Updating Installation Manager by using imcl commands

Update Installation Manager from the tools directory by using the imcl command.

Before you begin

Updating Installation Manager on a computer that has Internet access

Procedure

To update Installation Manager by using the service repositories:

  1. Open a command-line utility in the tools directory.

    For more information about the tools directory, see Locating the tools directory.

  2. Enter the command that is appropriate for your operating system:
    Table 1. Update commands by operating system
    Operating system Command
    Windows imcl.exe install com.ibm.cic.agent
    Linux, UNIX, IBM i, z/OS®, and the OS X operating system ./imcl install com.ibm.cic.agent

    The com.ibm.cic.agent value is the packageID for Installation Manager.

Updating Installation Manager on a computer that does not have Internet access

Procedure

  1. Download the Installation Manager installation files on a computer that has Internet access, see Installation Manager downloads links. You must download the large fix pack, com.ibm.cic.agent.offering​​_version.zip​, not the platform-specific compressed file.
  2. Create a directory on the computer where Installation Manager is installed.
  3. Extract the downloaded files to the directory that you created.
  4. Open a command-line utility in the tools directory.

    For more information about the tools directory, see Locating the tools directory.

  5. Enter the command that is appropriate for your operating system:
    Table 2. Update commands by operating system
    Operating system Administrator
    Windows imcl.exe install com.ibm.cic.agent -repositories installation_files\repository.config -preferences offering.service.repositories.areUsed=false
    Linux, UNIX, IBM i, z/OS, and the OS X operating system ./imcl install com.ibm.cic.agent -repositories installation_files/repository.config -preferences offering.service.repositories.areUsed=false

    The com.ibm.cic.agent value is the packageID for Installation Manager. The installation_files variable is the directory that contains the extracted files.

    Use the -preferences offering.service.repositories.areUsed=false option to prevent an update process from checking the service repositories.
    Important: Without this option, the services repositories are checked and Installation Manager is updated to the latest version.

    Enclose file paths that include spaces with double quotation marks.


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