Monitoring InfoSphere DataStage component installations

You can follow the progress of individual IBM® InfoSphere DataStage component installations by monitoring the component installation log files.

Before you begin

The monitoring procedures assume that you have installed InfoSphere Information Server in the default installation path. If your installation is different from the following path, substitute your path when you complete the procedures.

Operating system Default installation path
AIX® /opt/IBM/InformationServer
Linux /opt/IBM/InformationServer
Windows C:\IBM\InformationServer

About this task

You can monitor the installation of the following InfoSphere DataStage components:

  • InfoSphere DataStage plug-ins
  • Parallel engine operators
  • Connectors

Each component must be installed into each project on each host system. If you have many projects, the plug-in installation can take considerable time.


  1. On the computer on which the installation program is running, navigate to the directory that contains the log file:
    Operating system Directory
    AIX cd /opt/IBM/InformationServer/Server/StagingArea/Log
    Linux cd /opt/IBM/InformationServer/Server/StagingArea/Log
    Windows cd c:\IBM\InformationServer\Server\StagingArea\Log
  2. Open the log file. Log files are in the following format
    Option Procedure
    Use the tail command
    tail -f *.log
    The component log files are named with timestamps. When tail is run against *.log, the file with the most recent timestamp is displayed.
    Use a text editor that does not lock the file Close the file and then reopen it
    Important: Do not delete the installation log files or the log file directory during the installation process.