Simplify updating scripts/Debrecen/setCustomParameters.groovy.
    • Too hard to find report in the timeline editor.
    • New AUX table 'RLC Task Log'. Report showing time spent in environments to identify bottle necks new AUX table

For details check out the online Documentation Center.

Deployment Automation 6.3.1

Micro Focus Deployment Automation (DA) provides the capability to automate deployments and configurations of complex applications across all target environments within the deployment pipeline. Deployment Automation lowers costs while increasing efficiency, quality, and compliance

The following enhancements are included in this release:

  • Replication
    • You can now merge objects by names. This enables you to export data to an external server, modify it, and re-import the data without any merge conflicts.
  • Agent Relay
    • An agent relay can now be connected to a parent relay. This allows you to build enhanced secured communication channels.
    • A failover mechanism has been added for agent relays. If the current server fails, an agent relay can fall back onto a different server.
  • Scheduling
    • Scheduling options have been improved and you now have much more flexibility when scheduling processes and blackouts.
  • Encryption
    • Secured properties are now encrypted by default with AES-256 encryption. The DA server randomly generates keys that can be updated by DA administrators.
  • Process annotations
    • You can now add hints to process steps and annotations in the process designer.
  • Command-line client
    • New REST calls were added to retrieve global environments and security information.
    • The command-line client can now use SSO authentication.
  • Other improvements
    • Support for Japanese localization.
    • Significant improvements have been made to the load speed of: application and component processes, environment inventory and deployment summaries, and the process designer.
    • Component version properties can be set at runtime during process execution in the "Set property" step.
    • Privileged users can now cancel approvals that have been pending for more than a specified number of days.
    • The DA agent installer allows you to use a custom temporary location (not /tmp).

For details about new features, installation, and configuration see the Deployment Automation User's Guide or User's Help on Documentation Center.

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