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Parameterized deployment policy and parameters map for increased automation of service configuration deployment.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237464D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

A method for parameterized deployment policy and parameters map for increased automation of service configuration deployment is disclosed.

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Parameterized deployment policy and parameters map for increased automation of service configuration deployment.

Disclosed is a method for parameterized deployment policy and parameters map for increased automation of service configuration deployment. A deployment policy object is a set of configuration modification statements that are applied to an existing service configuration (e.g. multi-protocol gateway, web-service proxy, etc.) to create a new and different service configuration at the time of deployment. A GUI or command line tool is typically used to modify individual statements within the deployment policy manually, then the modified deployment policy is applied at the time of deploying another service, thus obtaining a new service configuration. This solution is tedious and time consuming. The disclosed method aims to eliminate the manual configuration required on the deployment policy object.

The existing prior art in this sphere is related to creating and applying the modification statements within a deployment policy onto an existing service configuration. This is performed by matching a specific statement of the deployment policy to a resource that it is referencing within the existing configuration. If a match exists, then the resource value of the existing configuration is modified from it's current value to a new value specified within the deployment policy statement. Subsequently, a new configuration is created using the new value from the deployment policy, therefore creating an object with a different configuration. A standard deployment policy configuration only has concrete values for substitution.

Disclosed is a parameters map having a list composed of pairs with parameters (variables) and corresponding concrete value. A single deplo...