Installing a fix pack in silent modeAdded by IBM on February 11, 2013 | Version 1 (Original)
|Silently install a fix pack to update IBM® Connections.
Before you begin
Important information about the user account:
- AIX® and Linux™: Use the same operating system user account to install this fix pack that was used to install IBM Connections 4.0. If that account is no longer available, recreate it with the same user name and password and use it to install the fix pack.
- (AIX and Linux) If you installed IBM Connections 4.0 as a root user, you cannot install this fix pack as a non-root user.
- Windows™: Use an operating system user account that is in the same Administrators group as the account that was used to install IBM Connections 4.0.
- Ensure that you have downloaded and extracted the latest fix pack. See the Downloading fixes topic for more information.
- You must run IBM Installation Manager on the system where the Deployment Manager is installed.
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. However, if you edit the default response file, you need to add encrypted passwords to the file. For more information, see the Creating encrypted passwords for a response file topic.
- 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.
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 and node agents in your deployment but leave the Deployment Manager running.
- Open a command prompt and change to the IM_root/eclipse directory.
- Run the following command:
When the installation is complete, restart the clusters and node agents and synchronize the nodes.
- AIX or Linux: ./IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input fixpack_root/LC_update.rsp -log ./update.log
- Windows: IBMIMc.exe --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input fixpack_root\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 3.0.1 databases
Installing a fix pack in interactive mode
Installing a fix pack in console mode
Creating encrypted passwords for a response file
Creating a response file
Installation error messages