The binary installers for Alfresco are convenient packages for getting an evaluation or test system up and running, and may be suitable for some production installations. But the packaged installers are not right for everyone. Large scale or business critical deployments of Alfresco often have complexities such as installations from dev to prod, clustering, integrations, virtualization, cloud deployments, and adaptation to the nuances of infrastructure. It is easy to see why an administrator may want to script his or her own installation process. In this conversation, I will share strategies I have used in rigorously managed environments.
You can find more information about this presentation including the video here. http://www.alfresco.com/events/webinars/tech-talk-live-episode-68-production-quality-installers