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Understanding deployment pipelines

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Updated on February 4, 2021

Deployment pipelines are an application pipeline type to generate artifacts from the system of record and deliver them through the various stages of the workflow. This pipeline template aligns with the continuous delivery (CI/CD) DevOps methodology, and deploys predictable, high-quality releases without using third-party tools.

Deployment pipelines are used to deploy applications that are released by development teams on various environments. The changes from the System of Record (SOR) (central or remote) are packaged into an artifact and then promoted to the testing environments, until completion in production environment(s). The deployment pipeline template is the template that offers a standard deployment model for promoting the artifacts through the stages of the pipeline. This template has built-in best practices that instantly creates a CD pipeline for an application. It provides immense possibilities to customize the process as guided by a governance model.

Deployment pipeline template loaded by default with pre-populated tasks

Deployment pipelines are an application pipeline type within Deployment Manager. To get started and create a deployment pipeline, see Creating a deployment pipeline.

If you are new to Deployment Manager, see Installing or upgrading Deployment Manager 5.x to get started.

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