This redbook describes the CID (Configuration, Installation and Distribution)
enhancements developed by the NCSD (Network Computing Software
Division) Rapid Deployment Team (RDT) in Austin, Texas. It is also a
handbook that provides step-by-step guidance in all phases of the usage of
these new RDT Tools, such as Version-to-Version Tools and Tribble Tools.
Tribble Tools are also known as Enterprise Rescue Tools.
The new CID software distribution method, which is a sophisticated cloning
technique, allows you to migrate from previous OS/2 versions, such as OS/2
V2.1x and OS/2 Warp 3, to OS/2 Warp 4, as well as to accomplish pristine
installation scenarios. We use these tools in an OS/2 LAN environment with
NetView DM/2, our software distribution manager of choice.
This document is intended for workstation specialists and system technical
personnel responsible for mass distribution of OS/2 products in an OS/2 LAN.
Some knowledge of LAN redirection principles and TCP/IP is assumed. This
redbook solely focuses on the new RDT tools. If traditional CID information is
needed or information about software distribution techniques other than those
provided by the new RDT tools, you need to obtain the redbooks titled The
OS/2 Warp 4 CID Software Distribution Guide, SG24-2010 and OS/2
Installation Techniques: The CID Guide, SG24-4295. The latter book
concentrates on previous versions of OS/2 Warp 4.
This redbook provides a broad understanding of new software distribution
features introduced with the Rapid Deployment Tools that were not previously