Converting Sterling B2B Integrator .txt silent file to XML
You must convert your .txt silent file to XML file in a format that can be used for installing with Installation Manager, to install or upgrade to Sterling B2B Integrator using the response file method if you want to reuse the contents of the .txt silent file.
Before you begin
You must have the silent file that was used to install your current Sterling B2B Integrator.
About this task
You can install or upgrade to Sterling B2B Integrator 6.0 using the user
interface or the response file method. To install using a response file, the file must be in an XML
format that can be used for installing with Installation Manager. You cannot use the
.txt silent files, as the Installation Manager does not support it. Instead of
re-creating the silent file in XML format, you can convert your existing .txt
silent file to XML file, by using the
SilentFileToXml utility. The utility is
packaged with Sterling B2B Integrator.
To convert a .txt silent file to an XML file by using the
SilentFileToXml utility, complete the following steps:
- Go to the folder where you downloaded the latest version of Sterling B2B Integrator.
- Extract the compressed media file.
Open the ResponseFiles\SilentInstallationFileConverter folder and extract
the SilentFileToXml.zip file.
The following contents are extracted:
Important: The plugins folder and the JAR file must be in the same directory, at the same level.
- plugins - A folder which contains libraries that are required by the utility.
- SilentFileToXml.jar - The utility JAR file.
- SilentFileToXml_README.txt - A readme file with information and details about the utility.
- Open a command prompt.
Type the following command to run the JAR file in the following format:
java -jar SilentFileToXml.jar <input-properties-file> <output-xml-file>
<input-properties-file>is the file to be converted from the .txt format to XML.
<output-xml-file>is the new file in the XML format
java -jar SilentFileToXml.jar silent525install.txt silent526install.xml
java -jar SilentFileToXml.jar /home/user/installationFiles/silent5242install.properties
What to do next
After running the utility, the XML file that is created might not have all the entries that are required to upgrade Sterling B2B Integrator to the latest version. Therefore, you must manually add the new entries to the XML file.
||Set this to the absolute path of the Sterling B2B Integrator repository that is extracted from Common_Repo.zip.|
||Set this to the absolute path of the IBMIMShared directory. It typically is in a path of the following form: /home/your-username/IBM/IBMIMShared/|
||If you are installing node 2 or higher of a clustered Sterling B2B Integrator system, enter in the cluster node number to this property. If you are not, this value can be left blank.|
||For information to determine correct values for these entries, see Command-line arguments for the imcl command.|
It is not required to modify the properties that are given by
name=...>, nor any
<data key=...> property not given in the above
To include additional features such as Sterling File Gateway, EBICS, and B2B Advanced Communications integration
module, add the features to the list of features to install in the
profile=..."> section. For example,
meigIntegration.featurecorresponds to B2B Advanced Communications bridge component for Sterling B2B Integrator.
For more information about the standard response files, file format, and additional features, see Sample response files.
For more information about passphrase encryption, see Installation Manager command-line arguments for silent mode.
-bash-3.2$ ./imutilsc encryptString Password NnO7aEXCW36ozr3feBXWTQ== -bash-3.2$ pwd /fullpath/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools