Solution Collections

There are various kinds of solution collections. Solution collections can provide different actions in a project, such as a Media Services Account, deploying a SLURM Cluster for HPC, or deploying a Linux VM. The solution collections and their actions depend on what has been provisioned by your administrator.

You can add a solution collection into a project from the solution collections made available by your administrator. If you are an administrator, you can learn more about adding solution collections and solution collection repositories here.

Adding a Solution Collection to a Project

To add a solution collection to a project, in the Action slide-out of a project, click on Add Other Resources.

Add a solution collection

You will then find a list of solution collections that have been added to your tenant.

Solution collections

You can find the name, description, publisher, version, publisher support email, end user license agreement (if added by a publisher) and release notes of a solution collection via each solution collection card. If you hover over the publisher name, you can find the support email for this solution collection and if you click on the publisher you will be directed to your email editor.

Solution collections

You can find the release notes of a solution collection at the top-right corner of each solution collection card.

Solution collection release notes

You can filter your available solution collections using the slide-out on the right. Select a slicer from the dropdown to filter these solution collections.

Solution collection slicers

You can search for a solution collection with a term used in its name or description using the search bar in the slide-out.

Search for a solution collection

Once you click on your chosen solution collection, if an End-User License Agreement (EULA) is present for this solution collection, Loome will ask whether you want to accept the EULA in order to use the solution collection.

You can download this EULA using the Download button at the top right of the EULA.

Download the EULA

If you accept the EULA, click on Agree and you can continue on to creating the solution collection.

Add a solution collection

For this example, I chose to create a Media Services Account.

Enter the Name and Description of your solution collection.

Provide details to the solution collection

The fields that you will need to provide will depend on your selected solution collection. In this example of creating a Media Services Account, we will need to provide a Media Service Name.

Media Services Account

Once you have provided all required fields, you can then review your provided information and the solution collection will be validated.

Review solution collection

Once it successfully validates, you can click on Create and it will start to deploy the solution collection.

The solution collection will deploy to its own resource group.

Solution Collections in a Project

Once you have added a solution collection to a project, you can view its status on its solution collection card.

Deploying a solution collection

You can also view the version number of the solution collection from the top right of the card.

Version of the solution collection

Once deployed, the status will be displayed on the solution collection card. It will display whether the solution collection deployed successfully.

Solution collection unsuccessful status

Solution collection successful status

Refresh Solution Collections

You can refresh all solution collections via the refresh button at the top right of the solution collection section. This will update the status of your solution collections immediately.

Manage a Solution Collection

Click on the Manage button on the solution collection card to view the details of this solution collection. You can view the release notes, EULA, parameters, deployment details and outputs.

Solution collection details

Basics

Under ‘Basics’, you will find the description, publisher and support email.

It will also display the version number at the top right of this view.

Solution collection version

If you need to delete this solution collection, you can click on Delete here.

Release Notes

You can view the release notes of a solution collection under the Release Notes tab.

The release notes are dependent on the publisher of the solution collection.

Release Notes

EULA

If you accepted an End User License Agreement, EULA, for this solution collection, you can find it under the EULA tab.

Parameters

You can also view the Parameters of this solution collection.

You can copy the parameter using Copy beside the parameter.

Solution collection status

Deployment

You can view the deployment logs under Deployment. We can view the logs for a solution collection that did not deploy successfully in the following image.

Solution collection log

When I created another solution collection, you can see that deployment was successful.

Solution collection deployment

Outputs

If there are any outputs for this solution collection, you can view them in the Outputs tab.

You can use the Copy button beside each output.

Solution collection outputs

Solution Collections with Actions

If you have chosen a solution collection that contains actions, you will see additional action buttons on the solution collection card.

The actions that are available depend entirely on what has been provided in the solution collection.

Currently, there are four types of actions that a publisher can provide in a solution collection:

Action Description
String You will be able to copy a string value.
Notification You will see a notification from the solution collection’s publisher.
URL You will find a URL link that will direct you to the displayed URL.
File You will find a download link where you can download this solution collection’s file.

For example, the following media services solution collection provides actions such as obtaining a URL link and downloading a file.

Solution collection actions

Upgrade a Solution Collection

If a provisioned solution collection has the update icon beside the solution collection status, you have the option to update to the newest version of the solution collection.

Upgrade available

Upgrading a solution collection is dependent on the publisher. If the publisher has not provided this option, an update will not be available.

It will display the version number in the tooltip of the upgrade icon. If there is an EULA, you will have to accept it to update the solution collection.

Upgrade button

Click on the upgrade button and if the solution collection has a predefined deployment mode, you will be asked if you would like to proceed with the upgrade. You can then see the release notes, and if you would like to continue you can click on Upgrade.

Check release notes

Once you click Upgrade, you will then be able to review the name and description.

Review name and description

Click Next and you will be directed to choosing a deployment mode, unless the solution collection has a predefined deployment mode in which you will instead be directed to review the solution collection before upgrading.

Deployment Mode

If the publisher has chosen to allow the user to choose the type of upgrade for their solution collection, you can choose whether the update will either be an incremental upgrade or complete upgrade. Depending on the deployment mode of the solution collection, your resources may be deleted when updating.

Please note that a Complete Upgrade will delete resources that were not part of the solution collection.

If the solution collection publisher has chosen a deployment type, you will not have to make this selection and can move on to the next step where you confirm that you would like to proceed with the solution collection’s deployment mode.

The type of update

Incremental Upgrade

Resources are upgraded without changing or deleting any existing resources that are not included in the new version of the solution collection.

Complete Upgrade

Resources that are not included in the new version of the solution collection are deleted, and those that are included are upgraded. Please ensure that you would like to use the complete upgrade method as when selecting this type of deployment mode, you may unintentionally delete resources.

Once you have chosen the type of upgrade, you can review the solution collection and start the upgrade.

Review the details of the solution collection

The status of the solution collection will be ‘Upgrading’ until it has completed.

The solution collection will upgrade

Once completed, you can use your updated solution collection and view its release notes and version number from the Manage button on the solution collection card.

You can view the release notes when you manage the solution collection