The first task after I’ve built the Deployment manager OS is to get all the installers and fixes downloaded. In this environment we will have both Linux 64bit and Windows elements and so both copies of Installation Manager are downloaded for instance.
Here’s my directory structure – I use this and either scp or winscp to copy files onto other servers for installation. It’s entirely a personal preference but I find having all the software organised into folders in a single location makes it easier to identify what I installed and ensures I don’t miss anything.
The jre was purely for using download manager on the IBM software site 🙂