Installing a fix pack in silent modeAdded by IBM | Edited by IBM on May 2, 2012 | Version 5 (Show original)
|Silently install a fix pack to update IBM® Connections.
Silently install a fix pack to update IBM
Before you begin
- Update your Lotus® Connections 3.0 databases. For more information, see the Updating 3.0 databases topic.
- Ensure that you have downloaded the latest fix pack. See the Downloading fixes topic for more information.
- (AIX® or Linux™) If you installed Lotus Connections 3.0 as a root user, you cannot install this fix pack as a non-root user.
- Create a response file for this task by running a simulated modification. For more information, see the Creating a response file topic.
Instead of generating a new response file, you can edit the default response file that is provided with the product. If you use the default response file, you need to add a encrypted password to the response file:
- Open a command prompt and change to the <Lotus_Connections_setup>/Lotus_Connections_install/IM/<OS> directory, where <OS> is your operating system.
- Run the following command:
- Add the encrypted password to the relevant line in the LC_update.rsp response file. You usually need to enter passwords for both the WebSphere® Application Server administrator and the database user. For example:
<data key='user.activities.adminuser.password' value='<encrypted_password>'/>
<data key='user.activities.dbUserPassword value='<encrypted_password>'/>
where <encrypted_password> is the value generated by the command.
You might also need to change the default WebSphere Application Server administrator name from wasadmin, if different from your administrator name.
- Repeat these steps for each unique password.
- If an error occurs during installation, IBM Installation Manager cancels the installation and rolls back the installation files. Installation errors are usually caused by environment problems such as insufficient disk space, privilege issues, or corruption of a WebSphere profile. If your installation is cancelled, complete the following steps:
- Identify and resolve the error that caused the cancellation. After cancelling the installation, IBM Installation Manager displays an error message with an error code. You can look up the error code in the Installation error messages topic or check the log files.
- Start this task again.
- AIX or Linux: Use the same operating system user account to install this fix pack that was used to install Lotus Connections 3.0. If that account is no longer available, recreate it with the same user name and password and use it to install the fix pack.
- Windows: Use an operating system user account that is in the same Administrators group as the account that was used to install Lotus Connections 3.0.
About this task
A silent update uses a response file to automate the installation of a fix pack.
To change the paths to the response file and log file, edit the generate_other_responsefile.sh|bat
To perform a silent update, complete the following steps:
- Stop all clusters in your deployment. Leave the Deployment Manager and node agents running during the fix pack installation.
- Open a command prompt and change to the IM_root directory.
- Run the following command:
When the installation is complete, synchronize all the nodes and restart all the clusters.
- AIX or Linux: ./IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input lotus_connections_root/silentResponseFile/LC_update.rsp -log ./update.log
- Windows: IBMIMc.exe --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input lotus_connections_root\silentResponseFile\LC_update.rsp -log .\update.log
Note: If you stored the response file in a location that is different from the default location, change the path in the command to point to the file.
What to do next
Check the update.log
file for errors and repeat this task if necessary.
Parent topic: Installing fix packs
Updating 3.0 databases
Installing a fix pack in interactive mode
Creating a response file
Installation error messages