InstallAnywhere: Features

Create Multiplatform Installations from a Single Project File – Physical, Cloud, and Virtual Environments

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InstallAnywhere is the leading multiplatform development solution for application producers who need to deliver a professional and consistent cross installation experience for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From a single project file and build environment, InstallAnywhere creates reliable installations for on-premises platforms – Windows, Linux, Apple OS X, Solaris, AIX , HP-UX, and IBM iSeries – and enables you to take existing and new software products to a virtual and cloud infrastructure.

New Easily Create Updates Premier and Premier with Cloud Pack

Simplify development and installation of upgrades with a new standard framework that automatically detects and removes prior versions of your application.

New Install Databases to MySQL Locally and Remotely Premier and Premier with Cloud Pack

Simplify development of installations for multi-tier or Web/server applications by easily adding databases and supporting panels when deploying to the latest versions of MySQL.

New Built-in Panels Support Easier Deployment of Web Applications to Local or Remote Apache Tomcat Servers Premier, Premier with Cloud Pack, and Professional Editions

New built-in panels give your end users even more flexibility by supporting easier deployment of WAR files to local or remote Apache Tomcat 6, 7, and 8 servers.

Multiplatform Installations Premier, Premier with Cloud Pack, and Professional Editions

Save time by creating a single installation project to build installations for each of the platforms you support. Includes advanced support for a wide range of databases, web sites, XML editing and much more with InstallAnywhere's graphical development environment.

Enterprise-Ready Virtual Appliances Premier with Cloud Pack Editions

Build faster and easier by creating virtual appliances directly from existing virtual machines, includes support for building 64-bit virtual appliances. Reuse existing installation project information to build multiplatform applications as enterprise-ready virtual appliances optimized for VMware (OVF 1.1 compliant). Ideal for evaluations, demonstrations and production deployments of complex applications.

Multi-Tier Virtual Appliances Premier with Cloud Pack Editions

Simplify evaluations and production deployments of multi-tier applications by bundling several virtual machines into a single enterprise-ready virtual appliance.

Cloud-Ready Virtual Appliances Premier with Cloud Pack Editions

Reuse existing installation project information to simplify the process of creating Amazon Machine Images. These images can be shared with customers or deployed directly to Amazon EC2 to facilitate cloud migrations.

Support for the Latest Platforms Premier, Premier with Cloud Pack, and Professional Editions

Support for the latest platforms, including: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Apple OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), Apple OS X Mavericks’ (10.9), SUSE Linux 11.3, Ubuntu 12.04, Solaris 11 Sparc, HP-UX 11i, AIX 7.1, IBM i5/OS, Z/OS, RHEL 6 and Fedora 16.

Pure 64-Bit Installations Premier Editions

Support Windows Server Core in the modern data center by creating pure 64-bit installations for Windows Servers that have disabled the 32-bit subsystem (WoW64).

Enhanced Java 8 Support for Apple OS X Premier, Premier with Cloud Pack, and Professional Editions

Supports Oracle Java 8 on Apple OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks (10.9).

Efficient User Interface Premier, Premier with Cloud Pack, and Professional Editions

Updated user interface that includes improved performance, more intuitive navigation, and consolidated views with inline help.

Support Platform Specific Installation Requirements Premier, Premier with Cloud Pack, and Professional Editions

Read and set system environment variables, create aliases, shortcuts and links, execute platform-specific executables and shell commands, install to system-specific locations (such as the Windows Start Menu or the Mac OS X Dock), and register OS-dependent libraries. Manage Windows services and registry edits on Windows. Linux RPM integration enables installations to function with the operating system's package management system.

Silent, Console, and GUI installations Premier and Premier with Cloud Pack Editions

Support for a wide range of deployment scenarios. InstallAnywhere installations support running silently, via console, or through graphical wizards.

Merge Modules Premier and Premier with Cloud Pack Editions

Merge Modules enable you to reuse shared code for importing dialog panels and installation actions into a master project. Actions and panels imported from a Merge Module will be automatically refreshed when you load or build the master installation.

Code Signing Premier, Premier with Cloud Pack, and Professional Editions

Ensure installations run on Apple OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) by digitally signing installations to support Gatekeeper.

Software Identification Tagging Premier, Premier with Cloud Pack, and Professional Editions

Create ISO 19770-2 software identification tags as part of the installation development process to support customer compliance and license management discussions.

Multilingual Runtime Support Premier and Premier with Cloud Pack Editions

Present installation text in up to 31 different languages for localizing installations.

Automation Interface Premier and Premier with Cloud Pack Editions

Support continuous integration practices and reduce manual editing by leveraging automation scripts to edit, build, and test installations via Java APIs.

InstallAnywhere Standalone Build Separate module (single license included with Premier Edition; requires an additional purchase for Professional Edition)

Support continuous integration practices by building InstallAnywhere projects on a separate clean build system.

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