Installing the License Metric Tool server and DB2 in silent mode (BigFix scenario)

To install the License Metric Tool server and DB2 by using the Alll-in-One installer in silent mode, edit parameters in the install_response.txt file, and run the installation command.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that the BigFix® client is installed on the computer on which you want to install the License Metric Tool server.
  • Run the installation as root.
  • Ensure that the /home directory is a regular directory with write permissions to allow for the DB2 installation. The use of an automounted directory is not supported.


  1. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation package, and extract the installation files.
    tar xvf installation_package
  2. Go to the licenses subfolder and read the license agreements in the following files: LA_<language>, LI_<language>, non_ibm_license, notices.
  3. Edit the install_response.txt file and adjust it to your installation. Ensure that you uncomment and specify the values of the following parameters:
    Tip: Avoid using admin, administrator, root or a similar name for the administrative account. Such an account might be prone to hacker attacks and locked out if an attacker exceeds the specified number of failed login attempts. For more information about the account lockout, see: Configuring user account lockout.

    Important: Ensure that the password for the DB2 instance owner meets the requirements that are specific for the operating system on which you are installing DB2. Otherwise, the installation fails.

    Important: The BigFix platform is not installed in this scenario. Thus, the RSP_INSTALL_IEM parameter must be set to false. Additionally, make sure that the parameters starting with RSP_IEM are commented.
  4. Change to the directory with installation files. To start the installation, run the following command. -f response_file_path -i silent
    Where response_file_path is the absolute path to the response file you are using. For example: -f /tmp/images/install_response.txt -i silent
    Use the -h option to view help information about using the script, for example: -h.
    Note: If the installation fails, you can run the script to remove all components of License Metric Tool that were installed so far and start a fresh installation. For more information, see: Removing all components after a failed installation (BigFix scenario).
  5. To complete the initial configuration, access the License Metric Tool user interface. Go to https://host_name:port, where host_name is the host name of the computer where the License Metric Tool server is installed, and port is the port that you specified during the installation, by default: 9081.
  6. Optional: The Enable default scan schedule for this data source check box is selected by default. Clear this check box if you want to manually configure the scans.

    If you enable the default scan schedule, actions that are needed to collect data from the computers in your infrastructure are automatically started on the BigFix server. This option is advised for environments with up to a few thousand computers. For larger environments, finish the installation, divide the computers into groups, and then manually set up scan schedule for each group to avoid performance issues. For more information about the default and manual scan schedule, see: Setting up data collection (BigFix scenario).

  7. Configure the connection to an existing BigFix server and its database. From the Data Source Type list, choose BigFix on DB2 or BigFix on SQL Server, and provide the connection details. Then, click Create.
    Connection settings

What to do next

Wait for the initial setup to complete. Then, set up data collection.

To increase security of the transferred data, it is recommended to enable encrypted connection to the License Metric Tool database. For more information, see: Enabling encrypted connection to the database.