Shhh…! Use the silent mode installation of IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center when the installation wizard is not available
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There might be an instance when the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center installation wizard is not available in your environment; for example, on a UNIX operating system (AIX or Linux) that does not have X Windows support installed to display the installation graphical user interface. In this case, use the silent mode installation; the command is provided with values in a response file.
For Windows operating systems, run the following command:
setup.bat -i silent -f <response_file>
setup.bat -i silent -f c:\t
For AIX or Linux operating systems, run the following command:
./setup.bin -i silent -f <response file>
./setup.bin -i silent -f /tmp/tpcinstall.rsp
This is a partial sample response file (customization and validation of the parameters you will use for the .rsp file is required):
# (C) Copyright IBM Corp. 2013
# Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5725-F92, 5725-F93, 5725-G33
# All Rights Reserved
# Licensed Material - Property of IBM
# The source code for this program is not published or otherwise
# divested of its trade secrets, irrespective of what has
# been deposited with the U. S. Copyright Office.
# U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights
# Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with
# IBM Corp.
# This file lists the silent install variables needed to install all TPC
# components on a single server without any advanced customization.
# Set Silent License Acceptance
# To accept the license agreement: change the value to true.
# example: LICE
# If the LICENSE_ACCEPTED has a value other than 'true' the installation
# will exit.
# BY CHANGING THE LICENSE_ACCEPTED FROM 'false' TO 'true' AND PERFORMING THIS
# SILENT INSTALLATION, LICENSEE AGREES TO THE TERMS OF TIVOLI STORAGE
# PRODUCTIVITY CENTER 5.1 LICENSE AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THESE TERMS
# ON BEHALF OF LICENSEE, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE FULL AUTHORITY
# TO BIND LICENSEE TO THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS,
# * DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL, COPY, ACCESS, OR USE THE PROGRAM; AND
# * PROMPTLY RETURN THE UNUSED MEDIA AND DOCUMENTATION TO IBM. IF THE PROGRAM
# WAS DOWNLOADED, DESTROY ALL COPIES OF THE PROGRAM.
# Specify the Installation Type. The following installation types are supported
# by this file:
# a) Single Server Install
# b) License Upgrade
# Specify the directory where the TPC software will be installed. In case of
# upgrade and resuming failed install scenarios, specify the directory where
# TPC software is installed. The default value on Windows is
# C:\\Program Files\\IBM\\TPC and on Unix is /opt/IBM/TPC
# Specify the preferred installation language.
# The supported values are: cs, de, en, es, fr, it, ja, ko, pl, pt_BR, hu,
#Use the -l command-line argument for setup.exe/bin to specify the language to be used
#when making a silent install. Example for setting French as the install language on Windows:
#setup.bat -l fr -i silent -f c:\T
#When specifying a value that is not in our list, the default locale will be used by the Installer (e.g. en for English)
If you run the installation wizard normally, when there is no support for a graphical user interface, the wizard will error out and the messages written to the log will mention the silent or console interactive options.
Note, the console option is not supported for use with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center installations; this applies to new V5.1.x installations or upgrades of V4.2.x to V5.1.x.
If you want to monitor the progress of the installation in the silent mode, on a Windows operating system, check the trace log in the following path:
To view the progress of the silent mode installation on AIX or Linux operating systems, check the trace log in the following path:
Important links in the V5.1 infocenter: