Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 6 – Provisioning a Multiple Instance Blueprint

The ucd_blueprint_designer_test example stepped through in blog entries Parts 4 and 5 is good enough to explain blueprint design, the provisioning process, and to demonstrate that things are operational and connected properly. However, in the real world of microservices, application environments will consist of multiple VM instances and not be as simple as deploying a component with no artifacts that prints “Connected”. In Part 6, we are going to discuss how to provision a two-instance environment consisting of a web application on one instance connected to a database on another instance. [more]


Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 5 – Provisioning Your First Blueprint

In blog entry Part 4 we designed our first blueprint. Now we are finally at the point where we are ready to provision our first blueprint to an AWS EC2 cloud.                
Configuring the Blueprint Provisioning
We are finally ready to execute the blueprint. In the upper left of the blueprint screen, select the Provision… button. A dialog window will appear to configure the provisioning.  The first text box is the name of the application environment to create in UCD. [more]


Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 4 – Designing Your First Blueprint

This blog series, up to this point, has talked about connecting BDP to an Amazon cloud, discussed agents and agent relays, and provided options for setting up a lab environment. We are finally at the point where we are ready to build our first blueprint on an AWS EC2 cloud.
The Sample Component and Application
When BPD is installed there is a separate package that installs the cloud agents and a sample component and application. The cloud agents are versions of UCD agents for a number of platforms – Linux x86-64, [more]


Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 3 – Building a Lab Environment

Now that we have covered connecting to AWS and understand agents and agent relays, it is time to take a step back and look at how to construct a lab environment for IBM UrbanCode Deploy (UCD) and the IBM Blueprint Designer (BPD).  There are a number of options to consider and in this blog I will step through three potential approaches.
Option 1 – Partial Home Setup 1
It is possible to host IBM UrbanCode Deploy on a laptop with a combination of the laptop’s native OS and virtual machines. [more]

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