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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
    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
            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
          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
    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
  • ramCH
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    Re: The following repositories are not connected

    ‏2014-08-06T13:31:24Z  in response to HE13_Ian_Cai

    Scott,

     

    Can you please verify if below repository is up and running . I am trying to download trail verison of 8.5 to testing and would help in proposal to our client base.

    I can access the URL through browser, but could not download through IM commands. I have created the keyring file and used user install command to install the WAS

     

    The KeyRing file generation itself thrown the error saying could not reach the URL. Though i trid install 8.5 as below and got the error.

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASNDTrial

    Error Below:

     

    C:\CIDesktop\IBMIM>userinstc.exe -acceptLicense -showProgress -keyring "C:\CIDes
    ktop\IBMIM\ram.keyring"
    'userinstc.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\CIDesktop\IBMIM>cd C:\CIDesktop\wasnd8

    C:\CIDesktop\wasnd8>userinstc.exe -acceptLicense -showProgress -keyring "C:\CIDe
    sktop\IBMIM\ram.keyring"
                     25%                50%                75%                100%
    ------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
    ............................................................................
    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.NDTRIAL.v85 package specified in the C:\CIDesktop\w
    asnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.IBMJAVA.v70 package specified in the C:\CIDesktop\w
    asnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.liberty.IBMJAVA.v70 package specified in the C:\CID
    esktop\wasnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.IHSILAN.v85 package specified in the C:\CIDesktop\w
    asnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.APPCLIENTILAN.v85 package specified in the C:\CIDes
    ktop\wasnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.NDDMZTRIAL.v85 package specified in the C:\CIDeskto
    p\wasnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.PLGILAN.v85 package specified in the C:\CIDesktop\w
    asnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.WCTILAN.v85 package specified in the C:\CIDesktop\w
    asnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.W2MTKILAN.v11 package specified in the C:\CIDesktop
    \wasnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.EDGELBIPV4IPV6TRIAL.v85 package specified in the C:
    \CIDesktop\wasnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.PLUGCLIENTILAN.v85 package specified in the C:\CIDe
    sktop\wasnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    ERROR: The com.ibm.websphere.liberty.NDTRIAL.v85 package specified in the C:\CID
    esktop\wasnd8\install.xml file cannot be found.

    CRIMA1002W WARNING: The following repositories are not connected:
    -http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASNDTrial/


    Failed to connect to one or more repositories. The repository might be unavailab
    le for several reasons.

    Check the following items:
    Verify the repository location is correct.
    For repositories that require credentials, verify that the credentials are corre
    ct. Credentials can be set in the Repositories preference.
    Verify the network connection is available.
    For environments that use proxies, verify the proxy settings are correct. Proxy
    settings can be set in the HTTP/FTP preference.
    Update offerings require that base offerings be available. Verify the base offer
    ing is available in a repository. Use the listAvailablePackages command to view
    the packages available in a repository.
    If you are using the IBM Passport Advantage site, verify the connection to the s
    ite is correct. Verify the Passport Advantage connection in the Passport Advanta
    ge preference.
    For environments that use firewalls, verify that access to the repository locati
    on is available.


     

     Thanks in Advance,

    Rambabu.

    • casta_oh
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      Re: The following repositories are not connected

      ‏2015-01-07T15:34:49Z  in response to ramCH

      Good evening Scott.

      I am trying to install de WebSphere Application Server for Developpers and when the Installation Manager goes to the repo to install de modules specified in install.xml:

         <offering features='agent_core,agent_jre' id='com.ibm.cic.agent' version='1.6.2000.20130301_2248' />
         <offering id='com.ibm.websphere.DEVELOPERSILAN.v85' />
         <offering id='com.ibm.websphere.IBMJAVA.v70' selected='false' />
         <offering id='com.ibm.websphere.liberty.IBMJAVA.v70' selected='false' />
         <offering id='com.ibm.websphere.IHSILAN.v85' selected='false' />
         <offering id='com.ibm.websphere.APPCLIENTILAN.v85' selected='false' />
         <offering id='com.ibm.websphere.PLGILAN.v85' selected='false' />
         <offering id='com.ibm.websphere.PLUGCLIENTILAN.v85' selected='false' />
         <offering id='com.ibm.websphere.WCTILAN.v85' selected='false' />
         <offering id='com.ibm.websphere.W2MTKILAN.v11' selected='false' />
         <offering id='com.ibm.websphere.liberty.DEVELOPERSILAN.v85' selected='false' />

      I obtain an error saying that installation manager doen`t find none of those modules.

      I have already tried the url:

      https://www-912.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/query/eab02fc1df41041c7a157fb838a4255af3e6502ea2585afee7c3610a09a18a7a322f1b07a8e9031e40263380f6524762

      And it shows this content:

      LayoutPolicy=Composite
      LayoutPolicyVersion=0.0.0.1
      
      
      
      
      iwm.getNurtureQuestions.url=https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/action/getNurtureQuestions
      iwm.notifyBeginDownload.url=https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/action/notifyBeginDownload
      iwm.notifyDownloadComplete.url=https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/action/notifyDownloadComplete
      iwm.notifyInstallComplete.url=https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/action/notifyInstallComplete
      

      I have also tried to change the repo in the installation manager to:

      http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASDeveloperILAN

      With no luck,

      Is there any other problem?

      Regards.

       

  • RobertCollins
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    Re: The following repositories are not connected

    ‏2015-01-20T12:55:25Z  in response to HE13_Ian_Cai

    Does anyone test these installers? I'm getting the following on Linux when trying to run installc.

    CRIMA1002W WARNING: The following repositories are not connected:
    -http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASDeveloperILANL
     

    Going to this URL I see the following error:

    Error 404: SRVE0190E: File not found: /V85WASDeveloperILANL

    Any suggestions?

