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  • Latest Post - ‏2009-02-10T04:08:27Z by bdelima
johngood
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Pinned topic VCE installed, but can find vce-websphere-exporter package

‏2007-11-15T03:16:40Z |
I've downloaded IBM Support assistant v 3.1.0.00 and installed Visual Configuration Explorer (v 1.0.12.200710101253).

After installing everything and restarting IBM Support Assistant, I started VCE and opened its help to understand how to collect the configuration information from my AIX WebSphere 6.0.2 ND cell.

From the help:
"The WebSphere Exporter utility has been provided for you within the installation package for Visual Configuration Explorer. You will find the required modules in the "websphere-exporter" subdirectory of your Visual Configuration Explorer installation. There are 2 packages provided:

vce-websphere-exporter-${version}.tar is used for Linux, AIX, HPUX, and Solaris
vce-websphere-exporter-${version}.zip is used for Windows and zSeries
A package for iSeries will be coming shortly"

The problem is I can't find the referenced vce-websphere-exporter-xxx.tar/zip file. I can't even find a directory named "websphere-exporter" anywhere on my computer.

Note: VCE does start. It does seem to be installed.

Where can I get these files?
Also, I haven't read the documentation fully, but it seems to indicate that I have to install the exporter tool on every server. Since the environment I want to explore is a ND installation, can't I just install it on the dmgr and get everything in the cell?

Thanks.
Updated on 2009-02-10T04:08:27Z at 2009-02-10T04:08:27Z by bdelima
  • bdelima
    bdelima
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    Re: VCE installed, but can find vce-websphere-exporter package

    ‏2007-11-19T21:03:43Z  
    Responded via email, but posting here for the benefit of others. Please replace the esporter package with the attached.
  • bdelima
    bdelima
    124 Posts

    Re: VCE installed, but can find vce-websphere-exporter package

    ‏2007-11-19T21:04:41Z  
    • bdelima
    • ‏2007-11-19T21:03:43Z
    Responded via email, but posting here for the benefit of others. Please replace the esporter package with the attached.
    For *ix
  • bdelima
    bdelima
    124 Posts

    Re: VCE installed, but can find vce-websphere-exporter package

    ‏2007-11-19T21:05:33Z  
    • bdelima
    • ‏2007-11-19T21:03:43Z
    Responded via email, but posting here for the benefit of others. Please replace the esporter package with the attached.
    For Windows
  • bdelima
    bdelima
    124 Posts

    Re: VCE installed, but can find vce-websphere-exporter package

    ‏2007-11-19T21:05:54Z  
    • bdelima
    • ‏2007-11-19T21:03:43Z
    Responded via email, but posting here for the benefit of others. Please replace the esporter package with the attached.
    readme
  • bdelima
    bdelima
    124 Posts

    Re: VCE installed, but can find vce-websphere-exporter package

    ‏2007-11-27T16:32:18Z  
    I just discovered that I forgot to update the information in VCE help to reflect the newer packaging. The instructions are basically the same, with the excpetions of the anytthing named "websphere-exporter" is now named "websphere-tools". FWIW, the post-install readme file that is displayed in various places does contain the correct information. I'll make sure to update the help for the next release so it will reflect the correct information.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: VCE installed, but can find vce-websphere-exporter package

    ‏2009-02-09T23:10:30Z  
    the zip files doesnt work with Websphere 6.1.x.

    I get a runtime exception:

    java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at com.ibm.ws.bootstrap.WSLauncher.main(WSLauncher.java:263)
    Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/management/ObjectName
    at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
    at java.lang.Class.forName(Unknown Source)
    at com.ibm.websphere.management.configservice.ConfigServiceFactory.creat
    eConfigService(ConfigServiceFactory.java:64)
    at com.ibm.topology.websphere.provider.WebSphereConfigExporter.initLocal
    ConfigService(Unknown Source)
    at com.ibm.topology.websphere.provider.WebSphereConfigExporter.main(Unkn
    own Source)
    ... 5 more
  • bdelima
    bdelima
    124 Posts

    Re: VCE installed, but can find vce-websphere-exporter package

    ‏2009-02-10T04:08:27Z  
    the zip files doesnt work with Websphere 6.1.x.

    I get a runtime exception:

    java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at com.ibm.ws.bootstrap.WSLauncher.main(WSLauncher.java:263)
    Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/management/ObjectName
    at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
    at java.lang.Class.forName(Unknown Source)
    at com.ibm.websphere.management.configservice.ConfigServiceFactory.creat
    eConfigService(ConfigServiceFactory.java:64)
    at com.ibm.topology.websphere.provider.WebSphereConfigExporter.initLocal
    ConfigService(Unknown Source)
    at com.ibm.topology.websphere.provider.WebSphereConfigExporter.main(Unkn
    own Source)
    ... 5 more
    Hi,

    The instructions in this thread are pretty old and no longer valid. You should update to the latest version of VCE using IBM Support Assistant v4 update facility. Note that the "websphere-tools" package has been deprecated and the function is now provided by using the either Headless Automation Runtime that is part of VCE, or by downloading and using the VCE Topology Collector ISA plugin. Once you have the latest version of VCE installed, you may find more information about deploying and using the HEadless Automation Runtime in VCE help.