2011/09/12

Provisioning: Defining an Application

Introduction


This blog item shows an example on how to define an application that can be used by other Organisations. In this example we have a simple Cordys BOP4 setup. We have only the Default Cluster. In this example the ISV packages are made and it will show how to define the application within CCP. It will show how easy this is within CCP. After this you are able to Provision organisations to use applications within the Cloud.
An introduction to CPP was already given here.

Define the Business Partner
First you will have to define a business partner that developed the ISV. This business partner is needed when defining the Application.


  • Goto System Organization
  • Open Global Business Partners





  • Select +-sign
  • Fill in the details








  • Click Save
Define the Application


Note: A CCP application is NOT a synonym for a ISV package. An application can encompass several packages and a package can be used for the definition of several applications.

  • Goto System Organization
  • Open Global ApplicationsClick +-sign
  • Fill in the Application details:
    Application id: com.ciber.utilityservicesApplication name: CIBER Utility ServicesNote: Within ISV the CIBER Netherlands can be picked

  • Click Save
  • Now the following Tabs are shown at the bottom

The Roles are used to define all the roles that are available for the application.
The X-forms are used for GUIs that are used during provisioning. Here you can add for example an input GUI each time a new Organisation is provisioned. For example to ask for extra attributes.
The BPMs are used during provisioning.

  • Select Roles tab
  • Select the first Role as Role Id

Tip: It is advised to put functional roles in a separate ISV package, maybe in a later blog item i will come back to this.

  • Fill in further details for the Role
  • Click Save
  • Do the same for other Roles
Note: When an application is assigned to an Organisation each Role can be used within that Organisation. You have to be aware of this when defining the application. Sometimes you do not want some Organisations to have a certain Role. In that case it is best to define a separate Application.

After that you have to define on which cluster the application runs.

  • Select Installed on clusters tab
    Click +-sign
  • Select the  Default Cluster
  • Click Save
  • Click Validate (This is important, because then the state of the application becomes In use)
  • Click Back
  • Click Save
Before the application can be used it must be added to a Channel. A Channel in this case is the Global Channel that is defined when installing Provisioning.


Add Application to Default Channel




  • Goto System Organization
  • Open Global Channels

  • Select Collection tab
  • Open Collection










  • Click on +-sign to add an application to this collection
  • Within Application id select the com.ciber.utilityservices application
  • Click Save
Now you can assign Applications to Organisations.

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