The Installation Factory creates turn-key install packages for installing IBM WebSphere Application Server in a reliable and repeatable way, tailored to your specific needs.
- Application Server
- Feature Packs
- AIX System p5 and pSeries POWER4 - 64 bit
- 32-bit AIX 5L 5.2 systems
- AIX 5L 5.3 systems
- AIX 5L 6.1 systems
Supported WebSphere Application Server Fix Packs:
IBM WebSphere Installation Factory Version 7.0 is backwards compatible. You can use it to create WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1 CIPs and IIPs in addition to Version 7.0 packages.
With the IBM Installation Factory for WebSphere Application Server, installing and configuring WebSphere Application Server requires just one step. The Installation Factory creates turn-key install packages for installing IBM WebSphere Application Server in a reliable and repeatable way, tailored to your specific needs. Simply install the customized installation package (CIP) created by the Installation Factory and the following steps can be performed automatically by the CIP you created:
- Installs the shipped version of the product
- Installs the current Fix Pack
- Installs an SDK, Java™ technology edition Fix Pack
- Installs one or more Interim Fixes as needed
- Creates and configures one or more profiles
- Deploys enterprise applications
The Installation Factory does this by combining the installation image for a version or release of a WebSphere software product with optional assets to create a CIP. In addition, the Installation Factory can combine multiple CIPs or WebSphere Application Server Installation images into a single Integrated Installation Package (IIP). Integrated Install Packages allow a user to install multiple install packages in a single install session instead of having to install them independently one at a time.
The following operations are new features introduced in Version 126.96.36.199 and are unavailable when creating Version 6.1 installation packages:
- Selecting English-only language packs
- Installation image spanning as input to a CIP or IIP or as a spanned CIP output
- Including Business Level Applications in your CIP
|12 Sep 2011||Updated for launch of Installation Factory V188.8.131.52|
|16 May 2011||Updated for launch of Installation Factory V184.108.40.206|
|28 Feb 2011||Updated for launch of Installation Factory V220.127.116.11|
|18 Jun 2010||Updated for launch of Installation Factory V18.104.22.168|
|29 Mar 2010||Updated for launch of Installation Factory V22.214.171.124|
|13 Nov 2009||Updated for launch of Installation Factory V126.96.36.199|
|27 Jul 2009||Updated for launch of Installation Factory V188.8.131.52|
|27 Mar 2009||Updated for launch of Installation Factory V184.108.40.206|
|08 Dec 2008||Updated for launch of Installation Factory V220.127.116.11|
|26 Sep 2008||Original draft published for Version 7.0|
See the following links for IBM Installation Factory V6.1 and V6.0 releases:
The Installation Factory requires approximately 500 MB of system temporary space (such as /tmp directory on UNIX® platforms) for the processing engine to merge the installation image with maintenance packages.
Also, provide adequate disk space for the installation image, the maintenance packages, and the customized installation package. The disk space requirements vary, depending on the product and the number of maintenance packages included.
Download the packed code for your operating system.
Unpack the file before getting started using the Installation Factory. Note that the tar command which comes with some operating systems may have a path length limitation that can affect the unpacking of Installation Factory. If you encounter problems while unpacking an Installation Factory tar file, please try using the latest version of GNU tar.
Contact 1-800-IBM-SERV (U.S. only) or visit the WebSphere Application Server Support site.
20 July 2018