Use this Installation Guide template when installing software and for the preparation, training, and conversion from existing systems. Use this template to:
- Ensure that you have a correctly functioning system
- Develop an installation plan that uses the appropriate installer and considers the component requirements during deployment.
- Specify the configuration values that configure the components to interoperate.
The Installation Plan provides installation and configuration procedures for every part of the system and describes the correct order for installing the component instances and performing basic configuration.
An Installation Guide template is used for different people in the software development process, including the Technical Architect, Development Manager, Project Manager, IT Manager, Test Manager, Documentation Manager, Technical Writer, and System Administrator.
An Installation Guide is required for the installation of software / hardware / networks when the installation process is sufficiently complex to require a documented plan. An Installation Guide the procedures for installing and configuring the application in the production environments.