Configuring deployment of IBM Rational Rose requires that you understand the
types of deployment methods available. You can then select the appropriate
deployment type for your users and configure your software for the selected
Selecting a deployment method
The IBM Rational Setup wizard supports several deployment methods. If you are
planning the product installation for your work environment; select the
deployment type that is most efficient for you and your users. Table 2 describes
each deployment type.
Table 2. Deployment methods
Installation from the IBM
Rational Rose CD
Installation from a Web
In the Setup wizard, choose this option if you want to
install the product directly from the IBM Rational Rose CD
by using the Setup wizard.
This method is not available in the Setup wizard. Each user
can download the product from the IBM Rational Licensing
and Download center, as follows:
1. Go to http://www.lotus.com/services/cwepassport.nsf
/wdocs/pacustomers to enroll in the Passport
This site provides all the necessary information for
purchasing and downloading IBM Rational Software
2. Once you are a Passport Advantage member, visit
/passportadvantage/paocustomer/ to purchase and
download Rational products.
In the Setup wizard, choose this option to create a network
release area and customize the product installation. This
option enables multiple clients to install from a designated
The site defaults file created by the administrator with the
Setup wizard allows users to either install predefined
configurations of the product or install the product with
different default settings. You can use one or more site
defaults files to support a variety of users. When a fix pack
becomes available, it can be applied to the release area, and
users can reinstall from the updated release area.
For more information, see "Creating a release area and site
defaults file" on page 10.
This method is not available in the Setup wizard. It is an
option for performing unattended installations. A silent
installation does not require users to select options or make
decisions. Silent installations ensure that all users have the
same products, features, and options on their desktops.
These installations can reduce your work as you deploy a
product in your development environment.
For more information, see "Setting up silent installations of
IBM Rational products" on page 13.
Chapter 2. Configuring the installation