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Installation Manager, Version 1.4.1



This document describes how to download and install IBM® Installation Manager, Version 1.4.1.

Download Description

IMPORTANT: This update has been superseded and is no longer available for download from You should update your product with the most recent version available. See for the most recent version.

IBM Installation Manager helps you install, update, modify, roll back, and uninstall packages on your computer.

Use this version to install Installation Manager or to update a current installation of one of these versions of Installation Manager: 1.4, 1.3.x, 1.2.x, and 1.1.x.

These sections describe the contents of Installation Manager, Version 1.4.1:

Find installation prerequisites and information on how to get technical support at the end of this document:

Cumulative updates

This version is a cumulative release that includes all fixes, enhancements, and new features from the following versions: 1.4, 1.3.x, 1.2.x, and 1.1.x.

Known problems
Known problems are documented in the form of individual technotes in the Support knowledge base at: As problems are discovered and resolved, the knowledge base is updated and maintained with any new information. By searching the knowledge base, you can quickly find workarounds or solutions to problems.

The following link launches a customized query of the live Support knowledge base:

For news, education, and other information, visit the Installation Manager Support page:

Fixed APAR List

The following is a list of APARs fixed in IBM Installation Manager version 1.4.1:

APAR number
PM15797Installation Manager reports NullPointerException when users run the –exportInstallData option.
PM16367Two different help.war files in the same Installation Manager Information Center topic.
PM18953Entity name of used in repository created by Packaging Utility.
PM19184Installation Manager throws an error when installing a Websphere Commerce Developer feature pack.
PM20397Fail to load bundle during silent install.

Online product documentation

For up-to-date information about using Installation Manager, visit the Installation Manager Information Center at:


Supported platforms are based on the product that you install. Installation Manager is supported on the same platforms that are supported by the IBM products that use Installation Manager.

You must have Internet access to download the installer packages or fix packs that are listed below.

Installation Instructions

Installation Manager versions are released as both fix packs and installer packages. Use the installer packages when you are installing Installation Manager for the first time. Use the fix pack or the installer packages when you are updating Installation Manager.

Installation and Update Files

PackageFile NameActionOperating System
Installer agent.installer.platform.zipInstall or update Installation ManagerThe .zip file is specific to a platform. In the file name platform indicates the operating system.
Fix Installation ManagerAll supported platforms. In the file name, version indicates the version of Installation Manager.

With the installer package, you can install Installation Manager by running the install command.

The fix pack package is significantly larger than the platform specific installer packages. You can add the fix pack as a repository to update Installation Manager. You cannot install Installation Manager with the fix pack.

Methods to install or update Installation Manager:

Use the installer package to install Installation Manager using the user interface or silent install
Perform a silent update of the Installation Manager
Use Installation Manager to search for updates
Use the fix pack to update Installation Manager

Using a computer that does not have Internet Access

For computers that do not have Internet access, you must download the installer package or fix pack on a computer that has Internet access. Copy the .zip file to the computer where you are installing or upgrading Installation Manager.

Use the installer package to install Installation Manager using the user interface or silent install

The installer package is platform specific. You can either use the Installation Manager interface to run the installation or perform a silent installation.

NOTE: You can use this option if the computer does not have access to the Internet.

1. Download the installer package,, for a specific platform.
2. Extract the .zip to a directory. For example, extract to C:\temp.
3. Install using the Installation Manager user interface or the silent install:

Installation Manager user interface
a. Open a command prompt to the directory where you extracted the .zip file. 
b. Run the install command:
Windows: install.exe
Linux® and UNIX® systems: ./install
c. Follow the installer wizard pages to install Installation Manager.

Silent Installation
a. Open a command prompt to the directory where you extracted the .zip file. 
b. Run the install command:
    Windows: installc --launcher.ini silent-install.ini
     Linux and UNIX systems: ./install --launcher.ini silent-install.ini

Perform a silent update of the Installation Manager

For computers without Internet access
1. Open a command prompt to the directory where you extracted .zip file.
2. Run the command to update Installation Manager:

Windows: installc --launcher.ini silent-install.ini
Linux and UNIX systems: ./install --launcher.ini silent-install.ini

For computers with Internet access

1. Create the file setSearchForUpdates.xml
2. Add the content:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <preference value='true' name=''/>
    <preference value='true' name='offering.service.repositories.areUsed'/>

For information about preferences and offering.service.repositories.areUsed see:

3. Save the file.
4. Open a command prompt to the eclipse subdirectory located in the directory where Installation Manager is installed.
5. Run the command to update Installation Manager:

Windows: IBMIMc.exe --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input setSearchForUpdates.xml
Linux and UNIX systems: ./IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input setSearchForUpdates.xml

Use Installation Manager to search for updates

NOTE: This method requires Internet access.
  1. Start Installation Manager.
  2. Verify that updates are enabled. Click File > Preferences > Updates and select Search for Installation Manager update.
  3. Verify that service repositories are searched. Click File > Preferences > Repositories and select Search service repositories during installation and updates.
  4. Click OK.
  5. On the main page of the Installation Manager, click Update.

Use the fix pack to update Installation Manager

The fix pack contains files for all supported platforms. Use this option when you are updating Installation Manager on multiple platforms.

- You can use this option if the computer that has Installation Manager installed does not have access to the Internet.
- The fix pack package is significantly larger than the installer package. If you are updating Installation Manager on one platform, use the installer package to update Installation Manager.

1. Download the
NOTE: Do not download a platform specific .zip file like
2. Extract the .zip file to a directory. For example, extract to C:\temp.
3. Add the fix pack repository location in IBM Installation Manager:
a. Start IBM Installation Manager.
b. In Installation Manager, click File > Preferences > Repositories.
c. Click Add Repository.
d. Browse to or enter the file path to the repository.config file. The repository.config file is located in the directory where you extracted the compressed files. For example, enter C:\temp\repository.config, and then click OK.
4. On the main page of the Installation Manager, click Update.

You can download the installer package or fix pack from the table below. If you are unable to use either of these methods, you can download the fix pack using HTTP from the following URL:

NOTE: You must have access to the domain to download the files.

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Technical Support

IBM Rational Software Support provides you with technical assistance.

For contact information and guidelines or reference materials that you will need when you require support, read the IBM Software Support Handbook at:

Refer to the Installation Manager Support page:

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you will need to describe your problem. When describing a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?

  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?

  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?

  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.
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Document Information

Modified date:
20 July 2018