You can run a pipeline that is activated. After you activate the pipeline, pipeline modeling is complete and you can run it.

About this task

You can view a pipeline run on the Pipeline Executions tab. The draft state signifies that the Release Manager is still modeling the pipeline.

Multilevel information is provided during the pipeline run.

  • Level 1.Status at pipeline level which is the description of the current activity.

  • Level 2. Status at the task or stage level that displays the current task progress and the executed task status.

  • Level 3. Provide detailed information at task level.


  • Verify that a pipeline is created in a draft state. See Create a Pipeline

  • Verify that the pipeline is activated. A draft state pipeline cannot be run.

  • Verify that predefined vRealize Automation blueprints, workflows, scripts are created, and test jobs that perform tasks that the pipeline can trigger.

  • Prepopulate artifacts in the Artifactory server repository to use the vRealize Code Stream Artifact Management capabilities.


  1. Select Release Automation.
  2. Select the pipeline to configure from the Pipeline tab.
  3. Click Activate to create a vRealize Orchestrator workflow.

    Every time a pipeline is activated, a new version of the pipeline is created.

    A list of the available pipelines appears.

  4. Select the pipeline.
  5. Click Execute.

    The Execute Pipeline dialog box appears.

  6. Enter the description and properties.
  7. Click OK to run a release pipeline.

What to do next

You can track the status of the pipeline and troubleshoot failed pipelines. See Using the Experimental Release Dashboard Feature.