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I decided to write this post, as many of our existing ARIS customers have Mashzone included on their bundle of products and is used to the old way of installing Mashzone. Mashzone now forms part of Software AG's Intelligent Business Operation (IBO) platform, which means the installation of Mashzone has also been incorporated in the way products other than ARIS are installed.

To install products other than ARIS, you need to use the Software AG Installer, that can be downloaded from the central product download and support site - Empower. All existing customers have access to this portal, but if you don't already have an account, you can create one from the home page.

This Software AG Installer is just a downloadable .exe, which will be used to guide the installation of Mashzone.

Two detailed documents are provided in Empower that contain more detail: Software AG Installer Guide and Mashzone Installation guide. Both these documents will give more detail, but the steps below use extracts from these documents to outline it in simple steps. All documentation is available via Empower -> Documentation.

There are two methods for installing products, I will describe the first method of 1) installing Mashzone directly and 2) installing it from an image.

1) You can install the latest releases of products by connecting directly to the Software AG Empower Product Support website on one machine. This method will require an internet connection.

Step 1: Download the Software AG Installer from Empower by logging in and navigating to Products & Documentation -> Download Products -> Software Download Center.

Step 2: Run the installer and click Next.

Step 3: Follow the wizard steps

* Specify Proxy settings if necessary
* Select the Product category and Release and enter Empower credentials. The installer will verify your account and download the list of products associated with your account, based on your license agreement.
* Specify the directory for installation and host name
* Select Mashzone from the product list which will be filtered based on your license agreement.
* Accept terms and conditions
* Specify Mashzone settings
* Confirm
* The installer will now download AND install Mashzone

Step 4: Read the detailed installation guide of Mashzone to start using Mashzone

...Now that you understand the original method of installation, there is another alternative. This is a bit technical, but stay with me :)

2) Alternatively, you can download products from Empower into an installation image and then install some or all products from the image on one or more machines. This is useful when you don't have an internet connection, or if you don't want to download Mashzone every time, but rather distribute the image. You will create the image once (Steps 1 - 3) and then use that to do multiple installations (Step 4).

Step 1: Download the Software AG Installer from Empower by logging in and navigating to Products & Documentation -> Download Products -> Software Download Center.

Step 2: Run the installer and select Advanced options. Navigate to the Images tab, tick the Use Installation image checkbox and select the Create image radio button. Browse to the folder where you want to store the image and give the image a name, e.g. mashzoneImage.

Step 3: Once the installer has completed, a zip file will be created that can be distributed and reused.

Step 4: In order to install Mashzone using this image, perhaps on another machine or to distribute to others, run the Installer again and navigate to the same tab, but select Install from image and browse to the zip file.

I hope this helps, and you're welcome to ask questions in the Comments.
 

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