Define a synthetic method
In XL Deploy, you can define methods on configuration items (CIs). Each method can be executed on an instance of a CI via the GUI or CLI. Methods are used to implement control tasks, as actions on CIs to control the middleware. An example is starting or stopping a server.
This example shows how to define a control task:
<type type="tc.DeployedDataSource" extends="generic.ProcessedTemplate" deployable-type="tc.DataSource" container-type="tc.Server"> <generate-deployable type="tc.DataSource" extends="generic.Resource"/> ... <method name="ping" description="Test whether the datasource is available"/> </type>
ping method defined above can be invoked on an instance of the
tc.DeployedDataSource CI through the server REST interface, GUI, or CLI. The implementation of the
ping method is part of the