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

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on May 26, 2006, updated May 31, 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738497061
ISBN-13: 9780738497068
IBM Form #: SG24-7236-00


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

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    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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