Installation Manager, Version 1.4.2

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Abstract

This document describes how to download and install IBM® Installation Manager, Version 1.4.2.

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IBM Installation Manager helps you install, update, modify, roll back, and uninstall packages on your computer.

Use this version to install Installation Manager or to update a current installation of one of these versions of Installation Manager: 1.4.x, 1.3.x, 1.2.x, and 1.1.x.

These sections describe the contents of Installation Manager, Version 1.4.2:


Find installation prerequisites and information on how to get technical support at the end of this document:



Cumulative updates

This version is a cumulative release that includes all fixes, enhancements, and new features from the following versions: 1.4.x, 1.3.x, 1.2.x, and 1.1.x.

Known problems
Known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base at: http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/support. As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with any new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

The following link launches a customized query of the live Support knowledge base:

For news, education, and other information, visit the Installation Manager Support page: http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/installmanager/support/index.html

Fixed APAR List

The following is a list of APARs fixed in IBM Installation Manager version 1.4.2:


APAR number

Description

PM26112

Installation Manager fails with message: "Error during 'install' phase: Error backing up files from C:\...\backupDirs".

PM23839

Installation Manager hangs when the Files for Rollback option is selected.

Online product documentation

For up-to-date information about using Installation Manager, visit the Installation Manager Information Center at: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r4/index.jsp.



Prerequisites


Supported platforms are based on the product that you install. Installation Manager is supported on the same platforms that are supported by the IBM products that use Installation Manager.

You must have Internet access to download the installer packages or fix packs that are listed below.


Installation Instructions

Installation Manager versions are released as both fix packs and installer packages. Use the installer packages when you are installing Installation Manager for the first time. Use the fix pack or the installer packages when you are updating Installation Manager.

Installation and Update Files

Package File Name Action Operating System
Installer agent.installer.platform.zip Install or update Installation Manager The .zip file is specific to a platform. In the file name platform indicates the operating system.
Fix Pack com.ibm.cic.agent.offering_version.zip Update Installation Manager All supported platforms. In the file name, version indicates the version of Installation Manager.

With the installer package, you can install Installation Manager by running the install command.

The fix pack package is significantly larger than the platform specific installer packages. You can add the fix pack as a repository to update Installation Manager. You cannot install Installation Manager with the fix pack.

Methods to install or update Installation Manager:

Use the installer package to install Installation Manager using the user interface or silent install
Perform a silent update of the Installation Manager
Use Installation Manager to search for updates
Use the fix pack to update Installation Manager


Using a computer that does not have Internet Access

For computers that do not have Internet access, you must download the installer package or fix pack on a computer that has Internet access. Copy the .zip file to the computer where you are installing or upgrading Installation Manager.

Use the installer package to install Installation Manager using the user interface or silent install

The installer package is platform specific. You can either use the Installation Manager interface to run the installation or perform a silent installation.

NOTE: You can use this option if the computer does not have access to the Internet.

1. Download the installer package, agent.installer.platform.zip, for a specific platform.
2. Extract the .zip to a directory. For example, extract to C:\temp.
3. Install using the Installation Manager user interface or the silent install:

Installation Manager user interface
a. Open a command prompt to the directory where you extracted the .zip file. 
b. Run the install command:
Windows: install.exe
Linux® and UNIX® systems: ./install
c. Follow the installer wizard pages to install Installation Manager.

Silent Installation
a. Open a command prompt to the directory where you extracted the .zip file. 
b. Run the install command:
    Windows: installc --launcher.ini silent-install.ini
     Linux and UNIX systems: ./install --launcher.ini silent-install.ini


Perform a silent update of the Installation Manager

For computers without Internet access

1. Open a command prompt to the directory where you extracted .zip file.
2. Run the command to update Installation Manager:

Windows: installc --launcher.ini silent-install.ini
Linux and UNIX systems: ./install --launcher.ini silent-install.ini

For computers with Internet access

1. Create the file setSearchForUpdates.xml
2. Add the content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<agent-input>
<preference value='true' name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.searchForUpdates'/>
<preference value='true' name='offering.service.repositories.areUsed'/>
</agent-input>

For information about preferences com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.searchForUpdates and offering.service.repositories.areUsed see: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r4/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.silentinstall12.doc/topics/r_silent_prefs.html.

3. Save the file.
4. Open a command prompt to the eclipse subdirectory located in the directory where Installation Manager is installed.
5. Run the command to update Installation Manager:

Windows: IBMIMc.exe --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input setSearchForUpdates.xml
Linux and UNIX systems: ./IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input setSearchForUpdates.xml


Use Installation Manager to search for updates

NOTE: This method requires Internet access.

1. Start Installation Manager.
2. Verify that updates are enabled. Click File > Preferences > Updates and select Search for Installation Manager update.
3. Verify that service repositories are searched. Click File > Preferences > Repositories and select Search service repositories during installation and updates.
4. Click OK.
5. On the main page of the Installation Manager, click Update.


Use the fix pack to update Installation Manager

The fix pack contains files for all supported platforms. Use this option when you are updating Installation Manager on multiple platforms.

NOTE:
- You can use this option if the computer that has Installation Manager installed does not have access to the Internet.
- The fix pack package is significantly larger than the installer package. If you are updating Installation Manager on one platform, use the installer package to update Installation Manager.

1. Download the com.ibm.cic.agent.offering.zip.
NOTE: Do not download a platform specific .zip file like agent.installer.platform.zip.
2. Extract the .zip file to a directory. For example, extract to C:\temp.
3. Add the fix pack repository location in IBM Installation Manager:

4. On the main page of the Installation Manager, click Update.


You can download the installer package or fix pack from the table below. If you are unable to use either of these methods, you can download the fix pack using HTTP from the following URL:
http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/rationalsdp/v7/im/142/zips/

NOTE: You must have access to the public.dhe.ibm.com domain to download the files.

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Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
What is DD?
agent.installer.aix.motif.ppc_1.4.2 9 Dec 2010 English 97497373 FC HTTP DD
agent.installer.hpux.motif.PA_RISC_ 9 Dec 2010 English 100109290 FC HTTP DD
agent.installer.hpux.motif.ia64_32_ 9 Dec 2010 English 114061433 FC HTTP DD
agent.installer.linux.gtk.ppc_1.4.2 9 Dec 2010 English 103475416 FC HTTP DD
agent.installer.linux.gtk.s390_1.4. 9 Dec 2010 English 98559270 FC HTTP DD
agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_1.4.2 9 Dec 2010 English 96795001 FC HTTP DD
agent.installer.solaris.gtk.sparc_1 9 Dec 2010 English 102820923 FC HTTP DD
agent.installer.solaris.gtk.x86_1.4 9 Dec 2010 English 95448415 FC HTTP DD
agent.installer.win32.win32.x86_1.4 9 Dec 2010 English 98577876 FC HTTP DD
agent.installer.zos.motif.s390_1.4. 9 Dec 2010 English 132481969 FC HTTP DD
com.ibm.cic.agent.offering_1.4.2000 9 Dec 2010 English 587415842 FC HTTP DD

Technical support


IBM Rational Software Support provides you with technical assistance.

For contact information and guidelines or reference materials that you will need when you require support, read the IBM Software Support Handbook at: http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/handbook/home.html.


Refer to the Installation Manager Support page: http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/installmanager/support/index.html.

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you will need to describe your problem. When describing a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:


  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?

  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?

  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?

  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

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More support for:

IBM Installation Manager
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Software version:

1.4.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

4027833

Modified date:

2010-12-09

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