Simplified Application Deployment With Cloud Foundry “Manifest”

by January 10, 2012

Posted by Alex Suraci Today, we added a new feature to Cloud Foundry command line tool (‘VMC’) that makes it easier to automate application deployments. The new feature, called “manifests”,  describe applications in human-editable manifest documents. Manifest documents can describe anything from a simple “Hello World” app to complex multi-app hierarchies with inter-application dependencies and service binding information.  The manifests feature not only adds ease-of-use to VMC, it also ensures consistency and reproducibility of application deployments in Cloud Foundry.
The manifests feature uses a YAML document, aptly named manifest.yml.