Overview of integrations#
HCL™ Launch supports integrations with other IBM products, products from others, and certain cloud systems.
HCL Launch integrates with IBM UrbanCode™ Release so that you can manage the release of complex interdependent applications. See Integrating with HCL Launch.
Most integrations with HCL Launch are accomplished by using plug-ins. Plug-ins provide tools for creating component processes and integrations.
See the following page on UrbanCode site for information about plug-ins that support other products: UrbanCode Plug-ins.
- Connecting to clouds through HCL Launch
The HCL Launch server can use virtual system patterns from cloud systems such as IBM Cloud Orchestrator to create dynamic environments.
- Configuring virtual system pattern-based clouds
To create dynamic environments on a cloud system that uses virtual system patterns, you must install a script package on your cloud system.
- Integrating with IBM Rational Asset Manager
You can use IBM Rational® Asset Manager to store and catalog build outputs, test results, and related packages as part of component processes in HCL Launch.
- Integrating with IBM Rational Test Workbench
You can use IBM Rational® Test Workbench to virtualize services and to run integration tests as part of component processes in HCL Launch.
- Integrating cloud services with IBM Bluemix DevOps Connect
IBM Bluemix DevOps Connect coordinates communication between IBM UrbanCode Release, HCL Launch, and the IBM Cloud and Bluemix services.
- Provisioning environments through the server (through virtual system patterns)
You can provision environments on a cloud system as part of creating an application environment on the HCL Launch server.
- z/OS considerations for HCL Launch
HCL Launch includes support for the z/OS platform. Although the articles in this Knowledge Center for using HCL Launch to deploy applications, certain platform-specific configuration factors must be considered when using a z/OS model.
- Deploying components to the z/OS platform
Use the toolkit to deploy to the IBM z/OS® platform.