This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the set of features that IBM clients use to simplify deployment of the IBM Explorer products in their operating environments. This enables them to give different levels of control to the system administrator, provide different types of experiences for their users, and require different levels of technical knowledge to implement.
Before describing the different mechanisms available for deployment and the unique features of each, the author introduces some of the factors that are involved in deployment. He concludes with a comparison chart of the available technologies so that you can determine which is the most appropriate for your situation.
This paper is likely to interest the people in your organization who are responsible for planning, managing, and maintaining deployments of IBM z/OS® Explorer and IBM CICS® Explorer software.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Deployment considerations
Chapter 2. Using IBM Installation Manager
Chapter 3. Using the Eclipse Update Manager
Chapter 4. Using Java Web Start
Chapter 5. Using a network drive for installation
Appendix A. Comparison of technologies
Appendix B. Using plugin_customization.ini to customize users' workspaces
Appendix C. Using the p2 director to install plug-ins and tools
Appendix D. Managing the Explorer SDK