Glossary of Deploy Terms

Application Deployment
Process of deploying an application installs a particular application version, represented by a deployment package, on an environment.
as-containment Configuration Item Type
The as-containment Configuration Item (CI) type is one of the properties that you can set for the CI types. The CI type is a parent/child containment. When you undeploy the parent CI the child CI is also undeployed. See Define a New CI Type.
Artifacts
Artifacts are files containing application resources such as code or images, for example, a WAR file. See Add an externally stored artifact to a package.
Central Configuration
Central Configuration is the process of maintaining and managing the shared configuration from a centralized location using Central Configuration server. With Central Configuration, you can easily configure, store, distribute, and manage configuration data for the master and worker pods in your cluster. See Central Configuration Overview.
Composite packages
Composite packages are deployment packages that have other deployment packages as members. A composite packages can be used to compose a release of an application that consists of components delivered by separate teams. See Dependencies and Composite Packages.
Configuration Items
Generic term for all the objects you can manage in a Digital.ai Deploy, such as, applications, environments, and so on. A Configuration Item (CI) has a type and ID, where the type determines the information a CI contains, and the ID is the unique identifier that determines the place of the CI in the library. See Tasks, rules, and configuration Items.
Configuration Item Type
Configuration Item (CI) Types can be added in Digital.ai Deploy as part of deployment packages in the repository browser. You can define CI types for deployables, deployed items, and containers. See Define a New CI Type.
Containers
CIs on which the deployable CIs can be deployed. Containers are grouped together in an environment. Examples of containers are a host, WebSphere server, or WebLogic cluster.
Control Tasks
Actions that you can perform on middleware or middleware resources. For example, a control task can start or stop an Apache web server. See Using control tasks in Deploy.
Database Anonymizer
A tool that provides the functionality to anonymize the sensitive information, such as passwords, by exporting data from the database. See Database Anonymizer Tool.
DAR Package
DAR package is a ZIP file that contains application files and a manifest file that describes the package content and any resource specifications that are needed. You can create DAR packages in the Deploy interface, or you can use a plugin to automatically build packages as part of your delivery pipeline. See Preparing your application for Deploy.
Deployables
Artifacts that you can add to a deployment package, such as a file, a folder, or a resource specification—for example, a WAR file, or a datasource. A deployable contains placeholders for environment-specific values. See Deployables and Deployeds.
Deployed Items
Deployed Items (Deployeds) are the Deployable CIs in their deployed form on the target container. For example, a wls.Ear deployable deployed on a wls.Server container, results in a wls.EarModule to be deployed. The Deployed Items contain environment-specific values. See Deployables and Deployeds.
Deploy Explorer
Digital.ai Deploy Explorer is used to view and manage CIs in your repository. You can view the Explorer in the left navigation pane. From the Explorer navigation pane, you can deploy or undeploy applications, connect to your infrastructures, and provision or deprovision environment. See Deploy Explorer.
Deployment Packages
Environment-independent packages containing deployable CIs that form a complete application. To deploy an application with Deploy, you must supply a file called a Deployment Package*\, or a DAR package. See DAR Package.
Deployment Plans
The steps needed to deploy a package on a target environment. See Preview the Deploy Plan.
Dictionaries
CIs that contain environment-specific entries for placeholder resolution. You can add dictionary entries using CLI, or the GUI. The deployment package remains environment-independent, and can be deployed unchanged on multiple environments. See Create a Dictionary.
Embedded CI
Embedded CIs are CIs that are embedded with another CI. See Embedded CIs.
Environment
Group of infrastructure and middleware containers that are deployment targets, for example, hosts, servers, clusters, and so on.
External Workers
Workers running as separate processes. They can either be located on different machines from the Maser, or on the same machine as the master, but in a different installation directory. See Supported Worker Setups.
Force Redeploy
Redeploy an already deployed application by merging and overriding the content without doing the delta analysis or cleanup. See Force Redeploy.
In-process Worker
Worker that is part of the Master with default out-of-box Deploy configuration, and runs in the same process. See Supported Worker Setups.
Kubernetes Operator
Controller used to deploy Deploy and Release applications on various platforms, such as Amazon EKS, Azure AKS, and OpenShift on AWS clusters. See Kubernetes Operator.
Local Workers
Workers located in the same machine and installation directory as the Deploy Master, but running as a separate processes. See Supported Worker Setups.
Plugins
Digital.ai Plugins are software components that you can add to customize the Deploy application. You can view, install, upload, or remove plugins using the Plugin Manager. You can also create your own plugin using the Java Programming language. See Plugins and Integrations.
Plugin Manager
Digital.ai Deploy Plugin Manager displays the list of installed plugins on the filesystem or database, and their current version. You upload a new plugin, update to a new version, and manage the plugins directly from the Digital.ai Deploy plugin manager user interface. See Plugin Manager.
Rollback
Reverts changes made by a failed deployment to the exact state before the deployment was started. See Rollback a Deployment.
Type System
Type Systems can be used to modify and add types of CI types. You can extend your installation of Deploy with new types or change existing types. Types defined in this manner are referred to as synthetic types. The type system is configured using XML files called synthetic.xml. See Working with Configuration Items.
Undeploy
Remove a deployed application from an environment. See Undeploy an Application.
XL CLI
The Command Line Interface (CLI) that provides the environment to run commands to automatically update the configuration properties before installing the Deploy application. The XL-CLI can be downloaded from the Digital.ai Distribution site.