Some feedback on TWA Beta Drop 1. At this stage, I have completed a fresh graphical installation of Installation Manager, db2 10.1, WAS, WAS SDK, Jazz, TWS MDM and DWC. Platform is Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 running under KVM. Have configured TWS MDM and DWC and generated Plan but not had a chance to use any of the new features. This feedback is only about installation.
After install of db2 10.1 I could not connect to db2 as it was not listening on port 50001. This was confirmed by netstat and telnet. I found that the required entry was missing from /etc/services (db2c_xxxxxx) and DB2COMM value was not set. ie db2set -all showed no value for DB2COMM. Fixed by updating /etc/services and running command: db2set DB2COMM=TCPIP Other than that, installation was smooth.
Successfully installed Installation Manager but had some issues running it due to missing packages. Found that I needed to install the following packages. Not 100% if the first 3 are really required as I installed them in that order. I was receiving error message about missing libraries but the main problem was that no fonts were being displayed, just boxes for each character in the Installation Manager display.
After this, Installation Manager displayed and functioned correctly. Installing all the components via Installation Manager was very nice and much better than current Software Distribution deployment model. Installation Manager was very easy to use and worked faultlessly installing the various components. I especially like that you can add the TWS Engine and DWC installation zip files directly to the repository without needing to extract the zip file first. This is a nice benefit on those systems were space is constrained. Would be great if the WAS installation media was packaged in the same way.
Everything installed successfully the first time and configured without any issues. As we normally do all our installations as silent installs, I will next perform an uninstallation of the components and then install Beta drop 2 via a silent install.