# Deployment

Deployment is to copy the ZenTao pre-packaged online to your Cloud Server. For example, after the user subscribe ZenTao on the Cloud Platform, the Platform will automatically copy the ZenTao to the corresponding Cloud Server.

  • If ZenTao has been deployed, go to Initial Installation to complete the operation.
  • If ZenTao is not deployed, you need to deploy ZenTao to your cloud server first.

We offer two deployment ZenTao scenarios (the deployment results are the same):

# Deploy by Image

Deploy by Image means starting instance from ZenTao images. ZenTao Image provide OS and software environment needed for ZenTao.

For users with experience with cloud servers, Deploy by Image equated with "one-click deployment".

Websoft9 published ZenTao image (opens new window) on Cloud Platform, three methods for your deployment:

  • When Create New Instance , select the ZenTao image as the system boot template.
  • When Subscribe ZenTao on Marketplace, the system will promote you to create a new instance for this image at the same time.
  • When Re-install OS for you instance, you can replace the existing image with a ZenTao image.

# Deploy by Script

Deploy by Script means running a script on your cloud instance to pull the pre-packages online to your instance and configure it at the same time.

Websoft9 provide the ZenTao ansbile automation script (opens new window) on Github. If you are familiar with Ansible, you can deploy the ZenTao to the instance automaticly.

# Comparison

Although the results of the deploy by image are consistent with the results of deploy by script, what is the difference between the two deployment methods?

Suggest you read the document Deploy by Image vs Deploy by Script (opens new window)