IBM BigFix can not only provide software distribution but also Operating System Deployment (or OSD). OSD includes the ability to upgrade operating systems (such as Windows XP to Windows 10) but also perform bare metal installations. I’ve recorded two edited video’s of OSD in action for an upgrade and bare-metal installation.
OSD is a feature of IEM’s Lifecycle Management service and a lot of detailed documentation is available here. My colleagues have now produced an excellent step-by-step guide of the setup and use of OSD.
- Setup of OSD
- Deploying the Windows 7 Image to a Windows XP system
- Bare Metal Imaging
- Quick Reference Guides
This guide can be downloaded from IBM developerWorks from here. If you have any questions on OSD, you can post them to the IEM forum.