Thursday, 8 January 2015

IBM Installation Manager - Now on the web

Now this falls into the category of something that I just did NOT know :-)

One of my ISSW colleagues kindly pointed out that, with the latest 1.8.1 version, IBM Installation Manager is now available ..... as a web-based application :-)

This has a variety of use-cases, including the ability to access IIM in GUI-mode without having access to the remote server's console i.e. removing the need to have X11 installed and tunnel X11 over SSH.

I downloaded IIM 1.8.1 from here: -


unpacked it: -

unzip /mnt/hgfs/Downloads/agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_64_1.8.1000.20141126_2002.zip -d /tmp/iim

and installed it using a simple response file ( see the end of this post ): -

/tmp/iim/tools/imcl -input installIIM181.rsp

Once installed, I verified the version: -

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

com.ibm.cic.agent_1.8.1000.20141126_2002

/opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl version

Installation Manager (installed)
Version: 1.8.1
Internal Version: 1.8.1000.20141126_2002
Architecture: 64-bit


and then started the web "server": -

/opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/web/ibmim-web 

IBM Installation Manager web server has started at: http://192.168.8.251:9090/ibmim

With that, I was then able to hit IIM straight away: -


Nice one, Simmo

installIIM181.rsp

<?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'>
<server>
<repository location='/tmp/iim'/>
</server>
<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'/>
<data key='cic.selector.os' value='linux'/>
<data key='cic.selector.arch' value='x86_64'/>
<data key='cic.selector.ws' value='gtk'/>
<data key='cic.selector.nl' value='de,no,fi,ru,hr,fr,hu,sk,sl,sv,ko,el,en,pt_BR,it,iw,zh,es,cs,ar,zh_HK,zh_TW,th,ja,pl,da,tr,nl'/>
</profile>
<install modify='false'>
<offering id='com.ibm.cic.agent' version='1.8.1000.20141126_2002' profile='IBM Installation Manager' features='agent_core,agent_jre' installFixes='none'/>
,com.ibm.jre.6_64bit' installFixes='none'/>
</install>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.eclipseCache' value='/opt/IBM/IMShared'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.connectTimeout' value='30'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.readTimeout' value='45'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.downloadAutoRetryCount' value='0'/>
<preference name='offering.service.repositories.areUsed' value='true'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.ssl.nonsecureMode' value='false'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.http.disablePreemptiveAuthentication' value='false'/>
<preference name='http.ntlm.auth.kind' value='NTLM'/>
<preference name='http.ntlm.auth.enableIntegrated.win32' value='true'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.preserveDownloadedArtifacts' value='true'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.keepFetchedFiles' value='false'/>
<preference name='PassportAdvantageIsEnabled' value='false'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.searchForUpdates' value='false'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.agent.ui.displayInternalVersion' value='false'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.sharedUI.showErrorLog' value='true'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.sharedUI.showWarningLog' value='true'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.sharedUI.showNoteLog' value='true'/>
</agent-input>


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