The deployment image is created by the system administrators for installing the application with the same installation configuration on multiple machines. The installation configuration includes the installation location, features, shortcuts, and so on.
Once created, you will be able to double-click Setup.exe available in the deployment image to install the application with the set configuration. The deployment image folder can also be moved to a shared location so that all users of the organization can directly execute the installation from there. The administrator can use this shared location in the Software Distribution System for the installation of the product.
The deployment image can be shared in the network as a UNC path or pushed using SMS/SCCM.
Conceptually, the deployment image can be considered as a pre-configured offline installer. Following are the advantages of using a deployment image:
The deployment image contains all the files that are packaged with the product as well as the downloadable files. The image does not analyze the system on which it is created. It simply saves all the components for installation. The deployment image also saves the installation configuration.
Using non-root drive:
These are the pre-requisites for creating a deployment image:
The deployment settings are displayed when you run the setup in /layout mode. The following deployment image settings are displayed in the PLAXIS Installation Wizard.
Note that the size of the deployment image will vary according to the options chosen. 'Full UI Mode' will be the largest as all available source modules must be downloaded to allow any combination of choices to be made during the installation.
Click on the Change button, next to the deployment image location path to open the Browse For Folder dialogue for selecting the folder path where you want to save the deployment image.
This can be an existing location, or a new folder can be created using the browse dialogue. Typically, this will be in a network location. Create a new appropriately named sub-folder for each Deployment Image, e.g.:
The folder(s) created are portable. For example, if a Deployment Image folder is initially created and tested on a local drive it can be copied to an appropriate network location for production deployments.
In situations where Internet access is not available, for instance in a secure environment, a deployment image can be created outside that environment and the deployment image folder can be transferred via an appropriate route into the secure environment.
Follow the steps below:
PLAXIS Release Notes [PLAXIS]
System requirements [PLAXIS]
CONNECTION Client ReadMe [CONNECTION Client]