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developerWorks: Deploy Software, Autonomically

Apr 29, 2004, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"In an ideal world, all your code is packaged into a universal install script, with dependency checking, updating, and logging services handled automatically. Conflicts between resources required by different applications are resolved according to predefined policies. Site-specific configuration changes are automatically applied as part of the unattended installation, and tests are run across the environment to confirm that everything is good to go. Autonomic computing technology brings this vision closer to an achievable reality.

"This article shows you how the general tenets of autonomic computing are applied to software installation. It describes the packaging and installation process for software applications, as well as the autonomic computing components and tools required to evolve it into an autonomic computing process. In addition to this look at the architecture, it provides an overview of the first release (V1.1) of autonomic install components and tools from IBM, referred to as solution installation and deployment technologies..."

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