The Installation Factory combines the installation image for a version or release of a WebSphere software product with applicable maintenance packages, a configuration archive, one or more enterprise archive files, customization scripts, and other files, to create a customized installation package.

For example, the Installation Factory can combine V6 of a WAS product with Refresh Pack 2 to create a customized installation package that installs v6.2.

Installing and configuring a WebSphere software product is usually a multiple step process:

  1. Install the shipped version of the product.

  2. Install the current refresh pack.

  3. Install the current fix pack.

  4. Install a Java 2 Software Development Kit (SDK) fix pack.

  5. Install one or more interim fixes as needed.

  6. Create and configure application servers and other artifacts.

  7. Deploy applications.

The Installation Factory simplifies the process by creating a single installation image, the customized installation package (CIP).

After creating the customized installation package, installing and configuring a WebSphere software product is a one-step process: install the customized installation package.



Related information


Developing and installing customized installation packages Getting started with the Installation Factory ifgui command ifcli command Build Definition wizard Build Definition wizard panels

 



 

 

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