In this article we learn how to download an install the IBM Packaging Utility so we can use it to download WAS source files to create a local file repository. We will use an existing IBM Installation Manager in this example. Launch the IIM (IBM Installation Manager) File-Preferences, then click Repositories
Click Add Repository and entre the following URL http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.cic.packagingUtility Enter you IBM username/password. If you do not have one, you can register for one.
Now click OK and then once back to the workbench click Install
Select the IBM Packaging Utility Click Next until the installation begins. Be sure to choose a sensible location got the packaging utility For example: /opt/IBM/PackagingUtility
Once installed we can navigate to /opt/IBM/PackagingUtility and type ./IBMPU
Click Copy Packages on the work bench, then you will be prompted to open a repository For example: http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial To get a list of more repositories consult:
Select the appropriate source packages
In my case all I want is the WAS 8 ND Trial Click Next Read and Accept License, fill out the survey form. Click Next Select a location where you would like the repository to be created
Click Next and confirm then click Copy. The IBM PU will then download the source files
For WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment you are normally looking to download about 2.8 Gig of source files into your repository Once downloaded you can use the IBM Installation Manager to install WebSphere ND trial
using your local repository.