Knowledge Collection: Installation documents for IBM Worklight and IBM Mobile Foundation
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Installation on the Solaris operating system fails with an "Invalid group name" error for IBM Worklight and IBM Mobile Foundation (1598110)
When you use IBM Installation Manager and attempt to install the product on the Solaris operating system, you see a custom panel with a text field that says "Group name:" When you enter a valid group name such as root or adm, the user interface displays an "Invalid group name" error and the Next button is disabled. You cannot proceed with the installation.
The server does not work properly after installation and uninstallation of IBM Worklight and IBM Mobile Foundation (1598128)
After you install IBM Worklight or IBM Mobile Foundation into a pre-installed server and then uninstall it, the server no longer works.
The previous database content is still used after uninstalling and reinstalling IBM Worklight and IBM Mobile Foundation (1598130)
After you uninstall and reinstall IBM Worklight, the Worklight Console and the Application Center display the contents that you had before the uninstall process.
Uninstalling IBM Worklight or IBM Mobile Foundation while the Worklight server is running does not always work properly (1598141)
The uninstall process for the product succeeds. However, it does not stop the potentially running application server and cleanup all the related files. If you attempt a new installation, it fails to install into the default directory because the installation process considers that directory in use.
Installing IBM Worklight and IBM Mobile Foundation with Installation Manager into a pre-existing application server displays an empty combination box (1598143)
When you use the option to install into a pre-existing WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile, an empty combination box might be displayed for the "server name" field and then you cannot proceed. The combination box lists the existing servers.
You cannot install Worklight Server on AIX by using Installation Manager (1598147)
When you attempt to install the Worklight Server on the AIX operating system by using Installation Manager, the installation process fails.
With IBM Worklight or IBM Mobile Foundation, the Worklight Studio installation on Eclipse might fail if you use Oracle Java 7 (1598196)
If you use Oracle Java 7 and attempt to install IBM Worklight Studio by using the Eclipse P2 Update sites with Eclipse 3.6.2 or 3.7.2, the installation process might freeze (loop or wait forever).
P2 (Eclipse Update) cannot be installed using a Java 7 JVM with IBM Worklight and IBM Mobile Foundation (1598218)
You might notice that repeated attempts to download plugins eventually fail. A dialog box opens and indicates that an error occurred while collection items are being installed.
Unable to install Worklight Server with "Architecture Selection" set to "64-bit" on Windows 64-bit platform (1599913)
When installing the Worklight Server component using IBM Installation Manager on a Windows 64-bit platform, the dialog "Install Packages" prompts for the architecture selection, which can be either "32-bit" or "64-bit". By default the option is set to "32-bit" but when it is switched to "64-bit", a message similar to the following will appear: "The 32-bit IBM Worklight Server for IBM Mobile Foundation Enterprise Edition package cannot be installed in a 64-bit package group." Additionally, the "Next" button to advance with the install process is disabled, which prevents the installation from continuing.
During installation on UNIX-based operating systems, unable to choose the operating system user group (1599918)
During installation on UNIX-based operating systems, the installer asks you to enter the operating system user group, but the possible choices are not clear. This scenario results in the inability to complete the installation.
Worklight Server Installation fails because the installation directory is not empty (1600021)
When a new installation begins and points to the same location, IBM Installation Manager detects files that are left over from the previous installation, trigger an error about the directory not being empty, and the installation won't proceed. This problem is caused by a previous installation not removing all the files during the uninstall process. It might be just a single backup file, but could also be files related to the database being used.
Unable to install IBM Worklight on the HP-UX platform with Installation Manager (1600741)
There are several forms of installation for IBM Worklight. The Worklight Studio component has an option of installing as an Eclipse Update (P2) install, but it can also be installed with IBM Installation Manager. The Worklight Server component, however, does not involve Eclipse and is limited to the single IBM Installation Manager option. The problem is specific to the installation of both components using IBM Installation Manager. This installation does not work due to a file naming issue that is specific to the install images for HP-UX. Specifically, the files display with "8+3" names (for example repository.config displays as reposito.con), and this change prevents Installation Manager from working correctly.
Installing Fix Packs for IBM Worklight V5.0 with Passport Advantage (7028307)
Periodically or as necessary, fix packs will be published for IBM Worklight V5.0. Instructions are provided in this document to guide the installation process when using Passport Advantage.
Cannot install Rational Team Concert - Client Extension into Worklight Studio (1621088)
The installation of Rational Team Concert - Client Extension is prevented by Installation Manager due to missing components.
Versions: 5.0, 220.127.116.11, and 18.104.22.168
IBM Worklight Server Installation Blocked with DB2 Errors (1634901)
The IBM Worklight Server installer attempts to ensure that specific databases exist. If the database is present, but access to the database produces an error, the Worklight Server installer blocks the "Next" button. This scenario prevents the user from moving forward to complete the installation.
Versions: 5.0, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 5.0.5, 188.8.131.52, 5.0.6, and 184.108.40.206
Installing fix packs for IBM Worklight and IBM Mobile Foundation (7028172)
Periodically or as necessary, fix packs will be published for IBM Worklight and IBM Mobile Foundation. Instructions are provided in this document to guide the installation process. Any restrictions identified in the V5.0 release continue to apply. For example, Mac OS only supports the Worklight Studio installation using the Eclipse Update.
Version: 5.0, 5.0.5, 5.0.6, and 6.0
Silent Installation Parameters in Worklight Server 5.0.5 (7038160)
This document explains the parameters for installing Worklight Server 5.0.5, when you cannot use the GUI wizard for IBM Installation Manager.
Versions: 5.0.5 and 220.127.116.11
Silent Installation Parameters in Worklight Server 5.0.6 (7038159)
This document explains the parameters for installing Worklight Server 5.0.6, when you cannot use the GUI wizard for IBM Installation Manager.
Installing Worklight Server into WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment (7038215)
This document explains how to install Worklight Server 5.0.6 into a set of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment (WAS ND) servers.
Error Installing Worklight Studio V6.0 (1641520)
Worklight Studio is only supported on Eclipse Juno version 4.2.2 or later. If a user attempts to install it on an older version, errors are expected.
Invalid link to the IBM Worklight Information Center in the installer (1643468)
When you install Worklight Server V6.0, a link to the Information Center is provided with the information about upgrading from one version to another. That link might fail.
|Mobile- Speech and Enterprise Access||IBM Worklight||Installation||AIX, Apple iOS, BlackBerry OS, Google Android, HP-UX, Linux Red Hat - xSeries, Linux Red Hat - zSeries, Linux SUSE - xSeries, Linux SUSE - zSeries, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows, Windows 2008 server, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8||6.0, 5.0.6, 5.0.5, 5.0||Consumer, Enterprise|
More support for:
IBM Mobile Foundation
Software version: 5.0, 5.0.5, 5.0.6, 6.0
Operating system(s): AIX, Android, BlackBerry OS, HP-UX, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows, Windows Mobile, iOS
Software edition: Consumer, Enterprise
Reference #: 7039346
Modified date: 16 August 2013