What is installation factory

The IBM Installation Factory for WebSphere Application Server is an Eclipse-based tool which creates installation packages for installing WebSphere Application Server in a reliable and repeatable way, tailored to your specific needs.

The Installation Factory can produce two kinds of packages, a customized installation package (CIP) and an integrated installation package (IIP). A CIP is used to install a WebSphere Application Server product in addition to maintenance, profile customization, and user-defined scripting. An IIP is a larger package which can install an entire WebSphere software stack, such as an application server, a feature pack, and other user files. An IIP can even contain several CIPs.

Using custom installation packages to install and update WebSphere Application Server in large development environments

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