This IBM Redpaper publication describes the set of facilities that customers are using to simplify deployment of the Explorer products in their operating environments, giving different levels of control to the system administrator, providing different types of experience for the end user, and requiring differing levels of technical knowledge to implement!
The paper introduces some of the factors involved in deployment, before discussing the different mechanisms available for deployment and the unique features of each, finishing with a comparison charts of the available technologies to help summarize at a glance which is the most appropriate for your situation.
It will be of interest to people in your organization responsible for planning, managing, and maintaining deployments of z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer.
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
Chapter 6 – Comparison of technologies
Appendix 1 - Using plugin_customization.ini to customize users' workspaces
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