For up-to-date product documentation, see the IBM MobileFirst Foundation Developer Center.

Installation overview

IBM MobileFirstâ„¢ Platform Foundation provides development tools and server-side components that we can install on-premises or deploy to the cloud for test or production use. Review the installation topics appropriate for our installation scenario.

Installing a development environment

If you develop the client-side or the server-side of mobile apps, install MobileFirst Platform CLI, MobileFirst Development Server and MobileFirst development libraries for our environment. For more information, see Setting up the development environment.

Installing a test or production server on-premises

If you install a test or production server, start with Tutorials about MobileFirst Server installation for a simple installation and to learn about the installation of MobileFirst Server. For more information about preparing an installation for our specific environment, see Installing MobileFirst Server for a production environment.

To add MobileFirst Analytics Server to your installation, see MobileFirst Analytics Server installation guide.

To install IBM MobileFirst Platform Application Center, see Installing and configuring the Application Center.

Deploying MobileFirst Server to the cloud

If you plan to deploy MobileFirst Server to the cloud, see Deploying MobileFirst Server to the cloud

Upgrading from earlier versions

The preceding sections provide an overview of IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation new installations. For information about upgrading existing installations and applications to a newer version, see Upgrading to IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V8.0.0.

Parent topic: Installing and configuring server-side components