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How to install IBM Rational Developer for i trial from the web

Technote (FAQ)


Question

How do I install a trial of IBM Rational Developer for i without downloading the large zip files?

Cause

The Rational Developer for i trial page which provides the option of downloading zip files is at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rdi/ but does not show the Web Install option or the Web Install option does not work properly or the Web Install option directs users to this technote.

Answer

You can do a Web install of the trial of Rational Developer for i. Only the content for the features you select will be downloaded from IBM. The product will be automatically installed at the latest fixpack level.

If you are installing on Windows, and do not already have IBM Installation Manager installed, the Automated procedure is fastest. Otherwise, please follow the Manual Procedure below.

Automated Procedure (if Installation Manager is not already installed - Windows only):

Download and run IBM Installation Manager that is pre-configured for the Rational Developer for i trial on Windows.

  1. Download RationalDeveloperForiV9.5TrialWebInstall-Windows.zip from Fix Central.
  2. Unzip the file to a local folder with no spaces in the name.
  3. Run AdminInstall.bat if you are an administrator and want to install it for all users on the machine. Run UserInstall.bat if you want to install just for the current user.
    Note: You will be prompted for a user id and password.  This is your IBM ID.  It is required to be able to install the trial.  If you do not have one, you can register for one (they are free) at developerWorks.


Manual Procedure (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X):

The steps are to (1) install or update IBM Installation Manager (if it is not already installed or at correct level), (2) configure Installation Manager to use the RDi repository, and then (3) start the install.

  1. Install or update IBM Installation Manager (1.8.3 is minimum for 9.5, 1.8.6 or higher is recommended). 
  2. Specify the repository for Rational Developer for i in IBM Installation Manager. 
    1. In IBM Installation Manager, click File -> Preferences
    2. Go to the Repositories preference page
    3. Add a repository (note: the URLs are specifically used in IBM Installation Manager, not a web browser). 
        • For Rational Developer for i 9.5: https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.rational.developer.ibmi.v95
  3. Click Install in IBM Installation Manager. 

    Note: You will be prompted for a user id and password.  This is your IBM ID.  It is required to be able to install the trial.  If you do not have one, you can register for one (they are free) at developerWorks.

Follow the prompts in Installation Manager to complete the install of Rational Developer for i. Only the content for the features you select will be downloaded from IBM.

Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for i
Installation

Software version: 9.0, 9.1, 9.5

Operating system(s): Linux, OS X, Windows

Reference #: 1667734

Modified date: 08 May 2017


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