Use the available provisioning interfaces to manage the client platform.
If the Client Management server or the Portal server are used to manage the platform, most software distribution tasks are already handled. If another management system is used to manage the client platform, it must use the available provisioning interfaces to effect changes to the system. There are primarily three options for using the provisioning interfaces:
- Directly update the provisioning manifest and related properties, and restart the platform.
- Directly call the Provisioning Application to perform changes to the platform.
- Use Provisioning APIs from within the platform to perform changes to the platform.
These methods provide access to the provisioning system that is part of the platform to ensure that features and plug-ins are installed and enabled correctly.
The Eclipse standaloneUpdate
command is disabled in Lotus
® Expeditor 6.2. It is recommended that you use provisioning interfaces to manage the platform.
Updating the Provisioning Manifest to change the platformParent topic: Managing using another management system
The provisioning application is initially run during the installation phase of Lotus
Expeditor. The Provisioning Application can be rerun at any point in time to effect updates to the platform.
Using the Provisioning application
If provisioning steps need to be explicitly performed, such as by another management system, the Provisioning application can be invoked using the command line.
Using the Provisioning APIs
Use the Provisioning APIs to ensure correct and consistent installation of features and successful platform operation.