Sometimes it is desirable to duplicate some or all of a system's programs, including the operating system, onto another system. You can also duplicate some or all of a logical partition's programs onto another logical partition. The distribution process is especially useful and convenient when your network is large and you want all the systems in your computing environment to be identical.
To do this with a minimum of effort and maximum benefits, you need to plan and consider the options available for distributing software products. You can use iSeries™ Navigator or central site distribution to distribute supported products. You can also use virtual images as distribution media.
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- Planning to distribute software
You can use either iSeries Navigator or central site distribution to distribute software. The quantity and type of software that you want to distribute determines which distribution tool you should use.
- Distributing software using iSeries Navigator
You can use iSeries Navigator to logically group a number of programs and files on a source i5/OS® system or logical partition and distribute those objects to one or more target i5/OS systems or logical partitions.
- Distributing software using central site distribution
The central site distribution process for distributing software is especially useful and convenient when your network is large and you want all the i5/OS systems or logical partitions in your computing environment to be identical.
- Distributing software reference
This information contains a collection of supporting reference material related to distributing software.
- Troubleshooting software distribution
Use this information to understand your options when you have problems distributing software with the i5/OS operating system.
- Related information for Distributing software
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