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Bundle Deployment - Multiple Bundle Deployments

I am wondering if anyone has resolved this deployment issue. This is a major issue during imaging process but also with my environment with students, multiple bundle installs. I have about 40 minutes to get updates or bundles deployed out to Laptops (max) with student computers. During the update process for say Java and Flash I will have both bundles kick off at the same time. I would like to get my bundles to wait if a install is already in process. Outside of having the bundles run in manual mode and deploy using batch scripts, it there a way to get the bundle to hold during a currently in process install?

For my school environment I have the added problem of some student systems may not be turned on during the school day for weeks. If there are ZPM deployment and bundle deployments waiting most will end up failing due to multiple deployments at the same time or that the system just runs out of time. This has been a large source of frustration over there years with this deployment and I have yet to find a good solution.

Any ideas on how best to resolve this?

Richard
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Re: Bundle Deployment - Multiple Bundle Deployments

Rhuhman,
> Outside of having the bundles
> run in manual mode and deploy using batch scripts, it there a way to get
> the bundle to hold during a currently in process install?


Have the installer create a file as semaphore and check formthe presense
of that file before launching an install? The clear out the semaphore
afterwards?

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Ok just to make sure I am seeing this correctly. You are saying have step 1 create like a txt file, say install.txt, and have each bundle reference for the existence of this file. The last step in each bundle would be to delete the install.txt file to ensure that the next bundle that needs to run can do so? Never thought of doing it that way. Will try that out on Monday and see how that goes.

Thanks!

Richard
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Rhuhman,
> Ok just to make sure I am seeing this correctly. You are saying have
> step 1 create like a txt file, say install.txt, and have each bundle
> reference for the existence of this file. The last step in each bundle
> would be to delete the install.txt file to ensure that the next bundle
> that needs to run can do so? Never thought of doing it that way. Will
> try that out on Monday and see how that goes.


Pretty much. Also see Craig's answer. Ie if you launch all these bundles
as one entity, then it is simpler to just use bundle order.

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Re: Bundle Deployment - Multiple Bundle Deployments

Use Bundle Ordering and configure the bundles to wait before proceeding.

On 3/16/2013 3:16 PM, rhuhman wrote:
>
> I am wondering if anyone has resolved this deployment issue. This is a
> major issue during imaging process but also with my environment with
> students, multiple bundle installs. I have about 40 minutes to get
> updates or bundles deployed out to Laptops (max) with student computers.
> During the update process for say Java and Flash I will have both
> bundles kick off at the same time. I would like to get my bundles to
> wait if a install is already in process. Outside of having the bundles
> run in manual mode and deploy using batch scripts, it there a way to get
> the bundle to hold during a currently in process install?
>
> For my school environment I have the added problem of some student
> systems may not be turned on during the school day for weeks. If there
> are ZPM deployment and bundle deployments waiting most will end up
> failing due to multiple deployments at the same time or that the system
> just runs out of time. This has been a large source of frustration over
> there years with this deployment and I have yet to find a good solution.
>
>
> Any ideas on how best to resolve this?
>
> Richard
>
>



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Re: Bundle Deployment - Multiple Bundle Deployments

Craig wilson,
> Use Bundle Ordering and configure the bundles to wait before proceeding.


Yes, that would work, but only of all bundles are installed as one entity.

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Re: Bundle Deployment - Multiple Bundle Deployments

Anders,

how do you mean?

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Re: Bundle Deployment - Multiple Bundle Deployments

Shaun Pond,
> how do you mean?


I might have misunderstood the issue, but bundle order would have no
effect in case someone clicks a bundle and then next. Only if they are
ordered and the run as a consequence of being all associated to a WS or
user.

Or are you saying that bundle order will make ZCM wait for the
competion of the previous bundle before launching the next, even if
launched manually?

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Re: Bundle Deployment - Multiple Bundle Deployments

Anders,

AIUI it's when they are launched as a result of a schedule, whether
it's timed or an event - it sees a bundle with the bundle ordering
flag, then checks during the next 5 seconds (configurable) to see if
any other need to be considered: when that time's up, it sorts whatever
it has into the correct order, then starts launching

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Re: Bundle Deployment - Multiple Bundle Deployments

Shaun Pond,
> AIUI it's when they are launched as a result of a schedule, whether
> it's timed or an event - it sees a bundle with the bundle ordering
> flag, then checks during the next 5 seconds (configurable) to see if
> any other need to be considered: when that time's up, it sorts whatever
> it has into the correct order, then starts launching


OK. Thanks for clarifying.

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