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This document details steps which may be used to install IBM Installation Manager, which is a pre-requisite for installing IBM Rational Integration Tester (RIT).
These instructions detail how IBM Installation Manager may be downloaded and installed. The process shown is that for the Windows operating system, but the process should be almost identical on POSIX platforms which have (or are connected to) an X11 GUI display.
The downloading of IBM Installation Manager may be done with a free IBM ID.
Downloading IBM Installation Manager
IBM Installation Manager is a software installation technology from IBM which is used for installing, updating and configuring many software packages from IBM. It can be freely downloaded from the Internet at:
Choose the latest version and click the associated "Download Document" link. On the subsequent page "Download Package" and then "FC" which takes you to the relevant page on IBM Fix Central and then click the link for the your operating system.
You will need to login with an IBM ID but if you don't already have one it is possible to create one for free. (Click the create ID button to create an ID, then once you have your ID return to this location.)
When prompted choose a download method and then choose HTTP or Download Director. (Be aware that download Director requires Java to be enabled in your browser.)
Save the relevant binary for your operating system. e.g.
- "126.96.36.199-IBMIM-WIN32-20140521_1925" which downloads
Installing IBM Installation Manager
Extract the files from the download to a temporary location. On Windows this can be done by right clicking the file and selecting "Extract All...". Provide the temporary location. Extract all the files.
Once all the files are extracted double click the "install" application. If asked select "Run".
The Installation Manager set-up program should start.
Review the license agreement and if you accept it check the box to say so and click Next again.
Click Next and Installation Manager will be installed.
Close Installation Manager.
11 July 2019