Friday, 1 June 2012

Following the script - installing IBM HTTP Server using a response file ( silent installation )

This is the first of a series of posts, as I get back up to speed with scripting installations. This is part of my preparation for an upcoming engagement to build a Collaboration Portal environment.

So here're the steps for IBM HTTP Server 7

(a) Unpack the code ( for me, IHS is part of the WAS ND )

$ cd /tmp
$ tar xvzf /mnt/WAS7/WAS7NDSupp64.tar.gz

(b) Create a response file ( your options may well vary ) : -

$ vi ~/responsefile.txt

-OPT silentInstallLicenseAcceptance="true"
-OPT allowNonRootSilentInstall=false
-OPT installLocation="/opt/IBM/HTTPServer"
-OPT httpPort="80"
-OPT adminPort="8008"
-OPT createAdminAuth="true"
-OPT disableOSPrereqChecking="true"
-OPT adminAuthUser="ihsadmin"
-OPT adminAuthPassword="passw0rd"
-OPT adminAuthPasswordConfirm="passw0rd"
-OPT runSetupAdmin="true"
-OPT createAdminUserGroup=true
-OPT setupAdminUser="ihsadmin"
-OPT setupAdminGroup="ihsadmins"
-OPT installPlugin="true"
-OPT webserverDefinition="webserver1"
-OPT washostname="wp8.uk.ibm.com"


(c) Perform the installation

$ ./install -options ~/responsefile.txt -silent

(d) Wait a bit - I timed it using the time command, and it took a little over 4 minutes

(e) Check the logs: -

$ cat /opt/IBM/HTTPServer/logs/install/log.txt

...
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:20), Process, com.ibm.ws.install.ni.ismp.actions.InstallNIFPackage, msg1, Running configuration command: GSKitPostInstall, percent complete: 100%
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:20), Process, com.installshield.wizardx.conditions.PlatformWizardBeanCondition, dbg.platform, target platform: name="Linux" version="2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64" arch="amd64"
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:20), Process, com.installshield.wizardx.conditions.PlatformWizardBeanCondition, dbg.platform, condition platform: name="Windows .*" version="." arch="."
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:20), Process, com.installshield.wizardx.conditions.PlatformWizardBeanCondition, dbg.platform, target platform: name="Linux" version="2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64" arch="amd64"
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:20), Process, com.installshield.wizardx.conditions.PlatformWizardBeanCondition, dbg.platform, condition platform: name="Windows .*" version="." arch="."
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:21), Process, com.installshield.wizardx.conditions.PlatformWizardBeanCondition, dbg.platform, target platform: name="Linux" version="2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64" arch="amd64"
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:21), Process, com.installshield.wizardx.conditions.PlatformWizardBeanCondition, dbg.platform, condition platform: name="Windows .*" version="." arch="."
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:21), Process, com.installshield.wizardx.conditions.PlatformWizardBeanCondition, dbg.platform, target platform: name="Linux" version="2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64" arch="amd64"
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:21), Process, com.installshield.wizardx.conditions.PlatformWizardBeanCondition, dbg.platform, condition platform: name="Windows .*" version="." arch="."
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:21), Process, com.ibm.ws.install.ni.ismp.actions.SettleNIFRegistryAction, msg1, Current install/uninstall process is successful. Process type is: install
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:21), Process, com.ibm.ws.install.ni.ismp.actions.SetExitCodeAction, msg1, CWUPI0000I: EXITCODE=0
(01-Jun-2012 20:23:21), Process, com.ibm.ws.install.ni.ismp.actions.ISMPLogSuccessMessageAction, msg1, INSTCONFSUCCESS

...

*** UPDATED - 7/6/2012 ***

(f) Check the WAS Plugin logs: -

$ cat /opt/IBM/HTTPServer/Plugins/logs/install/log.txt

...
(04-Jun-2012 16:54:44), Process, com.ibm.ws.install.ni.ismp.actions.SetExitCodeAction, msg1, CWUPI0000I: EXITCODE=0
(04-Jun-2012 16:54:44), Process, com.ibm.ws.install.ni.ismp.actions.ISMPLogSuccessMessageAction, msg1, INSTCONFSUCCESS
...

(g) Go and celebrate with a cup of tea

Next to do the same for Update Installer, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal, DB2 UDB and IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator ....


4 comments:

peter greaves said...

nice : you might also want to check the plugin install logs too.

Dave Hay said...

@Peter - thanks, will add that in to the next iteration

Dave Hay said...

@Peter - done, thanks again

Subro said...

@Dave - Please let me know how to install IHS v8.0 Silently. I have created my own response file.