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Silent install of ClearCase on Linux from share without IM installed locally by example

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Question

Are there step-by-step instructions which show how to perform a silent installation of IBM Rational ClearCase 7.1.2 on a Linux machine, while having the media and IBM Installation Manager on a Network Share?

Answer

The following is an example of the steps used to perform a silent installation of ClearCase 7.1.2.4 on a Linux machine having the install media and Installation Manager located on a Network Share.

This is a step-by-step example based on the details in White Paper 7017739 Scenario of silently installing ClearCase or ClearQuest with Installation Manager from network shared drive.


Machines used in the following example:

  • 9.x.x.53 will be the admin machine
  • 9.x.x.205 will be the local machine



  1. Preparing the admin machine

    Downloading
    1. IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.4.1 Linux for System x86 Series English Evaluation (CZJK5EN) - View details

      IBM Rational ClearCase Change Management Solution Enterprise Edition V7.1.2 Multiplatform Multilingual eAssembly (CRC1MML)

      Testing using: IBM Rational ClearCase Multisite V7.1.2 Multiplatform Multilingual eAssembly (CRC1QML)

      Select the packages from this eAssembly that you want:

      IBM Rational Enterprise Deployment V1.4.1 Linux_ X86 for English (CZKC0EN) --> RATL_ENT_DEPLOY_1.4.1_LINUX_X86.zip

      IBM Rational ClearCase V7.1.2 Linux_x86 Multilingual (CZJH1ML) --> RATL_ClearCase_7.1.2_Linux_x86.zip

    2. Download the Installation Manager 1.5.1:

      From: https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24031048

      Filename is: agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_1.5.1000.20111128_0824.zip
    3. Download the Fix pack:

      Fix pack: 7.1.2.4-RATL-RCC.linux_x86

      From: Technote 1265307

      Filename is: 7.1.2.4-RATL-RCC.linux_x86.zip
    4. On the Admin machine the media is placed at:

      ls /medias/
      agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_1.5.1000.20111128_0824.zip

      RATL_ClearCase_7.1.2_Linux_x86.zip
      RATL_ENT_DEPLOY_1.4.1_LINUX_X86.zip

    5. Create a share directory structure

      mkdir -p /installation_files/Rational_CC_7.1.2
    6. Extract the ClearCase media to: /installation_files/Rational_CC_7.1.2

      unzip RATL_ClearCase_7.1.2_Linux_x86.zip -d /installation_files/Rational_CC_7.1.2/
    7. Extract the "Rational Enterprise Deployment" to /installation_files

      unzip RATL_ENT_DEPLOY_1.4.1_LINUX_X86.zip -d /installation_files/

      Note: This will create a directory called "EnterpriseCD-Linux-x86" inside "/installation_files"
    8. Extract the fix pack:

      7.1.2.4-RATL-RCC.linux_x86.zip

      unzip  7.1.2.4-RATL-RCC.linux_x86.zip -d /installation_files/

      this will create the directory:

      /installation_files/7.1.2.4-RATL-RCC.linux_x86
    9. Create a folder for the Installation Manager that you downloaded:

      mkdir /installation_files/im151_files
    10. Extract the Installation Manager 1.5.1 into the above folder


  2. Install Installation Manager (From the Enterprise Deployment) on the Admin machine

    Inside:
    /installation_files/EnterpriseCD-Linux-x86/InstallationManager

    run:

    ./install

    (Use the GUI or XForwarding)

    Note 1: Change the installation dir to: /installation_files/InstallationManager/eclipse

    After the Installation Manager is restarted, close it.

    Note 2: If you do not have a GUI or XForwarding available:

    cd /installation_files/EnterpriseCD-Linux-x86/InstallationManager

    Then edit install.xml file in order to point to the installation directory adding the lines below after the "agent" line

    <profile kind='self' installLocation='/installation_files/InstallationManager/eclipse' id='IBM Installation  Manager'>
    </profile>


    Save the file and then run:

    ./install  --launcher.ini silent-install.ini

    Reference:
    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r4/topic/com.ibm.silentinstall12.doc/topics/t_install_path.html
    1. Upgrade Installation Manager installed on the Admin machine to the latest version:

      cd /installation_files/im151_files/

      ./install


      Note: If you do not have a GUI or XForwarding available:

      cd /installation_files/im151_files/

      Then edit install.xml file in order to point to the installation directory adding the lines below after "agent" line

      <profile kind='self' installLocation='/installation_files/InstallationManager/eclipse' id='IBM Installation  Manager'>
      </profile>


      Save the file and then run

      ./install  -acceptLicense --launcher.ini silent-install.ini

      (Since you are upgrading to 1.5.1 it is necessary to use "-acceptLicense" option).

      Reference:
      http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r4/topic/com.ibm.silentinstall12.doc/topics/t_install_path.html

  3. Record a response file:

    cd /installation_files/InstallationManager/eclipse/


    ./IBMIM  -record /installation_files/response-file-linux-7.1.2.4.xml -skipInstall /tmp/skip7.1.2

    Click on File --> Preferences
    then add the following repositories by clicking on the Add Repository button:

    /installation_files/Rational_CC_7.1.2/disk1/diskTag.inf  to install CC 7.1.2

    /installation_files/7.1.2.4-RATL-RCC.linux_x86/repository.config  to install the fix CC 7.1.2.4

    /installation_files/InstallationManager/eclipse/repository.config  to install Installation Manager



    Note: If you do not have a GUI or XForwarding, you must get and edit a response file, in this case see technote 1351501 Sample response files for IBM Rational ClearCase.
    1. Keep /opt/ibm/IMShared as the default.

      This directory will keep some files that could be used by other Rational Products, (for instance ClearQuest), but this will not download the medias over there. See the space comparison below:

      2.0G Rational_CC_7.1.2/
      915M 7.1.2.4-RATL-RCC.linux_x86/
      165M im151_files/
      3.0G total


      du -sh /opt/ibm/IMShared/
      344M /opt/ibm/IMShared/


  4. Export the directory /installation_files through NFS:

    cat /etc/exports
    /installation_files *(ro)


  5. On the Local machine
    1. mount the share
    2. start the silent install

      mkdir /installation_files
      mount 9.x.x.53:/installation_files /installation_files

      keep this mounted permanently so you will able to run Installation Manager on the local machines by running:

      /installation_files/InstallationManager/eclipse/IBMIM

      cd /installation_files/InstallationManager/eclipse/

      ./IBMIM -acceptLicense --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input  /installation_files/response-file-linux.7.1.2.4.xml

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase
Installation

Software version: 7.1.2.4

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 1579102

Modified date: 16 April 2012