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Shared resources location for a silent install of Installation Manager

Question & Answer


Question

How can the value of the shared resources directory be specified for Tivoli Workload Automation (TWA) silent installations?

Cause

Using the silent installation method to install Installation Manager and the Tivoli Workload Automation (TWA) components on UNIX results in the creation of a directory /opt/IBM/IMShared that contains about 1.5 GB worth of staged files. It does not matter which directory to which the TWA components are installed, the shared resources directory is /opt/IBM/IMShared.

From Installation Manager documentation:

"...

  • On the Location page, type the path for the shared resources directory in the Shared Resources Directory field, or accept the default path. The shared resources directory contains resources that one or more package groups can share. Click Next to continue.

NOTE: If you are installing on Linux® or the UNIX® system, ensure that you do not include any spaces in the directory path.

The default path is as follows:
  • Windows®: C:\Program Files\IBM\IMShared
  • Linux: /opt/ibm/IMShared
  • UNIX systems: /opt/IBM/IMShared

Important: You can specify the shared resources directory only the first time that you install a package. To help ensure adequate disk space for shared resources for future packages, use your largest disk drive. You cannot change the directory location unless you uninstall all the packages.
..."

The silent installation response templates for Tivoli Workload Automation products do not have an option to specify the shared resources directory.

Answer

The install.xml file used to initially install Installation Manager can be modified to specify the desired location of the shared resources directory.

For example:

Original install.xml found in <DWCImage>/iim64


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<agent-input clean='true' temporary='true'>
<server>
<repository location='.'/>
</server>
<install>
<offering features='agent_core,agent_jre' id='com.ibm.cic.agent' version='1.6.1000.20121109_1537'/>
</install>
</agent-input>

Update the file to include a new line after the line with "</install>"

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<agent-input clean='true' temporary='true'>
<profile kind='self' installLocation='/opt/APPS/InstallationManager/eclipse' id='IBM Installation Manager'/>
<server>
<repository location='.'/>
</server>
<install>
<offering features='agent_core,agent_jre' id='com.ibm.cic.agent' version='1.6.1000.20121109_1537'/>
</install>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.eclipseCache' value='/opt/APPS/IMShared'/>
</agent-input>

NOTE: The line beginning with "<profile kind..." can be used to specify the installation target for Installation Manager.

[{"Product":{"code":"SSGSPN","label":"IBM Workload Scheduler"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU054","label":"Systems w\/TPS"},"Component":"--","Platform":[{"code":"PF002","label":"AIX"},{"code":"PF010","label":"HP-UX"},{"code":"PF016","label":"Linux"},{"code":"PF027","label":"Solaris"}],"Version":"9.1;9.2;9.3","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB15","label":"Integration"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018

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swg21642949