Scenario of installing ClearCase or ClearQuest with Installation Manager from a network shared drive

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An outline of installing IBM Rational ClearCase or ClearQuest, and IBM Installation Manager from a network shared drive. You enter information during the install with this method.

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Notes:

  • "Rational product" refers to Rational ClearCase or Rational ClearQuest unless otherwise specified.

  • "Local machine" refers to the machine where you install the Rational product.

  • "Admin machine" refers to a machine that you use to create the repository through the Package Utility.

  • Some of the steps have an Information section. The Information section provides additional details about the installation step. Click on the Additional Information link in order to expand this information.



I. Install the Rational product and Installation Manager


1. Download the Rational product from IBM Passport Advantage. The Rational product installation files include Installation Manager. You do not need to download Installation Manager separately.



2. Extract the installation files for the Rational product to a network shared drive. Verify the directories containing the installation files are shared directories.

Example directories on the network shared drive that contain the extracted files:
    Windows: C:\installation_files\Rational_product

    Linux or UNIX systems: /installation_files/Rational_product



3. Check user requirements for installing a Rational product. Rational Team products require administrator access. See these topics for your product:
4. Mount a directory or map a shared drive from the network shared drive to the local machine. For information on how to install Installation Manager using a UNC path, refer to technote 1453995.

Example of a shared drive on the local machine:  g:\installation_files

... where g:\ points to the mapped shared drive from the network shared drive.

5. Install the Rational product and Installation Manager.

6. Go through the installation wizard and enter configuration information during the installation.





II. Install the Rational product and Installation Manager on additional machines

To install the Rational product and Installation Manager on additional machines in the same environment:

1. Mount a directory or map a shared drive from the network shared drive to the local machine. For information on how to install Installation Manager using a UNC path, refer to technote 1453995.

2. Install the Rational product and Installation Manager:

    a. On the local machine, open a command prompt

    b. Go to the disk1 directory located on the network shared drive.

    Example:
      Windows: g:\installation_files\Rational_product\disk1

      Linux or UNIX systems: /installation_files/Rational_product/disk1

    c. Start Launchpad:
      Windows: launchpad.exe

      Linux or UNIX systems: launchpad.sh
    Reminder: You must have a browser installed on the local machine to use Launchpad.

3. Enter configuration information during the installation.





III. Installing a Rational product fix pack

Note: For Rational ClearCase and Rational ClearQuest, you do not need to install each fix pack. Instead, you can install only the latest fix pack. You do need a connection to the Rational ClearCase v7.1 or Rational ClearQuest v7.1 repository when installing a fix pack.

Example: Fix packs 7.1.0.1 and 7.1.0.2 are available for Rational ClearCase on Windows. You install 7.1.0.2. You do not need to install 7.1.0.1.



Note: These steps assume that the machine you are installing on does not have access to IBM.com.

1.  Download the fix pack from IBM.com (this might also require downloading a fix pack for a later version of Installation Manager

2.  Extract the fix pack installation files to a directory on the network shared drive.  The directory contains the fix pack repository.

Example directory on the network shared drive
    Windows:  C:\installation_files\fixpackCC7101

    Linux or UNIX systems: /installation_files/fixpackCC7101

3. Mount a directory or map a shared drive from the network shared drive to a local machine. For information on how to install Installation Manager using a UNC path, refer to technote 1453995.
    Example of a shared drive on the local machine:  g:\installation_files

    ... where g:\ points to the mapped shared drive from the network shared drive.

4. Add the fix pack repository in Installation Manager
    a. Go to the menu option File > Preferences

    b. Click Add Repository...

    c. Click Browse... and select the repository.config file in the fix pack repository
    Example
      Windows:  g:\installation_files\fixpackCC7101\repository.config

      Linux or UNIX systems: /installation_files/fixpackCC7101/repository.config

    d. Click Open > Ok, Apply > Ok

5.  Start Installation Manager if it is not already started.

6. Click Update
    Installation Manager searches for and displays updates for installed packages.

7. Select the update to install. Click Next.

Note: If the Rational product requires a later version of Installation Manager, a message will be displayed on the Update Packages page that a newer version of Installation Manager is required. Updates to Installation Manager are affected by the preferences Search for Installation Manager updates and Search service repositories during installation and updates. When Installation Manager is installed on a machine, it checks for newer versions of Installation Manager based on the preferences settings. 

This message appears if you have downloaded the latest fixpack for Installation Manager and have Search for Installation Manager updates set to True:

    A new version of IBM Installation Manager is available.  You must update Installation Manager before you can continue.  To update Installation Manager, click Yes.  To return to the Start page, click No.  Do you want to update the Installation Manager?


When you click No, you cannot continue with the update. To display the message again after clicking No, click Recheck Status located in the lower right hand corner.

After the update to Installation Manager finishes, you are prompted to restart Installation Manager.

8. If Installation Manager is updated, click Install after Installation Manager restarts

Starting with version 7.1.0.2 of Rational ClearCase and Rational ClearQuest, you might be prompted to shut down running services or processes. See technote 1385993 for more information. Stop processes and services for Rational products before updating.


9. If processes and servers were stopped, click Recheck Status in the lower right hand corner.

10. Proceed with the update.

After the update completes, you must restart the machine.



Related information

Update from Installation Manager 1.3 to 1.3.1 (or later
Installation Scenarios for ClearCase and ClearQuest
Stop processes and services for Rational products on Wi

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational ClearQuest Installation

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More support for:

Rational ClearCase
Installation

Software version:

7.1, 7.1.1, 7.1.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

7017737

Modified date:

2011-01-28

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