If the system to be installed does not have a graphical user interface, you can perform a silent installation using a customized response file. The results are the same as if you had installed using the IBM
® Installation Manager and deployment plans. This procedure applies to installing IBM DB2
® for Linux
™ or Windows
™, the Sametime
® System Console, the Sametime
Proxy Server, the Sametime
Media Manager, the Sametime
Meeting Server, and Sametime
Advanced. This procedure does not apply to IBM Sametime
Community Server, Sametime
Gateway, or Sametime
Before you begin
If your server uses multiple IP addresses or one or more network interface cards, verify that the host name you will specify during installation resolves to the correct IP address. If the host name does not resolve properly, you may encounter problems during Sametime installation.
Information about downloading packages for Sametime
is located at the following web address:
Use the Sametime
system console to create a deployment plan that contains installation values for the server that you are installing.
About this task
Follow these steps to install the IBM
Installation Manager in silent mode. Customize each product's response file, then install the product in silent mode using the customized response file.
For security, IBM
recommends that you configure an HTTPS environment using SSL encryption
for all Sametime
Meeting Server and Advanced Server deployments.
- From the installation media, copy and extract the files from the installation image to a temporary directory \TMP on the computer where you will be installing the server offering.
- Navigate to the directory where you copied and extracted the installation files:
- Fully documented sample response files are contained in the responseFiles directory on the installation DVD. The response file to use in this procedure is the one that you use with an existing deployment plan and includes _ssc.rsp in its file name. Make a copy of the file and use that copy for the rest of this procedure.
The other response files in the directory are used for installing without a deployment plan and uninstalling, respectively.
- In a text editor, open the response file and edit the values to correspond to values that you would normally supply in the installation windows.
For all installations except DB2, include the Sametime System Console host name, port, and user credentials and the name of the deployment plan that you created.
- The SSCPassword value should be encoded. To generate an encoded password, use the generateEncodedPassword utility packaged with the installer.
The utility is on the installation media in the same directory as launchpad.exe or launchpad.sh.
- Save the updated response file.
- Open a command window.
- Enter the following command to install the IBM Installation Manager in silent mode.
AIX®, Linux, or Solaris
Navigate to the Installation Manager installation directory. The default directories are shown below.
- SametimeOffering/IM/windows/install --launcher.ini silent-install.ini
- SametimeOffering\IM\windows\installc --launcher.ini silent-install.ini
AIX, Linux, or Solaris
For all installations except DB2, start the Sametime System Console.
Enter the following command to install the product in silent mode, specifying the edited response file name and path and a log file name.
C:\Program Files\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse
AIX, Linux, or Solaris
Nowupgrade from Sametime 8.5.2 to Sametime 8.5.2 Interim Fix Release 1 before proceeding to install the latest features on the server.
./IBMIM --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input response file -log log file -acceptLicense
IBMIMc --launcher.ini silent-install.ini -input response_file -log log_file -acceptLicense
Tip: Generating a response file automatically
The following command runs the graphical installation program without installing software. You can use the resulting response file in a silent installation.
./install --launcher.ini your .ini file -record response file path -skipInstall agentDataLocation
The response file is stored in the agentDataLocation directory, which must be a writable directory. You can use the new file as the response file in a silent installation. You can use the same agentDataLocation in the next recording session to record updating or modifying the product. The products that you installed, and the preferences, including repository settings that you use in the graphical user installation interface or the record mode without using -skipInstall are not stored.
Parent topic: Installing a meeting server on AIX, Linux, Solaris, or Windows