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HE13_Ian_Cai
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Pinned topic The following repositories are not connected

‏2012-08-01T20:15:58Z |
I am trying to install WAS 8.5 trial but failed. The error message is The following repositories are not connected: -http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASETrial. From browser I go this error:
https://www-912.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASETrial
Error 404: SRVE0190E: File not found: /V85WASETrial

Please advice.
Updated on 2012-09-28T14:21:30Z at 2012-09-28T14:21:30Z by Scott Johnston
  • Scott Johnston
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    Re: The following repositories are not connected

    ‏2012-08-01T20:36:54Z  in response to HE13_Ian_Cai
    It appears that the repository location is malformed.
    The repository locations for the WAS v8.5 Trials and ILAN offerings are:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASExpressTrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASBASETrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASDeveloperILAN
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASNDTrial

    If you already have IBM Installation Manager install, then you can go into your preferences and either add one of the repository location above or edit the malformed location with the correct location. When you add or edit the URL, you will have to authenticate with the IBM repository server using your IBM download user name and password (same as signing in to this forum or when you downloaded IBM Installation Manager). After successfully authenticating, the location will be added to your list of repositories. Exit the preferences and return to the main Installation Manager launchpad. On the Launchpad, select the Install option and Installation Manager should display a list of available Trial and ILAN offerings to install.
    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
    • elust
      elust
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      Re: The following repositories are not connected

      ‏2012-09-27T13:47:08Z  in response to Scott Johnston
      Dear Sirs.

      The given repositories
      http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASExpressTrial
      http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASBASETrial
      http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASDeveloperILAN
      http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASNDTrial

      Ar no longer(27 sept) possible to reach with a browser !??

      I managed with shorter ULR, http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager,
      But there are no Offering for WAS85 trials there !?
      • Scott Johnston
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        Re: The following repositories are not connected

        ‏2012-09-27T14:10:02Z  in response to elust
        Thank you for your post to the forum and notification that you are unable to access the repositories.

        There have been some intermittent server outages with some of the servers which host the WAS Trial repositories. However, at present (Sept 27) the servers are up, running, and accessible.

        Shortening the repository URL to http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager typically results in a 404 message saying that the file is not found.

        Rather than shortening the repository location, the better option is to add "repository.config" to the end of the URL. The "repository.config" file is the file that the IBM Installation Manager consumes to determine which product packages are available and from where to get the data.

        http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASExpressTrial/repository.config
        http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASBASETrial/repository.config
        http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASDeveloperILAN/repository.config
        http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASNDTrial/repository.config

        If you are still having trouble accessing these repositories, then you can also try filling out more information in your IBM.com download ID. Sometimes, if an insufficient amount of information is provided in the profile of your IBM.com download account, then your account might not be permitted to access the content on the download servers.

        Let me know if you continue to experience issues accessing the WAS v8.5 Trials.

        Regards,
        Scott Johnston
        WebSphere Application Server
        Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
        • elust
          elust
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          Re: The following repositories are not connected

          ‏2012-09-27T15:19:26Z  in response to Scott Johnston
          Thanks !!

          I can now browse into the URLS (../repository.config)

          But the userinstc.exe program still complains, it does not find
          com.ibm.websphere.BASETRIAL.v85

          I attach what is in the install.xml, perhaps you will reply
          with a suggestion that might work :-)

          kind regards
          Ivan P.
          • Scott Johnston
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            Re: The following repositories are not connected

            ‏2012-09-28T14:21:30Z  in response to elust
            The "IBM.com download account" to which I refer is the same user name and password you use to log in to this forum. If you look in the upper-right corner of this forum web page, you should see a box labeled "My developerWorks". In that box, there should be a hyperlink to "My Profile". You should click on that link and make sure that you have filled all the required fields. Be sure to go to the General Information tab and fill in the data in the Basic Profile and Contact Information sections.

            Alternatively, go to My IBM, click the My Profile link, and login to your account with the same IBM ID and password you use when you login to this forum.
            My IBM webpage = https://www.ibm.com/account/myaccounts/
            My Profile webpage = https://www.ibm.com/account/myibm/profile.do

            You should see the same information as you did on the developerWorks website, even though the information is presented in a different format. Entering from the My IBM website, be sure to fill in all the data on the Personal and Organization tabs.

            When you using IBM Installation Manager (graphical wizard) and it tries to access one of the repositories, you should get a prompt that says "Credential are required to connect to the IBM download site. Enter IBM ID and password." The user name and password that must be provided are the same ones referenced above.
            However, I see from the response above that you are using userinstc.exe. That tells me a couple of things.
            (1) You have already downloaded the IBM Installation Manager installer
            and unpacked the archive file.

            (2) You are trying to install IBM Installation Manager using the nonadmin or nonroot Installation Manager installer using the command line installer (that is what the "c" in userinstc.exe means).
            If you want to run the graphical user interface to install IBM Installation Manager as a nonadmin or nonroot users, then use the userinst.exe executable.

            If these two assumptions are true, then let me walk through the rest of the process for installing IBM Installation Manager and a WebSphere Application Server Trial.

            The install.xml file you attached earlier should be fine, but you don't really need all the repositories listed, just the one for the edition that you want to try. For example:

            <server>

            <repository location="."/>

            <repository location="http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASBASETrial/repository.config"/>
            </server>
            If you are at the command line prompt in the directory where the Installation Manager archive was unpacked, and you issue the command 'userinstc.exe' you will get a lot of error messages saying that the package {package_name} specified in the install.xml file cannot be found.

            However, the last message is different. It is a WARNING saying the following repositories are not connected: http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/v85WASBASETrial <User authentication is required.>

            As mentioned above, Installation Manager has to authenticate with the IBM servers in order to access the WAS Trial product data, regardless of whether Installation Manager is running in graphical, console, or command line modes.

            When using the command line Installation Manager, the way to authenticate with the IBM download servers is to create a keyring file. There are sample installation response files included in the WAS Information Center.
            For example: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.installation.base.doc/ae/cins_WASv85_base_install_Win32.html
            At the top of each of the sample response files, I included a F.A.Q. section. In the F.A.Q., Question #3 explains how to create a keyring file using Installation Manager in graphical mode.

            But, what if you want or need to use a command line interface. There is another way to create a keyring file. In the directory where Installation Manager is unpacked, there will be a "tools" directory. Navigate into that directory. There is a command line tool in there called imutilsc.exe that can create the keyring file.

            The command to create a keyring file is called saveCredential, which must be passed in with several additional arguments: url, keyring, userName, and userPassword. This will provide the tool all the information it needs to create the keyring file.

            imutilsc.exe saveCredential -url <repository_url> -keyring <path_and_filename> -userName <IBM_ID> -userPassword <password>

            For example, on Windows the command could be issued as:
            C:\IM_Trial\WASBASETRIAL\tools> imutilsc.exe saveCredential -url http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASBASETrial/repository.config -keyring "C:\IM_Trial\gscottj.keyring" -userName gscottj -userPassword password

            If the url, user name and password are all correct, then the tool will create a keyring file and report back "Successfully saved the credential to the keyring." Otherwise, the tool will report back that it cannot connect to the URL and to verify you are connected to the network, and that the URL, user name and password are correct.

            More details on the umutilsc.exe tool are available in the Installation Manager information center:
            http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r5/topic/com.ibm.silentinstall12.doc/topics/r_tools.html

            Now that there is a keyring file containing your IBM ID to authenticate with the download repository servers, you are ready to do an installation.

            Return to the directory where Installation Manager was unpacked and use the userinstc.exe command again. However, this time, add the additional commands to use the keyring file.

            userinstc.exe -acceptLicense -showProgress -keyring <path_and_filename>

            For example, on Windows the command could be issued as:
            C:\IM_Trial\WASBASETRIAL> userinstc.exe -acceptLicense -showProgress -keyring "C:\IM_Trial\gscottj.keyring"

            Installation Manager will run for a while and install IBM Installation Manager (if it is not already installed) and then install WebSphere Application Server. The reason for only these two products being installed can be understood by looking at the install.xml file. Although there are a number or product packages listed in the install.xml file, almost all of them have the setting selected="false".

            Only the WebSphere Application Server trial package does not have that setting. Therefore, the WebSphere Application Server Trial package gets installed.

            One thing to note is that following the instructions as I have written them here will result in WebSphere Application Server being installed to the default installation location, with the default set of options, and recommended fixes. For instance, when I walked through these steps on my sandbox machine, at the end of the installation the userinstc.exe command reported:

            Installed com.ibm.cic.agent_1.5.2000.20120223_0907 to the C:\Users\nonadmin\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse directory.
            Installed com.ibm.websphere.BASETRIAL.v85_8.5.0.20120501_1108 to the C:\Users\nonadmin\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer directory.
            Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WAS-IFPM62795_8.5.0.20120503_1150 to the C:\Users\nonadmin\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer directory.
            Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WASProd-IFPM64186_8.5.0.20120611_1543 to the C:\Users\nonadmin\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer directory.
            Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WASProd-MultiOS-IFPM63479_8.5.0.20120613_2056 to the C:\Users\nonadmin\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer directory.
            Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WAS-IFPM71296_8.5.0.20120825_0815 to the C:\Users\nonadmin\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer directory.
            Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WAS-IFPM63827_8.5.0.20120503_1507 to the C:\Users\nonadmin\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer directory.

            If you want more control over the install of WebSphere Application Server Trial or install any of the other installation packages, then I encourage you to review the sample silent installation response files I mentioned earlier.

            http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.installation.base.doc/ae/tins_WASv85_sample_response.html

            I suggest only installing IBM Installation Manager using the Installation Manager installer that was unpacked (just add the selected="false" option to the WebSphere trial package). Then, after the Installation Manager is installed, use the installed version of Installation Manager and a response file to install the product packages you choose with the options you want based on the sample response files shown in the Information Center. Also note that the response files can be merged together into a single response file containing the information for installing
            more than one product package by including multiple <install></install> and <profile></profile> stanzas in the responses file, one for each product to be installed.
            Regards,
            Scott Johnston
            WebSphere Application Server
            Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
            • Ravi Raj
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              Re: The following repositories are not connected

              ‏2013-06-28T13:28:10Z  in response to Scott Johnston

              Dear Scott,

               

              I am struggling to install the WAS in my local PC @ Work.

