The Lightweight Installer is a free utility designed to support embedding IDS on Windows platforms. It is a deployment tool to redeploy pre-configured IDS instances to multiple sites, making various customizations along the way. The standard deployment model is to set up a template IDS instance on one machine and copy the INFORMIXDIR to the deployment machines. The lightweight installer then performs any required set-up on the deployment machines to make the instance ready to run. Deployment using this method typically takes a few seconds. You can deploy an INFORMIXDIR snapshot yourself by copying it to the deployment machine(s) any way you choose, or use 7-zip to compress/uncompress.
New enhancements in 0.2.7 include:
- Uninstallation support via a files list
You could customize the list of IDS files to make it into a generalized uninstaller for your application if required
- Support for a custom root dbspace location
- Named pipe communication protocol support
- DRDA protocol support via DBSERVERALIASES
- Various bug fixes
Thanks to co-developer Tosin Ajayi, and to Bill Belisle for documentation support.