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How to do a silent install of IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT), or the RPT Load agent is a common topic. To do one on Linux is a bit trickier than on Microsoft Windows because most people are more familiar with Windows than Linux. Don't worry, it's still relatively easy and straight forward.
The approach I took was:
1. download IM 1.8.2 and the RPT 8.7 Agent repositories
2. copy from Windows machine to Linux machine using pscp, a Windows version of scp (secure copy)
3. install the standalone Installation Manager 1.8.2 for Linux
4. run that Installation Manager in GUI mode to create a response file needed for the silent install
5. then run Installation Manager from the command line using the response file generated in step 4 to install the agent silently.
Here's the steps
1. download IM 1.8.2 from htt
2. copy to Linux machine, I'm copying to /tmp/IM182
3. unzip on Linux machine to /tmp/IM182
[root@citmx373 IM182]# unzip age
4. install IM
[root@citmx373 IM182]# pwd
5. copy the agent to the Linux machine, I'm copying to /tmp/RPT87Agent
6. unzip it
[root@citmx373 RPT87Agent]# pwd
7. run IM in GUI mode to create a response file
[root@citmx373 eclipse]# pwd
8. Verify creation of response file
root@citmx373 eclipse]# ls /tmp
9. Do the silent install using the response file just created
[root@citmx373 eclipse]# pwd
10. Verify installation.
Check that the majordomo.config file exists and has the right hostname of the RPT workbench. Then check if the agent is started.
[root@citmx373 Majordomo]# pwd
11, Check agent status on RPT workbench by clicking on the agent status icon
Maeve OReilly 270001WE6Q Visits (864)
I suspect I could get DOORS Web Access (DWA) installed and running on Windows in 5 minutes. But I hear grumbling about it so I am sharing and timing a DWA 22.214.171.124 install in a rush. I’m usually in a rush.
[Start the stopwatch]
It is important to wait for it to start, as the first time you start it, it is uncompressing the .war files and putting them in different places - this can take minutes. If you interrupt it, you get partly deployed war files which will cause problems later.
When in the Tomcat window you see the message 'INFO: Server startup in xx ms', it should be done
[Stop the stopwatch]
24min 11sec. This included downloading and first draft of this blog. So 5 minutes is not in fact possible for me, I stand corrected. Downloading and starting are the slowest parts.
Avoid problems by having the DOORS client and DWA at the same version level and make sure that the client can start and that you don’t interrupt the tomcat start. If the database server is on the same machine, it is usually best to also upgrade it in order to avoid any DLL compatibility issues.
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It's been a while since our last downloads post... and we've seen a LOT of releases recently, so at long last here's the most recent list of the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since April 30th! These links are provided to help you find the fixes you need in order to stay up to date and successful with your Rational products. Be sure to check out the downloads tag for previous posts as well:
image credit: (c) 2012 WaywardCelt Photography
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Downloading installation files for Rational Application Developer 9.0- A demonstration on downloading IBM Rational Application Developer (RAD) version 9.0 .
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Enterprise Deployment of Rational 7.1 products using IBM Installation Manager
IBM Installation Manager is a program that helps you install, update, modify, roll-back and uninstall packages on your workstation.
This document discusses the benefits of using Installation Manager over installation methods used with 7.0 and earlier versions of Rational Products and provides instructions on how to setup an Installation Manager repository, how to create a response file and how to perform a silent installation.