Installing IBM Integration Bus

Review the tasks that are involved in the installation of IBM® Integration Bus.

About this task

The tasks that you perform to complete the installation are listed in the following steps; each task indicates whether it is required or optional. A summary of each task is provided, along with pointers to topics or sections that describe the task in more detail.


  1. Required: Make sure that you have acquired the product packages that you need for installation.

    Physical and electronic packages are available for IBM Integration Bus. DVDs are supplied in the physical package, and electronic images are available from the IBM Passport Advantage® website.

  2. Required: Make sure that you have access to the product documentation that you need for installation; see Finding the latest information.
  3. Required: Determine the platforms on which to install IBM Integration Bus.
    On Windows and Linux®, the IBM Integration Bus installation includes IBM Integration Toolkit. For more information, see IBM Integration Toolkit.
    Note: IBM MQ is no longer a prerequisite for using IBM Integration Bus. For more information, see Installing IBM MQ.
  4. Optional: If you have installed previous versions of IBM Integration Bus on your computer, you can install the latest version alongside the existing deployment, or you can migrate your existing deployment to the latest version; see Coexistence of IBM Integration Bus Version 10.1 with previous versions.
  5. Required: Prepare each computer on which you are installing IBM Integration Bus.
    1. Required: Check that your target computers meet the initial hardware, storage, and software requirements.
      For more information, see the IBM Integration Bus system requirements website.
    2. Required: Understand the security requirements for running IBM Integration Bus; see Security requirements.
    3. Optional: If you are installing IBM Integration Bus on distributed systems, then configure temporary directory space to enable IBM Integration Bus Java™ components to operate correctly; see Configuring temporary space on distributed systems.
    4. Optional: If you are installing IBM Integration Bus on Linux systems, check your kernel configuration; see Checking the kernel configuration on Linux systems.
    5. Optional: If you are installing IBM Integration Bus on z/OS®, then you must complete the following steps:
  6. Required: Install IBM Integration Bus; see Installing IBM Integration Bus software.
  7. Optional: Set up a command environment so that you can run administrative commands; see Setting up a command environment.
  8. Optional: If required, change the integration node operation mode to conform to your license; see Configuring your integration nodes to conform to your license.
  9. Optional: If required, install any complementary products; see Installing and uninstalling complementary products.


You have reviewed the installation steps.