Monday, 7 January 2013

Using IBM Installation Manager to report on what's available to install

Following on from an earlier post: -

here's another potentially useful IBM Installation Manager (IIM) command.

This allows one to query an installation repository ( either created using Packaging Utility or by the expansion of a set of images downloaded from Passport Advantage etc. ) and report on the versions of software available.

Here's an example for IBM Business Process Manager 8.0.1: -

$ /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl -silent -nosplash listAvailablePackages -repositories /mnt/hgfs/DaveHay/BPM/install/repository/repos_64bit/

and here's an example for the WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Supplements: -

/opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl -silent -nosplash listAvailablePackages -repositories /mnt/hgfs/DaveHay/BPM/supplements/

and here's one for the WebSphere Application Server fix packs: -

$ /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl -silent -nosplash listAvailablePackages -repositories /mnt/hgfs/DaveHay/BPM/fixes/Base/

$ /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl -silent -nosplash listAvailablePackages -repositories /mnt/hgfs/DaveHay/BPM/fixes/Supp/

In the latter two examples, I downloaded the WAS fix packs: -

-rw-r--r--@  1 hayd  staff  1377925961  4 Jan 23:10
-rw-r--r--@  1 hayd  staff  1113282861  4 Jan 20:59
-rw-r--r--@  1 hayd  staff  1089748410  4 Jan 22:58
-rw-r--r--@  1 hayd  staff  1495994292  4 Jan 19:44

and expanded them into Base and Supp subdirectories on my USB drive.

1 comment:

Ed Kim said...

Concise and useful