               

              I am getting the below error :

               

              $ ./userinstc.exe -acceptLicense -showProgress -keyring ./keyring.txt
                               25%                50%                75%                100%
              ------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
              ............................................................................
              ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.BASETRIAL.v85 package specified in the D:\share\WAS 8.5\step1\install.xml file cannot be found.
              ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.IHSILAN.v85 package specified in the D:\share\WAS 8.5\step1\install.xml file cannot be found.
              ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.APPCLIENTILAN.v85 package specified in the D:\share\WAS 8.5\step1\install.xml file cannot be found.
              ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.PLGILAN.v85 package specified in the D:\share\WAS 8.5\step1\install.xml file cannot be found.
              ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.WCTILAN.v85 package specified in the D:\share\WAS 8.5\step1\install.xml file cannot be found.
              ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.W2MTKILAN.v11 package specified in the D:\share\WAS 8.5\step1\install.xml file cannot be found.
              ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.PLUGCLIENTILAN.v85 package specified in the D:\share\WAS 8.5\step1\install.xml file cannot be found.
              CRIMA1002W WARNING: The following repositories are not connected:
              -http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASBASETrial
               

               

              Can you kindly let me know if you have ever come across this scenario. 

               

              Thanks In Advance,

              Ravi.

              • Scott Johnston
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                Re: The following repositories are not connected

                ‏2013-06-28T13:54:29Z  in response to Ravi Raj

                It might be that the server was temporarily unavailable.  I just tried to connect to the IBM-hosted online repository and was successful, but did have to adjust the repository location slightly to make it work.  That is, the file that Installation Manager is looking for is "respository.config" file. After I appended that file name to the end of the repository location path, the IBM-hosted repository prompted for my login credentials. Then, assuming the credentials in your keyring file are correct, Installation Manager can access the files.

                http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASBASETrial/repository.config

                 

                Otherwise, the problem might be the keyring file.  Installation Manager v1.6.2 and above changed authentication methods. See this information center article...

                http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.installation.nd.doc/ae/tins_installation_dist_silent.html

                 

                Note: [Updated in April 2013]Starting in Installation Manager Version 1.6.2, the -keyring and -password options that have been used to access credentials in a keyring file are deprecated. When you use Installation Manager Version 1.6.2 and later, use the -secureStorageFile and -masterPasswordFile options to store credentials in a credential storage file. There is no migration path from keyring files to storage files because of the differences in the file structures. You must create a storage file to replace a keyring file. For more information on using the -secureStorageFile and -masterPasswordFile options to store credentials in a credential storage file, see the Installation Manager Version 1.6 Information Center.[Updated in April 2013]

                 

                Regards,
                Scott Johnston
                WebSphere Application Server
                Install & Configuration User Experience Lead

                 

        • elust
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          Re: The following repositories are not connected

          ‏2012-09-27T15:27:11Z  in response to Scott Johnston
          Perhaps I must read better.
          My "IBM.com download account" that you are mentioning, that is something not familiar to me.

          Is there some instruction how this must be elaborated, to make the WAS 8.5 Trial download
          to work.
          Or is this something that is obvious to the all surfers of Internet, except me :-)

          Kind regards
          Ivan P.
  • HE13_Ian_Cai
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    Re: The following repositories are not connected

    ‏2012-08-02T18:59:08Z  in response to HE13_Ian_Cai
    Hi Scott,
    I added repository location to http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASBASETrial but I did not get authentication from IBM repository server. It was failed when I tested the connection. The error message ask me to check network connection. My OS is redhat 5.8. and firefox-3.6.26-1.el5_7 has been installed. I can nslookup http://www.ibm.com from my server. Any suggestion?

    Thanks,
    Ian
  • HE13_Ian_Cai
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    Re: The following repositories are not connected

    ‏2012-08-03T18:52:27Z  in response to HE13_Ian_Cai
    It is working. It was our firewall issue. Thanks.
    • Scott Johnston
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      Re: The following repositories are not connected

      ‏2012-08-03T19:04:10Z  in response to HE13_Ian_Cai
      Thank you for the update.

      I spent part of the day yesterday trying to replicate your experience. The only way I was able to come close was to make my firewall block communication from Installation Manager to the internet. But even then, Installation Manager would not allow me to add the repository to my preferences.

      I am glad you were able to get the issue resolved. If you have other questions or want to share other experiences, I encourage you to use this forum so that your experiences can help others who might find themselves in a similar situation.

      Regards,
      Scott Johnston
      WebSphere Application Server
      Install & Configuration User Experience Lead