Multi-Environment Support

   Journey Manager (JM) Previously known as Transact Manager (TM).  |    System Manager / DevOps  |  v5.1 & Higher This feature is related to v5.1 and higher.

Typically, you need several Manager instances to develop, test, and deploy a Maestro form into production. These are often referred to as environments.

An environment can be hardware, a virtual machineA virtual machine (VM) is a software program or operating system that not only exhibits the behavior of a separate computer, but is also capable of performing tasks such as running applications and programs like a separate computer. A virtual machine, usually known as a guest is created within another computing environment referred as a "host." Multiple virtual machines can exist within a single host at one time., or a cloudCloud computing is shared pools of configurable computer system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale, similar to a public utility.. Several Manager instances can be installed and run on the same or different environments.

As you develop and enhance Journey Maestro forms and Manager configurations, you promote or migrate them from one environment to another until they are in the production environment. Normally, you implement a form in the development environment, test it in one or several test environments, and finally deploy it in the production environment.

Any Manager instance allows you to migrate forms and organizations from one environment to another. Additionally, you can emulate form migration by using the Manager Form Test Mode feature.

Next, learn how to promote your Manager to another environment.