Pre Install Tips for the Netcool Installer
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As part of an ongoing series on the Netcool installer, Francesco Fraulo shares a few tips for preparing a server for an ITNM install.
Before you install, there are a few housecleaning tips.
First of all, make sure there is no trace of any uninstalled Netcool products on the server. Having old files lying around, especially old Deployment engine ones may interrupt the install process. You should ensure there is enough space on not only on the main drive but also on the logical drives (your temp directory for example). Lastly, you should ensure that you meet the prerequisites required by IBM Tivoli Network Manager before you start installing. The installer will check for you, but only after you have entered all of configuration data and you must start again if it finds something wrong.
Remove any underscores in the host name of the server you are installing to, otherwise there is a chance the installer will fail.
The first thing you should decide is which user should install IBM Tivoli Network Manager. This seems like a minor point to dwell on but as this decision will have future ramifications it is important to spend some time on it. Both have their advantages but it really boils down to whether you intend to install more Tivoli software on that server.
Installing IBM Tivoli Network Manager as root is by far the easiest way to go about things. You will not get any permission problems and there are no post install tasks. The only problem is that some other Tivoli products (notably Tivoli Business Service Manager) will not install on the same server. Also only the root user will be able to make any changes and start and stop the processes.
As a non-root user,
you will not be able to install to the default location. There are also some
scripts that must be run after installation. Some IBM products, such as Tivoli
Business Service Manager will only work with a non-root install of IBM Tivoli
Network Manager so this is your only option.
The non-root installer puts the deployment engine in your home directory so you must make sure that there is enough space in there (about a gig).
If the install fails you can put the installer into debug
mode to get more information.
For UNIX set the following environment variables.
Set these variables for windows