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About the ADM Enterprise Profile

The application deployment manager (ADM) enterprise profile is an XML file located in the MgmtSrvrInstallDir\ADM directory. The default filename for the preconfigured enterprise profile is entprofile.xml. A separate file, entprofile_enterprise_name.xml, is created for each Siebel Enterprise Server registered with ADM. Each file contains a collection of default deployment parameters that define the deployment behavior for a specific Siebel Enterprise Server. Each deployment of an ADM package references an ADM enterprise profile to facilitate the deployment of application customizations to a specific Siebel Enterprise Server. You can define multiple enterprise profiles and assign an individual enterprise profile to an ADM package at the time deployment.

The enterprise profile is organized into three levels:

  • Profile. Parameters defined at this level serve as a set of default parameters for all categories and data types. The categories to be deployed (to support staged deployment) are also specified at this level.
  • Category. Parameters that define a specific category of data types.
  • Type. Parameters that define a specific data type.

A hierarchy and an inheritance-type functionality apply to the enterprise profile parameters; that is, the parameter values set at the profile level are inherited by the category and type levels. In general, the parameters set at the category and type levels override the inherited values.

The ADM enterprise profile parameters define the following deployment behavior or information:

  • Deployment Servers. Different types of deployment items are generally deployed to different servers. The enterprise profile maintains a map between the item category or data types and the list of deployment servers.
  • Stop on Error. A flag that indicates if the deployment process stops in case one or more items fail.
  • Degree of Parallelism. The number of parallel deployment threads that can run for database and file categories. Always set to 1 for the repository category, because parallel deployment is not supported for repository types.
  • Target Environment Parameters. The parameters that store deployment environment dependent parameters for each data category or data type. For example, they define the target directory for each file type.
  • Categories to Be Deployed.
  • Category Dependency Parameters. The parameters that define the dependency of a category on other category's status for an action to start.

For more information on configuring an ADM enterprise profile, see Configuring the ADM Enterprise Profile. The enterprise profile is read to the local ADM database when the deployment session is created using the create session command. After the session is created, the enterprise profile cannot be changed. To modify the profile, you must first acknowledge the deployment session, then create a new session for the ADM package.

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