Installation Manager, Version 1.5.2

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Abstract

This document describes how to download and install IBM® Installation Manager, version 1.5.2.

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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: 1.5.x, 1.4.x, 1.3.x, 1.2.x, and 1.1.x.

These sections describe the contents of Installation Manager, Version 1.5.2:



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: 1.5.x, 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 a list of known installation issues on AIX, Solaris, Linux, and UNIX, see Issues starting or running Installation Manager.

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

List of APARs fixed in this release:


APAR number

Description

PM48706

If a failure occurs when you install IBM Installation Manager from a mounted drive, the error message does not provide meaningful information to identify and resolve the failure.



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/v1r5/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.

For System Requirements, see System Requirements for IBM Installation Manager.


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

For other installation scenarios, see the Installation Manager Information Center at: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r5/index.jsp.


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 compressed 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 compressed file to a directory.
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 compressed file. 
    b. Run the command:
      Windows: install.exe
      Linux and UNIX: ./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 compressed file. 
    b. Run the command:
      Windows: installc.exe -acceptLicense
      Linux, UNIX, IBM i, and z/OS: ./installc -acceptLicense


Perform a silent update of the Installation Manager

For computers without Internet access

1. Open a command prompt to the directory where you extracted compressed file.
2. Run the command to update Installation Manager:
    Windows: installc -acceptLicense
    Linux, UNIX, IBM i, and z/OS: ./installc -acceptLicense

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/v1r5/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.silentinstall12.doc/topics/r_silent_prefs.html.

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

    Windows: imcl.exe input setSearchForUpdates.xml -acceptLicense
    Linux, UNIX, IBM i, and z/OS: ./imcl input setSearchForUpdates.xml -acceptLicense


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.

Using the Installation Manager GUI

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 compressed file to a directory.
3. Add the fix pack repository location in IBM Installation Manager:
    a. Start IBM Installation Manager.
    b. In Installation Manager, click File > Preferences > Repositories.
    c. Click Add Repository.
    d. Browse to or enter the file path to the repository.config file. The repository.config file is located in the directory where you extracted the compressed files.
4. On the main page of the Installation Manager, click Update.

Using the Installation Manager command line

1. Download the com.ibm.cic.agent.offering.zip.
2. Extract the compressed file to a directory.
3. Open a command-line utility.
4. Open the tools directory of the installed Installation Manager.
5. Run the command:
    Windows: imcl.exe install com.ibm.cic.agent -repositories C:\com.ibm.cic.agent.offering\repository.config
    Linux, UNIX, IBM i, and z/OS: ./imcl install com.ibm.cic.agent -repositories /opt/com.ibm.cic.agent.offering/repository.config

Download package

To download Installation Manager, click the FC link for the appropriate platform. The FC link opens the Fix Central website where you can download Installation Manager. In Fix Central, the agent.installer.platform.zip file is referred to as a refresh pack. You can use the refresh pack to install or upgrade Installation Manager.


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
agent.installer.aix.motif.ppc 15 Mar 2012 English 126436315 FC
agent.installer.hpux.motif.PA_RISC 15 Mar 2012 English 115296428 FC
agent.installer.hpux.motif.ia64_32 15 Mar 2012 English 137734340 FC
agent.installer.linux.gtk.ppc 15 Mar 2012 English 119959873 FC
agent.installer.linux.gtk.s390 15 Mar 2012 English 114953274 FC
agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86 15 Mar 2012 English 119990237 FC
agent.installer.os400.motif.ppc 15 Mar 2012 English 57182613 FC
agent.installer.solaris.gtk.sparc 15 Mar 2012 English 121421412 FC
agent.installer.solaris.gtk.x86 15 Mar 2012 English 115280532 FC
agent.installer.win32.win32.x86 15 Mar 2012 English 117936109 FC
agent.installer.zos.motif.s390 15 Mar 2012 English 141181990 FC
com.ibm.cic.agent.offering 15 Mar 2012 English 844868662 FC

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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IBM Installation Manager
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Software version:

1.5.2

Operating system(s):

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

Reference #:

4031300

Modified date:

2012-03-15

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