Before you begin
You can create a response file by using IBM
Installation Manager or by editing the file that is provided with the product. For more information about editing the file, see the Default response file
Ensure that IBM
Installation Manager is installed. For more information, see the Installing IBM Connections 4.0
To ensure that the response file captures the details of your SSL certificates, start IBM WebSphere
® Application Server.
The default location of a response file that you generate is the connections_root/silentResponseFile
directory. To specify a different location, edit the generate_install_responsefile.bat|sh
file or generate_other_responsefile.bat|sh
file, depending on the task that you want to carry out.
Instead of creating your own response file, you can edit the file that is provided with the product. The file is in the IBM_Connections_set-up/IBM_Connections_install/IBMConnections
directory. However, this default file is applicable only for installation. The response files for modifying, updating, rolling back, and uninstalling the product are based on the response file for installation. Before you create a response file for any of those procedures, you must first run the silent installation procedure.
For more information about creating response files with IBM
Installation Manager, go to the Recording a response file with Installation Manager
About this task
This task describes the procedure to generate a response file for the following procedures:
- Installing IBM Connections
- Modifying an existing installation by adding or removing IBM Connections applications
- Updating an existing installation by installing a fix pack
- Rolling back an update
- Uninstalling IBM Connections
For each procedure, run a simulated instance of the IBM
Installation Manager and record your input to a response file. Later, you can run a silent command that uses this response file as an input parameter.
Default response files on AIX
LC.rspModify - Add
LC_modify_add.rspModify - Remove
To create a response file, complete the following steps:
- Open a command prompt and go to the IM_root/eclipse directory.
- Ensure that the IBM_Connections_set-up/IBM_Connections_install/IM/OS/skip directory allows write access, where IBM_Connections_set-up is the directory or media where the IBM Connections installation files are located, and OS represents your operating system.
- Run the command to record a response file. This command uses the -skipInstall agentDataLocation argument, which records the installation commands without installing IBM Connections. Substitute your own file name and path for the response file. Verify that the file paths that you enter exist because IBM Installation Manager does not create directories for the response file.
- AIX and Linux: ./IBMIM -record /response_files/install_product.xml -skipInstall agentDataLocation
- Microsoft Windows: IBMIM.exe -record responseFile -skipInstall agentDataLocation
Enter the required information in the IBM Installation Manager.
is the file path to the skip
directory, which stores IBM
Installation Manager data files.
- The -log option is not available when recording a response file.
- Use quotation marks around file paths that contain spaces.
- You can use the same agentDataLocation parameter in the next recording session to update, modify, roll back or uninstall IBM Connections. However, if you want to record a new installation, you must specify a new agentDataLocation parameter.
Confirm that the new response file is present.
- To install a new deployment, open Files -> Preferences, and enter the path to the IBM Connections repository; for example: C:\build\\IBM_Connections_Install\IBMConnections. Click Install and enter the required information as if you were installing the product. For more information, see the Installing IBM Connections 4.0 topic.
- To modify an existing installation, click Modify and enter the required information.
For more information, see the Modifying the installation in interactive mode topic.
- To update an existing installation, click Update and enter the required information.
- To roll back an update, click Rollback and enter the required information
- To uninstall IBM Connections, click Uninstall and enter the required information. For more information, see the Uninstalling a deployment topic.
What to do next
Use the response file to silently install, modify, update, roll back, or uninstall IBM
If you are running IBM
Installation Manager as a non-administrator and plan to use the response file to install the product on another user's system, you must change the file paths in your response file from absolute paths to relative paths.
Parent topic: The default response file
Installing IBM Connections 4.0
Modifying the installation in interactive mode
Uninstalling a deployment
Adding applications in silent mode
Removing applications in silent mode
Installing IBM Connections in silent mode (with an existing IBM Installation Manager)