How CA SDM Environment Promotion Utility Works in Advanced Availability and Conventional Mode

Complete the following tasks before you initiate the export process:
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Complete the following tasks before you initiate the export process:
  • Set the
    export_import_path, disk_space, and
    timeout
    property values in the SDMP Config properties file. For more information, see SDMP Config Properties File.
  • For Configuration and customization promotion, the export or import process must be executed on the same type of servers.
    For example:
    • If an export is performed on a primary server, import of the package is allowed only on the primary server.
    • If an export is performed on a background server, import of the package is allowed only on the background server.
    • If an export is performed on a secondary server or application server, the import of the package is allowed only on the secondary server or application server.
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Environment Promotion is not supported on CA SDM Standby servers.
Environment Promotion for Advanced Availability (Background Server)
CA SDM administrators must copy the .htmpl files to the application servers manually or modify the version control file to sync the .htmpl files on the application servers.
Follow these steps:
  1. Export the package.
    For more information about how to export the package, see Export.
  2. Log in to the CA SDM target system.
  3. Copy the exported zip (
    sdmp_export_<timestamp>.zip
    ) to the
    export_import_path/Promotion/Import
    folder.
    If the
    export_import_path
    is empty, copy the exported zip to
    NX_ROOT/Promotion/Import
    folder.
  4. Run the
    dryrun
    command.
    Windows: sdmp -a dryrun -p <exported_zip>
    Non-windows: sdmp.sh -a dryrun -p <exported_zip>
  5. After successful dryrun, run the import command and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Windows: sdmp -a import -p <exported_zip>
    Non-windows: sdmp.sh -a import -p <exported_zip>
    The administrator performs the failover manually when the instructions for performing failover are displayed on the Command Line interface.
  6. Log in to the Standby server and run the failover command:
    pdm_server_control -b
  7. After failover is complete, use the new standby server (old background server). Press
    Y
    to continue the import process.
  8. After successful import, perform failover again on the new standby server to make it as the background server. Run the following command:
    pdm_server_control -b
    If you want to export or import from one application server to another, see Import.
Environment Promotion for Conventional Setup
CA SDM Environment Promotion does not support propagation of files (.htmpl) from the primary server to the secondary server. Either copy the files manually or use version control to propagate the files (.htmpl) to the secondary servers.
Follow these steps:
  1. Export the package.
    For more information about how to export the package, see Export.
  2. Log in to the CA SDM target system.
  3. Copy the exported zip (
    sdmp_export_<timestamp>.zip
    ) to the
    export_import_path/Promotion/Import
    folder.
    If the
    export_import_path
    is empty, copy the exported zip to
    NX_ROOT/Promotion/Import
    folder.
  4. Run the
    dryrun
    command.
    Windows: sdmp -a dryrun -p <exported_zip>
    Non-windows: sdmp.sh -a dryrun -p <exported_zip>
  5. After successful dryrun, run the import command.
    Windows: sdmp -a import -p <exported_zip>
    Non-windows: sdmp.sh -a import -p <exported_zip>
    To export or import from one secondary server to another, see Import.