This article has just been published on IBM DeveloperWorks. Thanks to the lead author Alexei Karve and the other co-authors Scott Peddle, Shaikh (Hidayatullah Shaikh), Jonathan (Qiangguo Tong), and Perry (Pan Xia Zou) for their work in writing this.
A software bundle is a collection of software installation files, configuration files, and metadata that can be deployed on a virtual machine instance. In Part 3 of this series, we show how to use the IBM Image Construction and Composition Tool (ICCT) to customize an image by cloning and modifying a Rational Asset Manager asset. The ICCT performs bookkeeping tasks and provides a step-by-step process and a graphical UI to conveniently create software bundles, customize virtual machine instances, and capture images. This series shows how to use ICCT to create a software bundle, then register and maintain it on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise.