Deploying the InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere client to large groups

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Abstract

InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere provides some built-in ways to deploy its client to a large set of users. This document outlines these methods.

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In large enterprises, system administrators might need to deploy the InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere client to large numbers of users. To do so, you can use the BGAInstaller.msi (Windows Installer package) or .bat files that are provided with InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere. For example, you can deploy these files with enterprise application management and deployment software such as IBM Endpoint Manager (formerly IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager) or Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). You can also deploy the files with customized scripts.

Follow these high-level steps:

  1. Copy and extract the InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere client files . These files are provided in a compressed (.zip) file on the installation media.
  2. Edit the config.ini file, which contains the settings for the client.
  3. Deploy the provided .bat file or .msi file using your enterprise distribution software or scripts.

The .msi or .bat file contains instructions to install the client on a single computer. You specify the set of target computers from within the script or deployment tool that you use.

Detailed instructions

The following sections of this document explain the required steps in detail.

  1. Locating the client files
    The InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere client files are provided in a file named file_name.zip, where file_name.zip is the name of the file.

    For example, for InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere, Version 8.7, this file is BGA_WIN_87.zip. For InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere, Version 9.1, this file is BGA_WIN_91.zip.

    Copying and extracting the client files

    The following files are extracted:

2. Editing the config.ini file

3. Deploying the .msi or .bat file. Choose from Option 1 or Option 2:
    Option 1: Modifying and deploying the .bat file
    1. Copy the ExampleSilentInstallBGA.bat file, and give this file a new name with the .bat extension.
    2. Open the new .bat file with a text editor, and edit it as needed to customize it to your enterprise. The file
      contains the following information that you can change or add to:
      • The location of the config.ini file. By default this file is bypassed. You must specify a directory location for config.ini for this file to be read during installation.
      • The installation directory on the client computers. By default directory is the local application data directory. (For example, on Windows 7: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\IBM\Business Glossary Anywhere\Application).
      • Responses to result codes, including codes for successful installation, unsuccessful installation, and detection of an existing installation of InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere.

        The .bat file includes detailed instructions that you can refer to for more information.
    3. Configure your enterprise deployment software or scripts to execute the .bat file, to install the
      InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere client on target computers.

    Option 2: Configuring and deploying the .msi file

    If you deploy the .msi file, you must configure your enterprise application deployment software or scripts to specify the following items if you do not want to use the defaults:
    • The location of the config.ini file. By default this file is bypassed. You must specify a directory location for config.ini for this file to be read during installation.
    • The installation directory on the client computers. By default, this directory is the local application data directory. (For example, on Windows 7: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\IBM\Business Glossary Anywhere\Application.)
    • Responses to result codes, including codes for successful installation, unsuccessful installation, and detection of an existing installation of InfoSphere Business Glossary Anywhere.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Information Server AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 9.1.2.0, 9.1.0.1, 9.1, 8.7.0.2, 8.7.0.1, 8.7

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More support for:

InfoSphere Business Glossary

Software version:

8.7, 8.7.0.1, 9.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

7036758

Modified date:

2014-03-10

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