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Installing IFIX with IMCL commands

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Installing IFIX with IMCL commands


Do you want a silent installation for IFIX using imcl command?
Here is the right channel!

But what  is a silent instalation?
Silent installation is when do you want install the Maximo Asset Management but you don't use the launchpad, you use commands lines, in this case imcl commands

More details here:

So now you know how to install Maximo with imcl commands, but how about the IFIX installation?

Ok, I can help you too, again!

And here we go:

To install an interim fix silently, complete the following steps:
1. Download the interim fix from Fix Central.
2. Create a new directory and extract the interim fix in the new directory.
3. Open the repository.xml file and get the fixID. For Example:
<fix id='' version='' offeringId='EnhancedFix' offeringVersion='0.0.0.EnhancedFix'>

4. Copy the the interim fix (zip file) to the server where you will install. Open a command prompt, and change to the /eclipse/tools directory under Installation Manager.
For Unix, Installation Manager is usually located in /opt/IBM/InstallationManager
For Windows, Installation Manager is usually located in C:\Program Files\IBM]Installation Manager
Important: If you are running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008, start your command prompt by right-clicking and selecting Run as administrator.

5. Make the appropriate replacements and run the following command:
imcl install fixID -repositories repositoryLocation -installationDirectory installationDirectory -log logLocation

a. Replace fixID with the ID of the interim fix.
b. Replace repositoryLocation with the directory where you extracted the interim fix
c. Replace installationDirectory with the location where you installed IBM Business Process Manager
d. Replace logLocation with the location and file name to log the installation information.

For example:
C:\Program Files\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\tools>imcl install -repositories C:\interimFix\ -installationDirectory C:\IBM\SMP -log logfix.txt

/opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl install -repositories /tmp/interimFix/ -installationDirectory /usr/IBM/SMP -log logfix.log

The installation log (specified by the -log parameter) contains no error messages if the interim fix installation is successful. The command line shows a message that the fix was installed. For example:
Installed to the C:\IBM\SMP directory.

Also, you can run the following command to check the new package installed:
imcl listInstalledPackages -long

That all folks!


Good Luck!





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