Saturday, 12 January 2013

Installing WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit 8.0.1 on Linux

Following on from my previous post: -

I'm now getting started with the WebSphere Message Broker (WMB) Toolkit.

This is what I'd previously downloaded: -

-rw-r--r--   1 wasadmin wasadmins 606945854 Jan 11 17:49 WMB_TOOLKIT_V8.0_LINUX_X86_1.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 wasadmin wasadmins 633016440 Jan 11 17:49 WMB_TOOLKIT_V8.0_LINUX_X86_2.gz
-rw-r--r--   1 wasadmin wasadmins 401541170 Jan 11 17:49 WMB_TOOLKIT_V8.0_LINUX_X86_3.gz

As root, I prepared the ground for a non-root installation: -

mkdir /opt/IBM
$ chmod -R a+wr /opt/IBM/
$ chgrp -R wasadmins /opt/IBM/

cd /tmp/
$ mkdir WMBTK
$ cd WMBTK/
tar xvzf /tmp/WMB_TOOLKIT_V8.0_LINUX_X86_1.gz 
$ tar xvzf /tmp/WMB_TOOLKIT_V8.0_LINUX_X86_2.gz 
$ tar xvzf /tmp/WMB_TOOLKIT_V8.0_LINUX_X86_3.gz 

Unlike WMQ and WMB, the Toolkit uses IBM Installation Manager, which is a great relief, as it's what I've been using for WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal, IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Operational Decision Manager these past few  months.

Having unpacked the code, I then proceeded to create a response file ( to aid future installations ): -

/tmp/WMBTK/disk1/IBMInstallationManager/userinst -record ~/installWMBTK801.resp -skipInstall /tmp

resulting in this response file: -

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!--The "acceptLicense" attribute has been deprecated. Use "-acceptLicense" command line option to accept license agreements.-->
<agent-input acceptLicense='true'>
<repository location='/tmp/WMBTK/disk1/IBMInstallationManager'/>
<repository location='/tmp/WMBTK/disk1'/>
<profile id='IBM Installation Manager' installLocation='/opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse' kind='self'>
<data key='eclipseLocation' value='/opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse'/>
<data key='user.import.profile' value='false'/>
<install modify='false'>
<offering id='' version='1.4.3000.20110303_1846' profile='IBM Installation Manager' features='agent_core,agent_jre' installFixes='none'/>
<offering id='' version='' profile='IBM WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit' features=',,,,,,,,,,,,' installFixes='none'/>
<profile id='IBM WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit' installLocation='/opt/IBM/WMBT800'>
<data key='eclipseLocation' value='/opt/IBM/WMBT800'/>
<data key='user.import.profile' value='false'/>
<data key='' value='en'/>
<preference name='' value='/opt/IBM/SDPShared'/>
<preference name='' value='30'/>
<preference name='' value='45'/>
<preference name='' value='0'/>
<preference name='offering.service.repositories.areUsed' value='true'/>
<preference name='' value='false'/>
<preference name='' value='false'/>
<preference name='http.ntlm.auth.kind' value='NTLM'/>
<preference name='http.ntlm.auth.enableIntegrated.win32' value='true'/>
<preference name='' value='true'/>
<preference name='' value='false'/>
<preference name='PassportAdvantageIsEnabled' value='false'/>
<preference name='' value='false'/>
<preference name='' value='false'/>

I then proceeded to install the Toolkit: -

./disk1/IBMInstallationManager/userinstc -input ~/installWMBTK801.resp -acceptLicense -nosplash -silent

which completed without issue.

I then validated the installation: -

/opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listInstalledPackages

Finally, I fired up the Toolkit: -

$ /opt/IBM/WMBT800/eclipse

Right, what's next ?


Rob Vanstone said...

Creating a default configuration :) I am struggling currently because of lib issues, I think its related to 64bit linux vs 32bit eclipse but its driving me nuts.

Dave Hay said...

Rob, ping me the details, and I'll take a look. No promises but ...., cheers, Dave