Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express V4.1 for Software Distribution

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 26 May 2006, updated 31 May 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738497061
ISBN-13: 9780738497068
IBM Form #: SG24-7236-00
(276 pages)

Authors: Vasfi Gucer, Timothy Brown, Syed Irfan, Mickey Iqbal, Dr. Jerry Everett, Dudley Miller

Abstract

IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express Version 4.1 for Software Distribution is an easy-to-use, comprehensive solution for software distribution, patch, inventory, and asset management. This Web-based solution is designed for ease of use and implementation so that you can quickly begin to manage the PCs in your enterprise. IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express V4.1 for Software Distribution is implemented with both a client agent on the managed PCs and a centralized data repository. The product is specifically targeted for the small-to-medium business (SMB) market.

This IBM Redbooks publication presents a deployment guide for IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express V4.1 for Software Distribution.

We discuss the planning, installation, configuration, usage and troubleshooting of the operation. In addition, we provide a case study using a fictitious company, called XYZ Corporation.

The target audience for this book is IT specialists working on IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express V4.1 Software Distribution installations and proof of concepts.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Product infrastructure, planning, and deployment
Chapter 3. Installation and configuration
Chapter 4. Using the Software Distribution component
Chapter 5. Using the Inventory component
Chapter 6. Case study: XYX Corporation
Chapter 7. Troubleshooting
Appendix A. Sample folder structure
Appendix B. Active Directory integration
Appendix C. Package replication tips

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