An endpoint is an instance of a DevOps application that connects to vRealize Automation Code Stream to provide data for your pipelines to run, such as a data source, repository, or notification system.

Your role in vRealize Automation Code Stream determines how you use endpoints.

  • Administrators and developers can create, update, delete, and view endpoints.
  • Administrators can mark an endpoint as restricted, and run pipelines that use restricted endpoints.
  • Users who have the viewer role can see endpoints, but cannot create, update, or delete them.

For more information, see How do I manage user access and approvals in vRealize Automation Code Stream.

To connect vRealize Automation Code Stream to an endpoint, you add a task in your pipeline and configure it so that it communicates with the endpoint. To verify that vRealize Automation Code Stream can connect to the endpoint, you click Validate. Then, when you run the pipeline, your pipeline task connects to the endpoint to run the task.

Table 1. Endpoints that vRealize Automation Code Stream supports
Endpoint What it provides Versions supported Requirements
Bamboo Creates build plans. 6.9.*
Docker Native builds can use Docker hosts for deployment. When a pipeline includes an image from Docker Hub, you must ensure that the image has cURL embedded before you run the pipeline. When the pipeline runs, vRealize Automation Code Stream downloads a binary file that uses cURL to run commands.
Docker Registry Registers container images so that a Docker build host can pull images. 2.7.1
Gerrit Connects to a Gerrit server for reviews and trigger 2.14.*
Git Triggers pipelines when developers update code and check it in to the repository.

Git Hub Enterprise 2.1.8

Git Lab Enterprise 11.9.12-ee

Jenkins Builds code artifacts. 1.6.* and 2.*
Jira Creates a Jira ticket when a pipeline task fails. 8.3.*
Kubernetes Automates the steps that deploy, scale, and manage containerized applications. 1.9.*
Powershell Create tasks that run Powershell scripts on Windows or Linux machines. 4 and 5
SSH Create tasks that run SSH scripts on Windows or Linux machines. 7.0
TFS, Team Foundation Server Manages source code, automated builds, testing, and related activities. 2015 and 2017
vRealize Orchestrator Arranges and automates the workflows in your build process. 7.* and 8.*

Example YAML code for a GitHub endpoint

This example YAML code defines a GitHub endpoint that you can refer to in a Git task.

---
name: github-k8s
tags: [
  ]
kind: ENDPOINT
properties:
  serverType: GitHub
  repoURL: https://github.com/autouser/testrepok8s
  branch: master
  userName: autouser
  password: encryptedpassword
  privateToken: ''
description: ''
type: scm:git
isLocked: false
---