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The installation uses InstallShield for Multiplatforms (ISMP) to perform the installation. Use the Installation wizard or perform the installation from a command line, using the silent installation method.

The Network Deployment product lets you create unlimited numbers of the same stand-alone application servers that one can create with the Express product or the base product. However, the real strength of the Network Deployment product is to create and manage a multimachine environment, where you have installed managed application server nodes on different machines.

You can manage all of the application servers as a group, or cell by using the administrative console of the deployment manager. Use the Profile creation wizard to create...

A deployment manager manages the configuration for all of the managed nodes in its cell and deploys applications to any managed node in the cell. All of the profiles share command files and other product binaries that are created during the installation.

The main reason to use managed nodes in a cell versus using the same number of stand-alone application servers is the centralized administration that the deployment manager provides for the cell. Another advantage is the ability to create clusters in a managed node that the deployment manager can manage with simple workload balancing.

You cannot create clusters using the Express product or the base product. The Network Deployment product installs application server nodes that can run in stand-alone mode. You can also add the nodes to the deployment manager cell to manage them as a group.

Custom profiles are empty nodes that add to a deployment manager cell to make operational. After adding the node, use the administrative console for the deployment manager to customize the node. For example, create application servers on the node or clusters. A custom node does not include a server1 process as an application server node does. Nor does it include the default application or any Sample applications. It is truly an empty node that customize.


Creating multiple application servers on a single machine

You can create any number of application servers on a single machine. Although each profile is unique, with its own...

...all of the servers share one set of command files and other product binary files. Changes that you make to one server profile do not affect the other servers. Configuration documents are maintained within each profile. The wasprofile command and its graphical user interface, the Profile creation wizard create the multiple stand-alone application servers.

You can also create clusters on an application server node when the node is part of a deployment manager cell. Use the administrative console of the deployment manager to create the clusters and cluster members.


Other installable components on the product disc

The product disc contains...

Each installation procedure is described in this information center and in the IBM HTTP Server information center.

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