A Deployment is the instantiation of a Blueprint. Think Class-Object relationship from OO concepts.

So, when you define a Blueprint, you're defining your tech stack (Think definition of stagging server). But it's just a definition. The real magic happens when you Deploy a Blueprint. So, when you deploy a Blueprint, a new Deployment is created. Deployment is what represents the actual tech stack live in the cluster. So, say you want to deploy your feautre-branch of the the React UI app (from the airbnb example) in your tech-stack. You can customize the default tag of the React UI Container. And, now Dockup will spin up the whole tech stack with `React UI` having your feature branch.

Configuration available on a Deployment

  1. Delete at: You can decide when you want to delete the deployment, when you are creating one.

  2. Hibernate/Wake Up At: You can set the hibernate/wake up times for all deployments. Dockup will hibernate and wake up the deployments at the set time.

Actions available on a Deployment

  1. Hibernate/Wake Up: You can hibernate/wake up a paritcular deployment.

  2. logs: You can view logs of a particular container right from the Dockup UI.

  3. Reload: You can reload a paritcular container. So, say you viewed the UI and found a simple typo, but you don't want to create a new deployment, so you make a commit, and reload that particular container.

  4. Delete: You can delete a Deployment. Note that you can't undo this action.

A Deployment shall be at one of following state at any point in time,

  • Queued: Deployment is queued for deploying

  • Starting: Containers are starting up

  • Started: Containers have started (deployment might not be active yet still)

  • Deployed: Deployment is Deployed and Active (this is the final state when creating deployment)

  • Hibernating: Hibernating the deployments

  • Hibernated: Deployment is hibernated

  • Waking Up: Waking up the deployment

  • Deleting: Deleting deployment

  • Deleted: Deployment deleted (this is the final state)

  • Failed: Deployment failed (more likely, one of the Container failed)

  • Unready: Containers are in unready state (probably Health Check at work)