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Use the Installation Factory plug-in to create and install customized packages
Use the IBM Installation Factory plug-in for WebSphere eXtreme Scale to create a customized installation package (CIP) or an integrated installation package (IIP). A CIP contains a single product installation package and various optional assets. An IIP combines one or more installation packages into a single installation workflow that you design.
Before you begin
Before you create and install customized packages for eXtreme Scale, first download the following products:
Use the Installation Factory, you can create a CIP by combining a single product component with maintenance packages, customization scripts, and other files. When you create an IIP, you aggregate individual components, or installation packages, into a single installation package.
- Build definition file
A build definition file is an XML document that specifies how to build and install a customized installation package (CIP) or an integrated installation package (IIP). The IBM Installation Factory for WebSphere eXtreme Scale reads the package details of the build definition file to generate a CIP or an IIP.
- Create a build definition file and generating a CIP
The IBM Installation Factory plug-in for WebSphere eXtreme Scale generates a customized installation package (CIP) according to the details that you specify in the build definition file. The build definition specifies the product package to install, the location of the CIP, the maintenance packages to include in the installation, the install script files, and any additional files to include in the CIP.
- Create a build definition file and generating an IIP
The IBM Installation Factory plug-in for WebSphere eXtreme Scale generates an IIP based on the properties that the build definition file provides. The build definition file contains information such as which installation packages to include in the IIP, the order in which the Installation Factory installs each package, and the location of the IIP.
- Silently installing a CIP or an IIP
You can silently install a customized installation package (CIP) or an integrated installation package (IIP) for the product by using either a fully-qualified response file, which you configure specifically to the needs, or parameters that you pass to the command line.
Parent topic:Install WebSphere eXtreme Scale or WebSphere eXtreme Scale Client with WAS