Article ID: 115674, created on Mar 10, 2013, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation

Import new APS application

Provider may add new APS application into POA using two ways:

  • Import application manually in POA Provider Control Panel at Service Director > Application Manager > Applications > click the Import Package button and provide a package itself
  • Use APS Catalog

The APS Catalog is the tool to easily import new application into POA in a few clicks. Go to Service Director > Application Manager > APS Catalog in POA Provider Control Panel and select the needed application from the list of published ones. Applications are grouped into categories and sub-categories like Web, Collaboration, Infrastructure and others.

When Provider adds new APS application or the new version of an existing application POA creates the following tasks:

Task name Task purpose
downloading APS package POA downloads APS application from the given source (package may be provided manually or taken from APS Catalog).
importing APS package The task performs the following actions:

1. Saves APS package file to the /usr/local/pem/APS/packages/ folder on POA Management Node.
2. Verifies package using the /usr/local/pem/APS/tools/apslint/ utility.
3. Creates temporary folder and extracts application files into this folder.
4. Among extracted files, POA parses the APP-META.xml file to find out name, version and other parameters of application.
5. Saves all provisioning scripts from APS package in POA database.
6. Saves content of the APP-META.xml file in POA database.
7. Removes temporary folder created on step 3.
updating upgrade relations for APS packages of application The task is required in case of importing new version of existing application and does the following actions:
1. Parses the APP-META.xml file of APS application stored in POA database
2. Detects possible upgrades from and to this application version and updates allowed inter-version upgrades in POA database, POA shows available updates to Provider and customers in Control Panel.

In case of POA for Windows Management Node replace the path /usr/local/pem/APS/ in all tasks in the table above with the following one - C:\Program Files (x86)\SWsoft\PEM.

See the main KB article #115664 APS: General information, Best Practices and Troubleshooting for more information.

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