Deployment overview

A package bundles a map and related files for deployment. Deployment sends a package to a server where a runtime engine (such as Command Server) runs the maps. An administrator sets up deployment environments by defining servers and, optionally, server groups, and chooses the maps and files to include in a package.

Deploying a package to a server automatically compiles the maps in the package, if necessary, for the server platform.

Deploying a package to a web server automatically registers map endpoints in the catalog.

A configuration variable is an alias that represents an environment-specific or sensitive (encrypted) value. Configuration variables resolve at run time. Maps and server definitions can use configuration variables to support multiple deployment environments.