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Status Not under consideration
Workspace UrbanCode
Categories Deploy
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 21, 2017

Step/Process timeout after certain threshold value

System: uDeploy

Actor: uDeploy DevOps automation user

Product uDeploy is used for DevOps deployment automation for various technologies.

Description: Our team uses uDeploy for deployment automation as part of DevOps process. However, we have a scenario where sometimes a step takes more than standard time
for completion. Sometimes, the step executes infinitely and one has to manually cancel the deployment. We expect that such step should fail after specifying certain threshold time value i.e. a timeout option should be present for step to fail on its own.

Example: While executing RQM/RFT test cases sometimes an issue occurs with the connectivity and the step goes in infinite status. At this point, we expect the step to fail when it exceeds execution time of more
than 15 minutes since we know it will not take that much time.

We want a option in a step to specify a timeout value so that step should fail automatically after it reaches the timeout value. It will help us to remove manual interventions
and improve productivity.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 110564
RFE URL
RFE Product UrbanCode Deploy
  • Admin
    Osman Burucu
    Jul 29, 2022

    Each plugin needs to implement its own timeout setting. This cannot be done by the server itself. Please create an RFE/IDEA for the specific plugin you need.

  • Guest
    Apr 16, 2021

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.

  • Guest
    Oct 26, 2017

    Thank you for the update.

    Yes, adding timeout field in RQM/RFT plugin will definitely help us to overcome this problem faced in most of the applications. Please proceed with this at the earliest. If the steps gets timeout then the end result should be failure.

    In future as Chris has mentioned we would love to see timeout field as configuration parameter in components/generic process available in uDeploy.

    Please let me know in case of queries.

  • Guest
    Oct 10, 2017

    This request lacks sufficient information for us to evaluate it. It might not be considered further until it has been revised and clarified. Would you prefer to have, as a workaround, a timeout field added to the RQM/RFT plugins? We could deliver the plugin updates more quickly than adding a timeout to all steps.

  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2017

    I didn't open this RFE, but I am interested in it. My opinion is that a step timeout should result in a failure of that step.

  • Guest
    Sep 22, 2017

    This is something I have always wished for in UCD as well. I would love to see the ability to set a step timeout default as a configuration parameter for the component/generic process, and then at the individual step level, a timeout field as well, which would include a "no timeout" option for process steps that have a default timeout, but where a particular step should never timeout.

  • Guest
    Sep 22, 2017

    If a timeout threshold should be exceeded on the RQM/RFT step, what is your expected outcome of the deployment - success or failure?
    Should anyone be notified when this particular use case happens?

  • Guest
    Sep 22, 2017

    If a timeout threshold should be exceeded on the RQM/RFT step, what is your expected outcome of the deployment - success or failure?
    Should anyone be notified when this particular use case happens?