Saving the installation files on a Unix/Linux system

You must save the downloaded installation files on the Unix/Linux server on which you are installing Sterling B2B Integrator.

Consider the following points about the directories that are created for installation:
  • Do not create the installation directory manually before the start of the installation. If you create the installation directory before you begin, the installation will fail. The directory name provided during the installation process is used to create the new installation directory.
  • The server on which you are installing must have adequate free disk space.
  • If you need to install more than one instance of Sterling B2B Integrator on the same Windows server, you must install the second instance in a different directory.

Complete the following steps to copy the installation files:

  1. Start the X Window System client on your PC.

    Minimize the window after it opens.

  2. Open a console window and log on to the UNIX/Linux host server where Sterling B2B Integrator is to be installed.
  3. From the installation media, copy the compressed installation package to a UNIX/Linux directory on the host where Sterling B2B Integrator is to be installed.
  4. Decompress the installation package on the host server.
    Note: If you are installing on an AIX® server, use the jar xvf command to decompress the installation media ( file.
  5. Open the InstallationManager folder in the directory structure that is created when the installation package is decompressed.
    Several files are displayed.
  6. Decompress the file for your operating system.
    • (for AIX®)
    • (for Linux®)
    • (for Linux)
    • (for Linux for System z®)
    This action creates a new IM_OperatingSystem folder.
  7. Decompress the from the installation package.
    The action creates two new folders b2birepo and gmrepo. The IM_Win, b2birepo, and gmrepo folders must be at the same level in a directory.
    Important: gmrepo contains the repository file required to install Global Mailbox. For information about Global Mailbox, see Global Mailbox overview.