Before you start
Before you start, read about what is covered in this tutorial, prerequisites, and system requirements.
The purpose of this tutorial is to provide steps, scripts, and utilities you can use to install and silently deploy IDS on Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows®. The tutorial also includes scripts you can use to reduce the size of the IDS install footprint. The tutorial is based on an IBM Redbooks® publication "Embedding Informix Dynamic Server: An Introduction." Refer to the Resources section of the tutorial for a link to this Redbooks publication. The tutorial shows you how to use the IDS deployment utility that comes with IDS 11.50.xC6 to deploy a pre-configured IDS server on multiple target computers.
Following is an overview of the steps you follow to silently deploy IDS:
- Install IDS — Install IDS on a template computer to prepare a master copy.
- Strip — Remove unwanted files after installation to achieve the smallest possible footprint.
- Create a snapshot for deployment — Archive your installed IDS image for future deployments.
- Silently deploy — Use the IDS deployment utility to deploy a copy of the archived IDS installation image on a target computer.
This tutorial is written for IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) database administrators, application architects, and developers. To get the most out of the tutorial, you should have a general familiarity with installing IDS and using either a Linux or UNIX command-line shell or a Windows command prompt.
To run the examples in this tutorial, you need the following:
- A computer with one of the following operating systems and access level:
- Windows with administrator access
- Linux with root access
- UNIX with root access
- IBM Informix Dynamic Server version 11.50.xC6 install image