Common Terms in Automated Configuration Management

Common terms used in automated configuration management:




A plug-in is an application class that corresponds to a configuration. For example, to configure Integration Broker Gateway nodes, the application class (plug-in) PTIBConfigureGatewayNodes in the application package PTEM_CONFIG is called.


Templates are used for organizing, editing property values, and running the configuration program through PIA and command line. Template values can be stored in the database or exported to an external template file.


A property is the parameter or environment setting for setting the value of a configuration. For example, env.default_local_node is the property name used for setting the value of default local node while configuring Integration Broker. This property will be present in the template if configuring through PIA or in the template file if configuring through command line.

Template Variable

A template variable can be assigned a value, which then can be used to assign values for properties in cases where values are recurring in multiple places in a template or template file. For example, a host name would likely occur numerous times when setting URL values, so it is typically expressed as a variable.