How to install IBM Rational Developer for i 9.0 or 9.1 trial from the web

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How do you install a trial of IBM Rational Developer for i 9.0 or 9.1 without downloading the large zip files?


The Rational Developer for i trial page which provides the option of downloading zip files is at but does not show the Web Install option or the Web Install option does not work properly.


You can do a Web install of the trial of Rational Developer for i 9.0 or 9.1.

The basic steps are to (1) install IBM Installation Manager, (2) configure Installation Manager, and then (3) start the install.


  1. Install IBM Installation Manager 1.8.0 or later (1.7.2 is required for 9.1, is required for 9.0 but 1.8.0 is now required to access the IBM servers). 
    • If you have IBM Installation Manager installed already:
      1. Click File -> Preferences
      2. Go to the Updates preference page
      3. Ensure that Search for Installation Manager updates is checked. 
    • If you do not have Installation Manager or Installation Manager does not update automatically to 1.8.0 or later, you can download Installation Manager for free.
      • For direct links to the 1.8.0 IBM Installation Manager downloads for Linux x86, Linux x86_64, Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Windows x86_64, visit Fix Central . Note: only select one of the downloads (choose the one that corresponds to your platform).
      • Review the document Installation Manager 1.8.0 for more details on how to download and install Installation Manager.
  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. 
        • For Rational Developer for i 9.0, specify:
        • For Rational Developer for i 9.1, specify:
  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.

  4. 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

Software version:

9.0, 9.1

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

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