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Understanding API Deployment State on API Platform by Phil Wilkins

Juergen Kress
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The new Oracle API Platform makes it possible to deploy different versions of your APIs to different gateway instances. When you you’re managing the Development API Policies through all the different stages of the lifecycle (Design to Production) from a single management tier such a capability is essential. This is further challenged by the fact that each save of you API Definition creates a new iteration (the term used to identify each saved ‘version’ of the API)

However it does lead the challenge from a management perspective of knowing which iterations are running on each Gateway. You can get the information from the current UI but it requires multiple steps to get the information. The UI also lends itself more to the design processes today than perhaps the more dense information views that an operational report might warrant.

I’m sure that over time these views will come, but today we can solve the problem by taking advantage of the fact that the product lives by its own ‘mission’ by offering a very rich set of APIs. As a result it becomes possible to actually build your own views. To that end I have written a Groovy script which will go through each API that can be seen and retrieves the iteration deployed to each logical gateway. Read the complete article here.

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