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Manage Environments

Learn what is an environment and how to create, update, delete,… environments in Golive.

What is an Environment?

An Environment provides all the required resources to run an Application.

Each Golive Environment has a unique name and is defined by the combination of an Application (eCommerce, Payment Service, SAP,...) and a Category (Dev, Test, Demo, Staging, Prod...).

Each Environment may be composed of:

  • a Status (Up, Down, Slow, Restarting,...)

  • a set of Environment Attributes (database: Postgresql, OS: Windows,...)

  • a set of Dependencies on other environments

  • a set of Tiers

  • a Deployment of a version of the application

A Deployment is composed of:

  • a Deployed Version/ build number that can be linked to an existing Jira Version

  • a set of deployed Jira Issues

  • a set of Deployment Attributes (ex: Release Notes, Artifact url,…)

Relationships between environment core concepts

Example of an Environment visualization in Golive

Create an Environment

STEP 1 Open the Golive Home Page

STEP 2 Display the list of existing Environments

If the Home Screen is opened, select the default Environment List view:

If the Home Screen is not opened, click on the “Home” icon to open it and select the Environment List view:

STEP 3 Click on “Add Environment” button

STEP 4 Choose an existing Category (or create a new one)

If you do not see this wizard, check that you have installed a recent version of Golive (9.1.+)

STEP 5 Create a new Application (or choose an existing one)

STEP 6 Set the Deployed Version of your new Application

STEP 7 Click on “Create” button

Your newly created environment will show in order to set its additional information like Status, url, attributes,… or just change its name.

Clone an Environment VERSION 9.3.+

You can copy an environment in one click using the “Clone” action that is accessible from Environment Details dialog:

Environments can also be cloned from the Environment List view, using the Actions menu:

Update an Environment

Update Environments from all Environment Views:

  • Environment Matrix: click on the version labels to open the Environment Details dialog.

  • Environment Browser: click on the Environment you want to edit from the left menu.

  • Environment List: in order to open the Environment Details dialog, click on the Environment Name, double-click on an Environment line, or use the “Edit Environment” option in the Actions menu.

  • Last Deployments & Last Status Changes: click on the Environment Name on each Swimlane to open the Environment Details dialog.

Update an Environment Field

Once you are in the Environment Details, move the cursor on the field you want to edit and click it:

When you insert URLs or e-mail addresses into environment fields, they will be automatically detected, truncated and formatted as HTML links.
Line breaks are also automatically detected and converted to be displayed properly.

You can include HTML tags (without javascript) to customize rendering of your attribute values with logos and images:

Environment attribute values can be deleted using the icons on the right of their label. You can add new environment attribute values using the "Add Attribute" button at the bottom. If you need to define new Attributes, refer to the Environment Attributes section.

Delete an Environment Attribute

Re-order Environment Attributes VERSION 9.1.+

Manage Environment Dependencies

If your are not familiar with the concept of Dependencies in Golive, start by reading this page:
Environment Dependencies

Click on the top “Add dependency” button:

Check the “Dependencies” settings of current application if you cannot see the button

Select an existing environment or create a new one:

Click on the “times” button on the right of the dependency to remove it:

Manage Environment Tiers

If your are not familiar with the concept of Tiers in Golive, start by reading this page:
Multi-tier Environments

Click on the top “Add tier” button:

Follow instructions to add an existing Tier or create a new Tier environment.

Check the “Application Tiers” settings of current application if you cannot see the button

To update or remove a tier:

Update Environment Permission Scheme

In order change the permission scheme of an environment, click on the locker icon on the top right:

If you cannot edit the permission scheme, it means that you are not allowed to do it or that there is only one permission scheme available. Learn more about advanced environment security here

Delete an Environment

You can delete Environments from the Environment Details dialog. Move the cursor on the Environment Name in order to show the “Delete” link.

Environments can also be deleted from the Environment List view, using the Actions menu.

Customize Environment Attributes

Environment attributes allows you to store and share information that is specific to your context.

They may be compared with Jira Issue Custom Fields that are used to store custom information of Jira Issues.

Manage Environment Attributes

Access the Attributes page from the Settings menu:

You need to have Manage Attributes global permission in order to perform operations on attributes. Learn more about Security & Permissions


Set Default Environment Attributes VERSION 9.1.+

Standardize the structure of your environments by defining a set of default attributes that will be automatically added to newly created environments:

Default attributs setup

Default attributes can be set when creating a new Environment


Setup a new Environment Attribute

Click on “Add Attribute” button:

Click on the Add Attribute button to create a new attribute:

Create as many attributes as you need to document the configuration of your Environments. Think about what information is useful for your Jira users. If you have many attributes, use the "Filter displayed attributes..." search box to find them quickly.

Secured Attributes

With the "Secured" option activated, you can restrict visibility of sensitive attributes. Only users with the View Secured Attributes or Edit Secured Attributes permissions will be able to see/update these attributes.

More information: Security & Permissions

Secured attributes are useful in order to store credentials or any sensitive data that should not be available to all users allowed to see an environment.

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