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:
- Install the shipped version of the product.
- Install the current refresh pack.
- Install the current fix pack.
- Install a Java 2 Software Development Kit (SDK) fix pack.
- Install one or more interim fixes as needed.
- Create and configure application servers and other artifacts.
- 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.
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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