1. Introduction

This tutorial shows you how to configure and run a sample release in Automic Continuous Delivery Director. You will enable the release to automatically:

  • Deploy the sample application in the Acceptance phase with AWS CodeDeploy
  • Run a UI performance test using Sauce Labs
  • Promote the changes to the Load & Performance phase with AWS CodeDeploy
  • Run a BlazeMeter performance test

Setup the release

Follow these steps:

  • Sign up or log in to Automic Continuous Delivery Director with your Google or GitHub account.
  • To drill into a release, click Sample Release. The Sample Release screen opens.
    • As you can see, Sample Release is divided into three phases: Acceptance, Load & Performance, and Production. Each phase contains a list of tasks that you configure. The sample release you work with contains two applications, Sample Application 1 and Sample Application 2. In a real-life scenario, you would probably include multiple applications in a release. However, in this tutorial, we will focus on delivering and promoting one application only, Sample Application 1. Therefore we select the Sample Application 2 tasks in each phase and disable them.
  • In each phase, click Sample Application 2 or select the task menu icon at the bottom right of the Sample Application 2 task, and click Enable/Disable. The Sample Application 2 task is dimmed.
  • In the Acceptance phase, disable the Run acceptance task, Documentation ready task, and Check test results in Agile Central tasks. We will not focus on configuring these tasks in this tutorial.


  • You have an AWS account for AWS CodeDeploy. If not, go to AWS CodeDeploy.
  • You have an Automic Continuous Delivery Director account – free is fine.
  • In Automic Continuous Delivery Director, you have a release that is named Sample Release. If you do not have Sample Release, you can create a release that is named Sample Release. For more information, see the Create a Release.