(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication
Sanjar et al.
(54) AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF SOLUTION DEPLOYMENT DESCRIPTORS
(76) Inventors: Amir Farrokh Sanjar, Austin, TX
(US); Cristi Nesbitt Ullmann, Austin,
TX (US); Paul Stuart Williamson,
Round Rock, TX (US)
IBM CORPORATION (RHF)
C/O ROBERT H. FRANTZ
P. O. BOX 23324
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73123 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/211,950
(22) Filed: Aug. 25, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part of application No. 11/127,846, filed on May 12, 2005, which is a continuation-in-part of application No. 11/109,038, filed on Apr. 19, 2005, and which is a continuation-in-part of application No. 11/109,069, filed on Apr. 19, 2005, which is a continuation-in-part of application No. 11/101,604, filed on Apr. 7, 2005.
(51) Int. CI.
G06F 11/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 714/26
A system for generating deployment descriptor files for automation of installation and integration of computing system solution components such as databases, application programs, communications protocols, and the like, to form an enterprise computing solution. Configurable behavioral models are associated with a system solution design, each of which is associated with a class or type of each of system solution component. Instantiations of the behavioral models are each configured to contain behavioral parameters and interface parameters according to a set of user inputs, thereby defining connection logic pairs or groups of said model instances. Behavioral parameters and interface parameters are extracted by the invention from each configured behavioral model instance to generate a deployment descriptor file compatible with a targeted computing system environment. Finally, the invention packages the configured behavioral model instances and the deployment descriptor files into an application package for distribution, version control, and installation.