Virtual Application Patterns provide a quick and easy way to deploy applications. But if you want finer control over your patterns, you will need to turn to IBM's Virtual System Patterns.
In this third piece on PureSystems Patterns, IBM Cloud Technical Consultant, Tony Barker, shows how Virtual System Patterns let you take a topology-based approach to creating patterns.
You can choose precisely which versions of middleware are being used, although this means a greater number of configuration steps than with Virtual Application Patterns. However, this is still a drag-and-drop process, and you can perform virtually any action available from a shell script, such as copying across files during deployment.
Tony Barker explains the script package secret sauce that makes IBM PureSystems Patterns such a tasty proposition.
Watch part one: PureSystems Application Patterns
Watch part two: Virtual Application Patterns