Installation repositories

IBM Installation Manager retrieves product packages from specified repository locations.

If the launchpad is used to start Installation Manager, the repository information is passed to Installation Manager. If the Installation Manager is started directly, specify an installation repository that contains the product packages that you want to install. See Setting repository preferences in Installation Manager.

Some organizations bundle and host their own product packages on their intranet. Your system administrators will need to provide you with the correct URL.

By default, IBM Installation Manager uses an embedded URL in each Rational software delivery product to connect to a repository server over the Internet. Installation Manager then searches for the product packages as well as new features.


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