Hello guys!

I've just receive an e-mail: "hey I need to do a lot of packages that must be deliver from Tivoli, Do you want to do that"

I need to give him a response today !!![:@]


My questions are:

1 - Is it accept .exe files to distribute or just msi and vbs?
2 - Is it work with User Context and System Context?
3 - Is there any catchs I need to be aware of?

I just find here the pages about the product infos, but it is simple didn't get me answers...

Any help will be appreciate ...

thanks guys...
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1 - Is it accept .exe files to distribute or just msi and vbs?
Yes, in tivoli software dist you can add in .exe and msi. I'm not aware of just vbs I never did that one.

2 - Is it work with User Context and System Context?
We mostly did deployments to systems (machines). You may be able to do per user but I'm not aware of that for tivoli.

3 - Is there any catchs I need to be aware of?
I wouldn't go near Tivoli unless you are very familiar with it as a software distribution tool. It can be more complicated with it's unix back end at least it was 8 or so years ago when I was using it for swdist.

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You didn't really say what you were wanting to do. Is someone just asking you to make packages that they will take and use tivoli to deploy ?

Answered 04/24/2009 by: LB3
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Thanks LB3

Yes, I am working in a big company and they followed me to do packages to distribute by Tivoli. They really need a resource ASAP, so I was needed infos to be sure what stuff I'm gona go...

I will give him my answer next monday, so I will study more about it. Do you have any docs to share, or some links to provide me?

I did not say what is my company because is a rule ... arghhh ...

Thanks one more time...
Answered 04/24/2009 by: clyrigham
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what country are you from ?

The first thing you need to know is what version of Tivoli software distribution tool they are using.

Then you can look for some docs here:
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

The Tivoli software distribution part is only a part of "Tivoli" there's other parts of Tivoli that do other functions that don't have anything to do with software distribution.

It's been about 8 years since I used the software distribution tool in Tivoli. At that time the GUI was very basic and you still had to do a lot on the Unix back end to prepare for software distribution of a package. I don't know how much it has changed in the last 8 years

But you need to find out what version they are using then you can do a search on the link above or on the net.
Answered 04/25/2009 by: LB3
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[8D]

Uhu! Thanks man... I did study a lot of things from the link you mentioned. Very usefull...

Thanks one more time LB3!
Answered 04/27/2009 by: clyrigham
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