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IBM Installation Manager - Install Installation Manager on Linux using the imcl install command

Installation methods

There are 3 methods that can be used to install Installation Manager:

This article describes the process on how to install Installation Manager using the imcl install command.

IMPORTANT

The imcl command can only be used if this is the first install of Installation Manager. If Installation Manager is already installed, the following will be displayed when attempting to install Installation Manager using the imcl command:

"Installation Manager is already installed"

The installc or userinstc commands can be used to install another installation of Installation Manager.

 


Download Installation Manager from IBM Fix Central. Let's say that agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_64_1.8.5000.20160506_1125.zip is downloaded. Make a directory for Installation Manager.

mkdir /opt/IM

 

Use the unzip command to unzip the package. The -d /opt/IM option is used to unzip the package to the /opt/IM directory.

unzip agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_64_1.8.5000.20160506_1125.zip -d /opt/IM

 

Use the imcl (Installation Manager command line) command to install Installation Manager.

/opt/IM/tools/imcl install com.ibm.cic.agent -acceptLicense -showProgress

 

The following should be displayed.

Installed com.ibm.cic.agent_<version> to the /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse directory.

 


Install as non-root user

If you will be using Installation Manager as a non-root user, include the -accessRights nonAdmin option.

/opt/IM/tools/imcl install com.ibm.cic.agent -accessRights nonAdmin -acceptLicense -showProgress

 


Specify installation directory

By default, Installation Manager will be installed in the /opt/IBM/InstallationManager directory. The -installationDirectory option can be used to define some other directory. In this example, Installation Manager will be installed in the /opt/InstallationManager directory. 

IMPORTANT

The -installationDirectory must immediately follow the install com.ibm.cic.agent command. If the -installationDirectory does not immediately follow the install com.ibm.cic.agent command, the -installationDirectory option will be ignored, and Installation Manager will be installed to the default location of /opt/IBM/InstallationManager.

If installing Installation Manager as root, there is no need to ensure the target directory exists and has certain permissions. You can simply just issue the install command with the -installationDirectory option, and the target directory will be created if it does not already exist.

/opt/IM/tools/imcl install com.ibm.cic.agent -installationDirectory /opt/InstallationManager -acceptLicense -showProgress

 

If installing Installation Manager as a non-root user, you will need to ensure the directory exists and that has the write permission for members of the other group (e.g. drwxrwxrwx). The mkdir and chmod commands can be used to create the directory and update the permissions.

mkdir /opt/InstallationManager
chmod o+w /opt/InstallationManager

 

Now, you can install Installation Manager with the -installationDirectory and -accessRight options.

/opt/IM/tools/imcl install com.ibm.cic.agent -installationDirectory /opt/InstallationManager -accesRights nonAdmin -acceptLicense -showProgress

 


Validation

The following command can be used to verify that Installation Manager was installed.

/opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listInstalledPackages
. . .
com.ibm.cic.agent_version

 



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