Release dashboard

The Release Dashboard, also referred to as the Release List, provides a way for the release team, task assignees, and approvers to quickly see the status of all the planned, active, or completed releases at any time. They can quickly see the current status, specific tasks and who is assigned to them, and the start and end dates for the stages in one place on one platform.

Accessing the release dashboard

To open the Release Dashboard click the Main Menu button and select Releases.

Release dashboard

The Release Dashboard shows all the Releases that you have permission to view:

By default, the releases for all projects are displayed.

To see only the objects for a specific project, click the down arrow in the All projects field and then select one or more projects in one of these ways:

  • Click on the name of one or more projects.

  • Enter the search criteria in the Search field. The projects that match the criteria appear in the list.

If there are no matches, a message appears stating that there are no resource templates in the selected projects.

The Release Dashboard has this information:

Each row in the Release Dashboard contains this information :

Name

The name of the release. Click on the name to see the Release Editor view for the release.

Status

The status can be:

  • In planning

  • In progress

  • Completed

Last Run

The status of the last run. Click on the icon to expand the row.

Start Date End Date

The default time frame between the start and target (end) dates is two weeks.

The color of the dates indicates the Release status.

  • Green: The Release has not started yet, and the start and end dates are within the planned time frame.

  • Medium blue: The Release is in progress, and the dates are the actual start and end dates.

  • Dark blue: The Release is completed, and the dates are the actual start and end dates.

  • Red: The date is past the planned end date.

Waiting

A hand icon in this column indicates the release is pending on manual input. Click on the icon for further information.

Actions

Either Run Release button or Actions button appears in this column. Click on green Run Release button to start the release.

Otherwise, click on Actions to select one of these actions:

  • End Release –Clicking this ends the Release. You cannot end the pipeline that is currently running. If you want to end it, you must wait for this run to complete or abort it in the Pipeline Run page. When the pipeline is aborted, tasks that are currently running will finish, and no new tasks will be started.

  • Run Pipeline –Clicking this starts a new pipeline run.

  • Abort All Runs –Clicking this aborts all pipeline runs.

  • Schedules –Clicking this lets you create a release schedule.

Views

Click on Views button for other available views for this release. Choices are context sensitive based on status of the release.

Expand

Click on Expand button to see more details about the release.

Release details in the expanded view

Project to which the pipeline belongs, name of the pipeline underlying the software release, and the number of stages in this pipeline

Example:

Number of applications in the pipeline and any notifications for actions to be taken before the pipeline progresses

Example:

This pipeline requires human intervention to progress.The user named quincy needs to approve something at an entry or exit gate of a stage before the pipeline progresses.

Visual indicator showing how far the Release has progressed with the percentage completed, the current stage, and how long the Release has been running.

The visual indicator is split into sections equal to the number of stages in the pipeline. If pipeline has three stages, it is split into three segments.