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About the ADM Packaging Process
The Application Deployment Manager (ADM) packaging process prepares the application customizations for migration by consolidating the customization information into a single deployment package, the functional entity used by the ADM framework to stage and execute the deployment. The deployment package is a set of files representing the application customizations, held in a predefined package directory, together with a package descriptor file holding details of the package contents.
A deployment unit is the smallest deployable entity upon which the ADM framework operates, and physically represents one single file. Several application customizations can be represented within one deployment unit. Creating each deployment unit is dependent on the following categories of ADM data types: database, repository, and file. For information on consolidating ADM data types into deployment units, see Consolidating ADM Data Types into Deployment Units.
The ADM packaging process primarily uses the ADM Package Utility to create and validate the ADM deployment package. For more information on this utility, see About the ADM Package Utility.
For more information and detailed procedures on the ADM packaging process, see Creating an ADM Package.