Vault for Sitecore: How to use the Deployment Feature?


Have you ever thought deployments were complicated? Not with Vault. Vault simplifies the process of managing large scale deployments between multiple Sitecore environments. 

Vault for Sitecore

XCentium’s Vault for Sitecore extends Sitecore Experience Management Platform to allow Enterprise Architects, IT Teams and Content Authors to version, archive, track and report on all content related events. Additionally, Vault also allows IT Teams to easily track and manager what content is deployed on which server/environment in large distributed Sitecore environments.

In this blog post, let’s discuss on how to use the Deployment feature using Vault.

Login to Sitecore and select Vault from the Launch Pad.

Vault on LaunchPad

Now, you will be in the Vault Dashboard. Select Deployment, and Create new release.

VaultDeplyment_CreateRelease

Once the release has been created, we will Configure the Deployment by selecting the items you wish to promote to the development environment.

Step 1: Select the database which contains the items you wish to promote (Default: master)

VaultDeplyment_Configuration

Step 2: Navigate to the section under which your items are present. (For Example: Sitecore/Content)

Step 3: Select the items by using the checkbox next to each item as shown below.

VaultDeployment_SelectItems

Step 4: Once the items are selected, you can customize them under Selection options

Step 5: There are options whether to

  • Add Item(s):
    • Include Subitems
    • Dependent Items
  • Language(s):
    • Select which language versions need to be deployed
  • Install Mode:
    • Merge
    • Overwrite
  • Publish:
    • Auto-Publish: Enabling this will automatically deploy the items to master database of the Target environment followed by publishing them to the web database.

Step 6: Click on Add. You will notice the list view is populated based on your selection.

VaultDeployment_SelectedItems

Highlighted in yellow, you will notice that

  • with Subitems selected, I will see  my items use Recursive Type.
  • Install Mode set to Merge
  • Languages set to All
  • Auto-Publish set to True

Step 7: Build Release.

VaultDeployment_BuildSuccessful

Step 8: Go to Deployment

Step 9: You are now in the step of Executing the Deployment. Select your Target. As you can notice, your development environment in already configured to use the name Promotion


  
    
      
		
      
    
	  







VaultDeployment_VerfiyDeployment

Step 10: Once you have clicked on Verify Deployment, Vault will process all the Verification Rules to Test and gives a confirmation to proceed with the execution.

VaultDeployment_ExecuteDeployment

Clicking on Execute Deployment will finish the deployment. You can verify your changes by going to the Target Environment.

This article used Vault for Sitecore on Sitecore 8.1 Update-3.

Categories: Web Development, Vault
Tags: Sitecore;

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