Install/upgrade usually happens on the same hardware, conflicts are bound to happen with the shared resources when a second instance of the same product is being installed. In order to eliminate such failures, this utility can be used. As product install/upgrade failures often lead to customer dissatisfaction, IBM Tivoli Common Reporting (TCR) team has taken this step towards developing this utility to solve this pain point and gain customer confidence in using our products.
The tool, when invoked, detects the potential resource conflicts and recommends relevant changes to be made so that the product install/upgrade becomes successful. Examples of some cases where this tool can be used are:
a) Upgrading TCR from v1.2 to v2.1.1 on the same server
b) Upgrading TCR from v2.1.1 to v3.1 on the same server
However, this utility can be extended to be used with any other product which follows a similar installation mechanism (response file based) with necessary changes.
For usage instructions please look into the link http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21645030