Custom installation: IBM Business Process Manager Advanced: Process Server

Use the Custom installation option to install IBM® Business Process Manager Advanced: Process Server if your deployment environment requires additional cluster nodes or if your business requires complex deployment environment and database topologies.

Before you begin

If you are planning to install IBM Business Process Manager using DB2 Express with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, you must have administrative privileges (root user), must not have an existing DB2 database server on the system, and you must also ensure that all kernel requirements are met before the DB2 Express installation begins. You can locate the current values by parsing the output of the ipcs -l command.

For Windows operating 
system To install or run IBM Business Process Manager Advanced: Process Server on Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008, you must elevate your Microsoft Windows user account privileges. Whether you are an administrative user or a non-administrative user, right-click launchpad.exe and select Run as administrator.

Important: Only one IBM Installation Manager is required to install multiple instances of IBM Business Process Manager Advanced: Process Server.

Procedure

  1. Access the media in one of the following ways, depending on whether you are installing from the product DVD or from images downloaded from Passport Advantage®.
    • If you are installing from the product DVD, insert the product disk labeled IBM Business Process Manager Advanced: Process Server into the disk drive. Mount the disk drive if necessary. If autorun is enabled on your workstation, the launchpad program automatically opens, and you can proceed to step 2 If autorun is not enabled on your workstation, enter one of the following commands to start the launchpad manually:
      • For Linux operating systemFor UNIX operating system mount_point/launchpad.sh
      • For Windows operating system (from a command line) DVD_root\launchpad.exe
    • If you are installing from images downloaded from Passport Advantage, perform the following steps:
      1. Go to the directory into which you extracted the images.
      2. Enter one of the following commands to start the launchpad:
        • For Linux operating systemFor UNIX operating system extract_directory/launchpad.sh
        • For Windows operating system (from a command line) extract_directory\launchpad.exe
  2. Click Custom installation on the Welcome page.
  3. Optional: Click Help System installation to Install the product Help System and documentation on your computer. The Help System is an Eclipse framework for displaying the documentation. After the installation, you can display the documentation in stand-alone mode or in server mode. This option is only supported on Windows XP 32 bit, Linux 32 bit, and AIX 32 bit.
  4. Click Install as administrative user to install as an administrative user. If you are in the Administrator group on Windows, or if you are a root user on Linux or UNIX systems, you can install as an administrative user. If you are not an administrative user, or if you want to install to your own user name without administrative privileges, clear this check box.
  5. Click Install. When you install IBM Business Process Manager Advanced: Process Server, the required WebSphere® Application Server Network Deployment, Feature Pack for XML, and Feature Pack for SCA are automatically installed.
  6. Optional: Select IBM DB2® Express® to install and use an embedded DB2 Express database.
    Attention: If you are installing DB2 Express, your install location cannot contain National Language Strings (NLS).
  7. Click Next to continue.
    Attention: If you receive any of the following error messages during the prerequisite check, address the product incompatibility issues, click Back, fix the problem, and click Next to continue:
    • If you selected to install DB2 Express and DB2 is already installed on this system, you will receive the following error message:
      DB2 is already installed on this system. Either uninstall existing DB2 or deselect DB2 Express from being installed.
    • If you select to install any of the IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 products to the same WebSphere Application Server location as any other IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 or equivalent, prior release products, you will receive the following error message:
      IBM Business
      Process Manager V7.5 can not coexist with the following offerings:
      Installation Manager lists all incompatible offerings for your reference.
  8. On the Install Packages page, select the fix packs to be installed and click Next.
    Important:
    If you receive the following warning message during the prerequisite checking, follow the platform-specific steps below to increase the ulimit number.
    Current system has detected a lower level of ulimit than the recommended value of 8799. Please increase the ulimit number to minimum value of 8799 and re-start the installation.
    Shutdown your installer. If you are a root user open a command prompt and issue ulimit -n 8799 and then restart the installer. If you are a non-root user, work with your system administrator to increase your ulimit -n 8799 and then restart the installer.
    1. Set the maximum number of open files using the following command:
      For Linux operating system
      1. Open /etc/security/limits.conf.
      2. Locate the nofile parameter and increase the value. If a line containing the nofile parameter does not exist, add the following lines to the file:

        * hard nofile 8800

        * soft nofile 8800

      3. Save and close the file.
      4. Log off and log in again.
    2. Restart the computer.
    3. Restart the installer.
  9. On the Licenses page, read the license agreement. If you agree to the terms of the license agreement, click I accept the terms of the license agreements and click Next to continue.
  10. On the Location page, the Use the existing package group option is selected by default. Make sure that the path points to the installation directory where WebSphere Application Server is installed. Click Next.
  11. On the Features page, select the package features that you want to install.
    1. Optional: To see the dependency relationships between features, select Show Dependencies.
    2. Optional: Click a feature to view its brief description under Details.
    3. Optional: If you have selected to install DB2 or you are using an existing DB2 database, provide your DB2 credentials now.
  12. When you are finished selecting features, click Next. The Bit Architecture Selection page opens.
  13. Select 32-bit or 64-bit and click Next.
  14. Optional: If you selected to install and use an embedded DB2 Express database, specify the DB2 administrative User name and Password on the Common Configurations page. The default values are:
    • For Linux operating system Instance user name and password: bpminst and bpminst1
    • For Linux operating system Fenced user name and password: bpmfenc and bpmfenc1
    • For Linux operating system Administration server (DAS) user name and Password: bpmadmin and bpmadmin1
    • For Windows operating system Administrative user name and Password: bpmadmin and bpmadmin1
      Important: If the default password does not comply with the password policy on your operating system (such as Windows 2008), you must use Custom Installation instead of Typical Installation so that you can specify a password that meets the password policy on your system.
      Restriction: User names must not contain National Language Strings (NLS).
  15. On the Summary page, review your choices before installing the IBM Business Process Manager Advanced: Process Server: Process Server edition package. If you want to change the choices that you made on previous pages, click Back and make your changes. When you are satisfied with your installation choices, click Install to install the package. A progress indicator shows the percentage of the installation completed.
  16. When the installation process is complete, a message confirms the success of the process.
    1. Optional: Click View Log File to open the installation log file for the current session in a new window. You must close the Installation Log window to continue.
    2. Select Profile Management Tool if you want to launch the Profile Management Tool when you finish or select None to complete the installation.
    3. Click Finish to close the Installation Manager.

What to do next

Launch the first steps console to verify your installation, start or stop the server or deployment manager, access the administrative console, start the Profile Management Tool, and access the product documentation.