Cannot complete a command line RIT-Agent installation on AIX
Attempts to install IBM Rational Integration Tester Agent (RIT-Agent) using imcl on AIX fail.
You are using the IBM Installation Manager (IM)
imcl program to install RIT-Agent without a GUI.
You have installed IM and downloaded and extracted the necessary RIT-Agent package.
When you proceed through the text menus past configuring the languages, you get stuck at the following point:
=====> IBM Installation Manager> Install> Licenses> Shared Directory>
Location> Translations> Features
IBM Rational Integration Tester Agent
1. [ ] service.install.feature
B. Back, C. Cancel
You are unable to enter option 1.
This is caused by a defect and will be corrected in a future release.
Resolving the problem
You can install RIT-Agent successfully by not requiring any user input.
You can also install a fix release in a single operation. For this you need to download the main version and the fix version.
In the following example RIT-Agent version 184.108.40.206 is installed.
Pass the necessary parameters to the
imcl program as follows:
- Download and extract the packages such as RIT-Agent 8.6.0 and 220.127.116.11.
- Navigate to the IM
toolsfolder. Typically this is
- Use the IM imcl command to verify that you have your installation packages extracted correctly.
./imcl listAvailablePackages -repositories /tmp/RITA_SETUP86/disk1/diskTag.inf,/tmp/8603/RITA_SETUP/disk1/diskTag.inf
The packages and versions are listed.
Note that the main installation and fix packages will look the same apart from timestamps.
- Decide on the parameters to use for the installation such as the RTCP URL and the license option
com.ibm.rational.rita.offering. This is set as follows:
Rational Test Virtualization Server (PVU mode) -
Rational Performance Test Server (PVU mode) -
Rational Test Virtualization Server (Agent mode) -
Rational Performance Test Server (Agent mode) -
Probes only -
- Perform the installation. Here is an example
./imcl install com.ibm.rational.rita.offering_8.6.0.I20141217_1502 -repositories /tmp/RITA_SETUP86/disk1/diskTag.inf,/tmp/8603/RITA_SETUP/disk1/diskTag.inf -installationDirectory /opt/IBM/RIT-Agent -acceptLicense -showVerboseProgress -properties user.licenseOption,,com.ibm.rational.rita.offering=rtvs,user.RTCP_url=http://localhost:7819/RTCP
- Verify the installation.
See also Command-line arguments for the imcl command in the IBM Installation Manager Knowledge Center.