Installing IBM Rational Performance Tester on any Windows flavor is pretty straight forward and it is always suggested that you configure RPT via the IBM Installation Manager. There could be different scenarios under which you in stall the product. We'll talk about a couple of scenarios below:
- Installing RPT on a fresh instance of operating system
- Upgrading the existing version of RPT
The upgrade part is a simple task as you have to specifically make a pointer to the existing reference of the already installed product files and perform the "Update" operation via IBM Installation Manager.
The fresh installation of the product can be performed in couple of ways.
- Install IBM Installation Manager and then configure the RPT application repositories
- If the IBM Installation Manager (IM) installer files does not exist then you may manually click on the "launchpad.exe" (RIght click >> Run as Administrator).
Performing point # 2 will first install IM and then account the RPT setup files for installation. There could also be a case where even performing the point # 2 task might result in several errors. Lets discuss a few of them here.
Scenario # 1:
Sometimes a fresh installation of RPT on Windows machine may result in the following error.
The relevant install log may indicate the following symptoms as well.
Unable to install RPT v871 via IBM IM resulting in error..
!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2016-03-09 05:01:19.752
!MESSAGE Application error
To tackle this error, check if there exists any HP applications (like QTP) installed on this machine?
If yes, then probably the JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -agentlib:jvmhook might be one such probable cause restricting the IM to install the package files.
It could also be a case where despite working on the suggestions mentioned in Scenario # 1, the problem still persists and might also result in additional errors such as:
In such situation, you may either choose one of the below suggestion to get around this problem.
- Manually install IBM Installation Manager and then configure the IM with RPT repositories.
- Explicitly install IBM Java prior to installing the RPT files