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From "Byers, Steven K (Steve) CTR USARMY MEDCOM JMLFDC (US)" <steven.k.byers....@mail.mil>
Subject RE: [Non-DoD Source] Re: NiFi Workflow deployment
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:00:38 GMT
Andy,

 

Thank you for your reply.  I have come up with a scheme which should meet our needs.  It involves
using a key/value approach similar to the idea behind the Variable Registry but is file based.
 Key/value pairs are stored in JSON files for each template  and I have a Python program which
matches the keys in the templates and substitutes the value.  This allows me to target configurations
for each server we will be deploying to.

 

Thank you,

 

Steven K. Byers 

DXC Technology - Contractor

Software Developer - Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center (JMLFDC)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)/ Health Information Technology (HIT) Directorate/ Solution Delivery
Division (SDD)/Clinical Support Branch/JMLFDC

1681 Nelson Street, Fort Detrick, MD  21702 

(443) 538-7575 | (410) 872-4923

Email:     steven.k.byers.ctr@mail.mil

 

 

From: Andy LoPresto [mailto:alopresto@apache.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:02 PM
To: dev@nifi.apache.org
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: NiFi Workflow deployment

 

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Hi Steven,

 

This is a common problem which we are actively working to improve. Currently, the “Variable
Registry” [1] feature is a stop-gap solution in conjunction with publishing and loading
templates [2] into the various environments. The new Flow Registry [3] feature will make this
much easier and automate the process for you. You can read about the feature roadmap and if
you search these mailing lists [4][5] for “SDLC” or “flow registry” you can find many
other users discussing their solutions and tips for similar experiences. Hope this helps.


 

[1] Caution-https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NIFI/Variable+Registry < Caution-https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NIFI/Variable+Registry
> 

[2] Caution-https://nifi.apache.org/docs/nifi-docs/html/user-guide.html#templates < Caution-https://nifi.apache.org/docs/nifi-docs/html/user-guide.html#templates
> 

[3] Caution-https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NIFI/Configuration+Management+of+Flows
< Caution-https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NIFI/Configuration+Management+of+Flows
> 

[4] Caution-https://lists.apache.org/list.html?dev@nifi.apache.org < Caution-https://lists.apache.org/list.html?dev@nifi.apache.org
> 

[5] Caution-https://lists.apache.org/list.html?users@nifi.apache.org < Caution-https://lists.apache.org/list.html?users@nifi.apache.org
> 

 

 

Andy LoPresto

alopresto@apache.org < Caution-mailto:alopresto@apache.org > 

alopresto.apache@gmail.com < Caution-mailto:alopresto.apache@gmail.com > 

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On Aug 15, 2017, at 2:50 PM, Byers, Steven K (Steve) CTR USARMY MEDCOM JMLFDC (US) <steven.k.byers.ctr@mail.mil
< Caution-mailto:steven.k.byers.ctr@mail.mil > > wrote:

 

Hi.

Can someone describe the best way to maintain, configure and deploy
workflows to various NiFi instances?  The project I work on has three DEV
and three TEST instances.  Our workflows have host-specific values and
flow-specific values so we want to be able to automate configuring the flows
and deploying them to the various servers.  NiFi out of the box doesn't seem
to support doing what we need to do.

We are, currently, using NiFi 1.1.2.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Steven K. Byers 



 


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