ATG Content Administration uses the multi-threaded deployment features provided by the Dynamo Application Framework (DAF) to transfer data from the versioned source on the asset management server to the target site. DAF deployment uses the JDBC driver to copy repository assets to the target, and a TCP connection to transfer file assets.

ATG Content Administration integrates with DAF deployment through the ATG Content Administration deployment API, whose starting point is the DeploymentServer. The DeploymentServer represents the core controller of all ATG Content Administration deployment operations and provides API access to the targets and agents where assets are deployed.

The deployment process can be outlined as follows:

Note: If the deployment process fails at any point, the DeploymentManager returns control to the ATG Content Administration deployment system. For more information on failure handling, see Recover from Deployment Failure.