Best Practices and Methodology for Electronic Software Distribution and Operating System Provisioning in an On Demand Business

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on November 15, 2006, updated November 27, 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738496642
ISBN-13: 9780738496641
IBM Form #: SG24-7288-00


Authors: Vasfi Gucer, Choong Thio, Mickey Iqbal, Rajeev Puri and Susan Guy

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    Abstract

    This IBM Redbooks publication describes the best practices and methodology for planning, designing, deploying, and managing Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) and Operating System Provisioning (OSP) solutions in an on demand business environment.

    We start by discussing Electronic Software Distribution and Operating System Provisioning fundamentals, discuss available IBM solutions and products in these areas, followed by providing best practices and examples for implementing these processes. Finally, we wrap up all these topics in the context of a real life scenario

    The target audience of this book is IT professionals implementing Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) and Operating System Provisioning (OSP) solutions in on demand business environments.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Electronic Software Distribution Change Request process

    Chapter 3. Electronic Software Distribution Building Site process

    Chapter 4. Electronic Software Distribution Test Site process

    Chapter 5. Electronic Software Distribution Production Site process

    Chapter 6. Operating System Provisioning Building Site process

    Chapter 7. Operating System Provisioning Production Site process

    Chapter 8. Case study

     

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