    • Scott Johnston
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      Re: The following repositories are not connected

      ‏2015-01-20T16:17:32Z  in response to RobertCollins

      Yes, the installers are tested extensive before being published. However, sometimes there are issues with the servers that host the content which could result in the problem you are describing.

      I just tried doing an installation for myself, and the servers are currently up and running.

      However, most times I've encountered this warning message, I provide Installation Manager with an incorrect user name or password for my IBM.com account. The user name and password to use for the WAS for Developers are the same IBM.com or DeveloperWorks credentials you use to sign in to this WebSphere Trial forum.

      If you are doing the installation silently, there are ways to provide Installation Manager with the necessary credentials in a separate file. For instance, the Knowledge Center for IBM Installation Manager has an article that describes how to create the credentials files and tell Installation Manager where to find them.

      http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSDV2W_1.7.3/com.ibm.cic.commandline.doc/topics/t_imcl_store_credentials.html?lang=en

       

      You might also try added or editing the repository location URL so that it does not include the last "L" at the end

           http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASDeveloperILAN

      Another thing you can do, is to append the name of the file that Installation Manager is trying to locate. The name of the file is "repository.config"  So, the fully qualified URL to the WAS for Developers v8.5 would be:

           http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASDeveloperILANL/repository.config

          or

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

       

      If that does not resolve the issue, then you should also update Installation Manager.

      At the end of 2014, some security issues were raised with respects to SSLv3. In reaction to that, IBM disabled SSLv3 on the servers where the IBM-hosted WebSphere trial product repositories are hosted. IBM Installation Manager v1.8.1 can authenticate with these host servers without using SSLv3; whereas earlier version of Installation Manager cannot. So, at present, IBM Installation Manager v1.8.1 can install WebSphere Application Server trials using the IBM hosted online repositories. 

      And, if none of these suggestions resolves the problem, then you can install WAS for Developers from a localized repository. If you download the WAS for Developers repository archives (a set of zip archives that, when decompressed to a common location, creates a local repository), then you can use earlier versions of Installation Manager to do the installation. All you have to do is go into the Installation Manager preferences and provide the directory path to the localized repository location on your machine (or you can put the repository behind an FTP or HTTP server if you'd like and then add the URL to the local server location).

      If you want to use the localized repository installation option, you can download the WAS for Developers v8.5 repository archives clicking the following URL: (you may have to authenticate with your IBM.com credentials before accessing the actual download page)

      https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swerpws-wasdevdl85

       

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

      • RobertCollins
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        Re: The following repositories are not connected

        ‏2015-01-20T18:33:18Z  in response to Scott Johnston

        Hi Scott,

        thank you for your detailed and prompt reply. I downloaded the installation manager yesterday from: 

        https://iwm.dhe.ibm.com/sdfdl/v2/regs2/duffys1/was855trials/developers_im/Xa.2/Xb.GT5oWl51bV5Ebl-C5xIb-w8s40AFbFzgf3PSSj5RTA/Xc.developers_im/DEVELOPERSILAN.agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_64.zip/Xd./Xf.LPr.D1vc/Xg.7918220/Xi.swerpws-wasdevim85/XY.regsrvs/XZ.ncjPKT3kFiNQCnHxF2D2-u_H-6k/DEVELOPERSILAN.agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_64.zip

        I got to this link by following the trial link on http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ws/wasdevelopers/

        The installation manager is still not working for me. I'm still getting the same error. Given you're successfully installing I'm guessing this is not a server issue. Perhaps there is something wrong with the package I'm using?

        I'll work through your other suggestions now and see if I can achieve installation success. 

        • Scott Johnston
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          Re: The following repositories are not connected

          ‏2015-01-20T19:14:00Z  in response to RobertCollins

          You should try to download the latest Installation Manager (v1.8.1) and install it. The version that is currently available through the WebSphere Trials download pages is an earlier version.

          To get the latest Installation Manager go to the installation Manager download page:  http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27025142

          Download the latest version and run the installer. You do not have to uninstall the existing Installation Manager. The Install Manager installer will detect the existing copy and update it. That way you will not loose any repository locations or other preference settings that you have established.

          And, if that does not resolve the problem, then I recommend downloading the repository zip archives.  Unfortunately, the downloads are rather large (WAS for Developers there are 3 zips that are each about 1 GB in size, all three are necessary to rebuild the repository because it contains everything for all the supported platforms.)

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

        • Scott Johnston
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          Re: The following repositories are not connected

          ‏2015-01-20T20:04:28Z  in response to RobertCollins

          One other possible tool to use is the IBM Packaging Utility. You can download this tool from the same location as the IBM Installation Manager installer.  This tool is use to create a repository on your local machine.  Basically, after installing this tool, you run it and point it to the repository you want to recreate on your local machine. You will have to authenticate with your IBM.com credentials. Package Utility will gather a list of all the packages that are available. You select the package repositories you want to recreate locally. Next, you tell Package Utility the location where the repository should be created. Then, you just let Package Utility do its things for a while.

          As a side note, because the repositories contain maintenance packages for all editions of WebSphere Application Server and it supplemental product, there will be more packages listed than can actually be downloaded for local usage. If a message is displayed that says something about the base package is missing, that means only maintenance packages are available for that offering. So, for instance, be sure to select the WAS for Developers (ILAN) from the list. If you select the other WAS for Developers from the list that does not have (ILAN) at the end, then you will get the base package is missing message.

          When Package Utility is done, then you point Installation Manager to the repository location in the preferences menu (or your silent install response file).

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

          Updated on 2015-01-20T20:19:47Z at 2015-01-20T20:19:47Z by Scott Johnston