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Installation and Operations Guide

Only applicable for customers running remote deployment models, this guide explains how to install and operate IFS Cloud. (For customers running the cloud deployment model, installation and operations are handled by IFS as part of the service). This guide covers how to prepare underlying infrastructure (e.g. the database), perform fresh install, update (installing deliveries), and upgrade from versions prior to IFS Cloud.

Creating and applying deliveries is described in IFS Lifecycle Experience Guide

The installation guide does not cover areas such as setting up replication, archiving, message routing, reports, printers, report formatters, print agents etc. You will find documentation on such topics in the administration and configuration guides.


  • Installation Roadmap
    Describes general technical information and guidelines on how to make an installation.
  • Fresh Install
    Describes the steps involved in doing a complete fresh install, including the initial configuration.
  • Patching
    Describes how to patch an existing system. (i.e. apply a service update and/or customizations)
  • Upgrading
    Describes how to upgrade an existing system. (i.e. a IFS Cloud release upgrade)
  • Solution Sets
    Describes the solution set concepts.
  • Deploying IFS Cloud
    Describes how the installer works in detail and how to run the installer in different situations.
  • Additional Installation Options
    Describes additional parts that may be added/configured to an existing IFS installation.
  • Building manually
    Describes how to create build home and deliveries outside normal Lifecycle build place.