Configuring IBM Case Manager from the command line

You must configure IBM® Case Manager before you can use it in production. Configuring your system prepares the Case Manager Builder application and the Case Manager Client application for deployment on the application server. After you deploy these applications, you can create, test, manage, deploy, and work with your business solutions.

About this task

Your case management system consists of a development environment for creating and testing case management solutions and a production environment for working with running case management solutions. You must configure both environments.

Configuring the development environment includes configuring Case Manager Builder and Case Manager Client. Configuring the production environment includes configuring Case Manager Client.

You use the IBM Case Manager configuration tool to create a profile for each development environment instance and a profile for each production environment instance. The information for a profile is collected in XML files in the form of properties and values that describe the associated configuration and deployment tasks. Three XML files contain the information that is common to all tasks in the profile, and each configuration task in the profile has one configuration XML file. You must provide values for the profile properties that are specific to each configuration at your site, such as the application server name.

The XML files are stored in a directory that is unique to a profile. Because the profile name is used for the directory name and for the configuration profile file name, you must provide a profile name that is a valid directory name for your operating system. By default, the profiles are stored in the install_path/configure/profiles directory where install_path is the location where IBM Case Manager is installed. For AIX®, Linux, and Linux for System z®, the default location is the /opt/IBM/CaseManagement directory. For Windows, the default location is the C:\Program Files\IBM\CaseManagement directory for a fresh install or the C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\CaseManagement directory for an upgrade. After you create the profile, you must edit the values in the tasks and then apply the settings by running each configuration task.