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Lockheed Martin


To automate software distribution


A customized, commercial-of-the-shelf solution



Lockheed-Martin, one of the United States leading defense contractors, required an automated solution for distributing software updates to machines throughout dispersed locations.  Ephibian was contracted to implement the solution, based on IBM's Tivoli management framework. 

What did we do?

  • Architected and prototyped a fully automated solution for software distributions
  • Positioned Lockheed Martin to extend the capability with their in-house expertise
  • Carried out an upgrade to the latest Tivoli release
  • Provided Lockheed Martin with complete documentation for project

How did we do it?

  • We built a prototype software distribution capability of the Tivoli management framework
  • Solution included scripts that automatically built profile managers, file package profiles (including nested file package profiles) and assigned subscribers
  • The solution automatically checks that the Tivoli daemon is running on these subscribers, pre-views distributions, and distributes to subscribers
  • Before, after, removal and commit (BARC) programs were integrated into the profile creation and distribution process.

What was the result?

Ephibian positioned Lockheed-Martin with a working system, and a capabilty to enhance their software distribution strategy and pursue the implementation of other Tivoli products.