IBM InfoSphere Information ServerIBM

Version 11.3

Quick Start Guide

This guide gives you an overview of a basic installation of IBM InfoSphere Information Server.


To obtain the Quick Start Guide in other languages and in an accessible format, see the documentation on the Web and on the IBM InfoSphere Information Server 11.3 Product Documentation and Quick Start Guides media.

Product overview

IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server delivers comprehensive, end-to-end information integration and governance capabilities for enterprise requirements. The InfoSphere Information Server packages include:

For more information, refer to Components in the suite.

IBM InfoSphere Information Server combines the technologies of IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, IBM InfoSphere Blueprint Director, IBM InfoSphere Data Quality Console, IBM InfoSphere DataStage®, IBM InfoSphere FastTrack, IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer, IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench, IBM InfoSphere Information Services Director, IBM InfoSphere QualityStage®, IBM InfoSphere Data Click, IBM InfoSphere Discovery for Information Integration, IBM InfoSphere Information Server Packs, and more.

Step 1: Access your software

To download your product if you do not have the installation media, go to the IBM Passport Advantage® site. Download the installation package and the entitlement package. For more information, see the download instructions.

The installation package includes these components:

The entitlement package includes files that are required by the installation program.

To download any fix packs or updates, go to the IBM Support Portal or the Knowledge Collection.

* Offered as an option to install if you do not have an existing supported database system or application server. For more information, see Understanding your installation options.

Step 2: Evaluate the system requirements

Ensure that your computers meet the system requirements. You can use the Software Products Compatibility Reports tool to view detailed system requirements.

Step 3: Plan your installation and architecture

You install InfoSphere Information Server product modules and components on one computer or distributed across multiple computers. InfoSphere Information Server is installed in the following tiers: repository tier, services tier, engine tier, and client tier.

The following diagram shows an installation that is distributed across three computers. For details about architectures, see the IBM InfoSphere Information Server Planning, Installation, and Configuration Guide.

Computer A contains the client tier. Computer B contains the services and repository tiers, and Computer C contains the engine tier.

Step 4: Install and configure the product modules and components

Review the release notes for the latest information to ensure successful installations.

Follow the installation and configuration instructions for one of these scenarios:

To upgrade from a previous release, you migrate to a new installation of InfoSphere Information Server. If you do not use the new installation before you migrate, you can create the installation that you migrate to by following any of the scenarios above. For more information, see Migrating to IBM InfoSphere Information Server Version 11.3.

More information

Product documentation
The IBM Knowledge Center contains the full documentation. After you install your products, press F1 or use the Help menu in your client to access help.

Information roadmap
For additional technical resources, see the information roadmap.

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