2.3. Rollout Type

Type of the rollout. A rollout type is a input field while creating a rollout.
This is primarily a statistic which can be used as a measure for undertanding the operational stability of the IT practice in an enterprise. More details around each of these types are given along with each of the types below. 
There are two class of rollout types:
  • Predefined rollout types : which are installed along with the product and cannot be deleted.
  • Custom rollout types. A user can definee rollout types for themselves and gather metrics as per their own requirement.  Details are provided below.
Predefined Rollout Types
The following rollout Types are available by default with the system. 
Planned rollout
A rollout which is planned and scheduled for action. 
From a statistical perspective, the more the number of planned rollouts, the more is the investment into IT in that time period. rolloutMan could be extended to capture investments and / or costs into each of these, and further used for analysis.
Emergency rollout
A rollout which was needed to be rolled out in a short period of time. This could be used along with a emergency change. 
rolloutMan can be integrated with a change management system using its exposed APIs model. Refer APIs documentation for further information.
From a statistical perspective, the more the number of emergency rollouts, the lesser stable the IT systems are. rolloutMan could be extended to capture investments and / or costs into each of these, and further used for analysis.
 
Pre Defined Rollout Types

Figure 2.2. Pre Defined Rollout Types

Custom Rollout Types
A user can define any number of custom rollout types. This enables a user to customize rolloutMan with any additional statistics that they may want to gather around classifying their rollouts.
In order to achieve this, navigate to Configuration > Rollout > Rollout Types page. Use the "Add rollout type" button, which brings up the page as below. 
Complete the field name and click "Save" button.
Click on "Cancel" button to go back to the main menu. 
 
Custom rollout types

Figure 2.3. Custom rollout types