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.
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.
Use the unzip command to unzip the package. The -d /opt/IM option is used to unzip the package to the /opt/IM directory.
Do NOT remove the files and directories below /opt/IM (or whatever directory you extracted the zip file to) as these files and directories would be needed for a clean uninstall of Installation Manager.
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 -repositories /opt/IM -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 -repositories /opt/IM -acceptLicense -showProgress -accessRights nonAdmin
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.
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 -repositories /opt/IM -acceptLicense -showProgress -installationDirectory /opt/InstallationManager
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 -repositories /opt/IM -installationDirectory /opt/InstallationManager -accesRights nonAdmin -acceptLicense -showProgress
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