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Installation Manager 1.6.1

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Abstract

IBM Installation Manager 1.6.1 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 1.6 including all predecessor fix packs.

Download Description

IMPORTANT: This update has been superseded and is no longer available for download from ibm.com. You should update your product with the most recent version available. See http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27025142 for the most recent version.

Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
The IBM Knowledge Center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Prerequisites

Installation Manager 1.6

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_versionInstall or update Installation ManagerThe .zip file is specific to a platform. In the file name, platform indicates the operating system.
Fix Packcom.ibm.cic.agent.offering_version.zipUpdate 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

For other installation scenarios, see the Installation Manager Knowledge Center at:
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 compressed 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, agent.installer.platform_version, for a specific platform.
2. Extract the compressed file to a directory.
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 compressed file. 
    b. Run the command:
      Windows: install.exe
      Linux and UNIX: ./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 compressed file. 
    b. Run the command:
      Windows: installc.exe -acceptLicense
      Linux, UNIX, IBM i, and z/OS: ./installc -acceptLicense



Perform a silent update of the Installation Manager

For computers without Internet access

1. Open a command prompt to the directory where you extracted compressed file.
2. Run the command to update Installation Manager:
    Windows: installc -acceptLicense
    Linux, UNIX, IBM i, and z/OS: ./installc -acceptLicense

For computers with Internet access

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

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<agent-input>
<preference value='true' name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.searchForUpdates'/>
<preference value='true' name='offering.service.repositories.areUsed'/>
</agent-input>


For information about preferences com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.searchForUpdates and offering.service.repositories.areUsed see: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSDV2W_1.6.0/com.ibm.silentinstall12.doc/topics/r_silent_prefs.html.

3. Save the file.
4. Open a command prompt to the eclipse\tools subdirectory located in the directory where Installation Manager is installed.
5. Run the command to update Installation Manager:
    Windows: imcl.exe input setSearchForUpdates.xml -acceptLicense
    Linux, UNIX, IBM i, and z/OS: ./imcl input setSearchForUpdates.xml -acceptLicense


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.

NOTE:
- 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.

Using the Installation Manager GUI

1. Download the com.ibm.cic.agent.offering.zip.
NOTE: Do not download a platform specific .zip file like agent.installer.platform_version.
2. Extract the compressed file to a directory.
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.
    e. Verify that updates are enabled. Click File > Preferences > Updates and select Search for Installation Manager update.
4. On the main page of the Installation Manager, click Update.

Using the Installation Manager command line

1. Download the com.ibm.cic.agent.offering.zip.
2. Extract the compressed file to a directory.
3. Open a command-line utility.
4. Open the tools directory of the installed Installation Manager.
5. Run the command:
    Windows: imcl.exe install com.ibm.cic.agent -repositories C:\com.ibm.cic.agent.offering\repository.config
    Linux, UNIX, IBM i, and z/OS: ./imcl install com.ibm.cic.agent -repositories /opt/com.ibm.cic.agent.offering/repository.config

Download Package

Note: In Fix Central, the agent.installer.platform_version file is referred to as a refresh pack and as a fix. You can use this file to install Installation Manager. You can also use this file to update Installation Manager from an earlier version.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Installation Manager 1.6. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems Solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

The following defects were not resolved in this release.

APAR
Description
PM73430Installation Manager install fails if path or arguments contain a pound sign (#)
PM74111Required feature in the inner featureGroup is not installed in imcl mode if it is not specified

Change History

No new features or functions in this version

For information about the new features and enhancements in Installation Manager version 1.6, see What's new for Installation Manager in the Installation Manager Knowledge Center.

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Modified date:
10 September 2021

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