Installation overview

Most IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management components can be installed on a server or workstation, a combination of the two, or across multiple servers to support clustered environments.

Figure 1. InfoSphere MDM Installation Overview
This diagram provides a high level overview of the installation process for InfoSphere MDM
Important: Before you begin the process of installing InfoSphere MDM, review the known problems. Some of the known installation problems require you to complete specific preinstallation configuration tasks. Failure to complete these configuration tasks can result in a failed installation.
Tip: Use the Download IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management page to help determine the parts that you need for your licensed edition and version.
Once the installation environment has been prepared and all of the hardware and software prerequisites are in place, InfoSphere MDM installations consist of two parts:
  1. Extracting InfoSphere MDM assets onto the file system and preparing the madconfig configuration tool. This step is performed by IBM Installation Manager.
  2. Configuring InfoSphere MDM by running the installation configuration command line tool (madconfig Configure_MasterDataManagement).
The time that is required to install InfoSphere MDM depends on a number of factors and, as such, time estimates cannot be provided. Some factors that influence the amount of time to prepare and install can include:
  • The number of components that are being installed.
  • The number of servers or workstations in your environment.
  • Your network load capacity if you are installing in a clustered environment.
  • Whether IBM WebSphere® Application Server is already installed.
  • Whether your database software is already installed.

The application server, database server, and HTTP server can all be on the same server, or they can each be on their own server. The HTTP server is recommended, but is optional.