Installing IBM Installation Manager on Linux
IBM Installation Manager tool is the required tool for installing other IBM’s products, such as: WebSphere Application Server, Rational Application Developer, Portal Server, Commerce Server and so on. If you’re not familiar with Linux and would like to get started using it, this post can be useful for you.
Before getting started, be aware that Installation Manager is a 32bits tool and because of this you may have problem installing it on a 64 bits operating system. As a workaround, I wrote the following post: http://www.jairrillo.com/blog/2012/12/12/ibm-installation-manager-libld-linux-so-2-bad-elf-interpreter-no-such-file-or-directory/.
On the Linux environment, open the Console and go to the Installation Manager folder. Now, type the following to get started the installation. You’re gonna see a screen like below:
obs: if requested, type the root password.
After the tool is opened, you’re gonna see a screen with the IBM Installation Manager checked. Simply click on Next button.
The third screen talks about the license. Accept it and move on.
By default, the Installation Manager is installed in the /opt/IBM/InstallationManager folder. In the fourth screen, accept the default and click on Next.
Finally the next screen is a simple summary and then the Install button is enabled. Just click on it.
After a few minutes the IBM Installation Manager would be installed on your Linux and then you can proceed with the next IBM’s products installation.
If you are using Gnome 2, the IBM Installation Manager should appear into Applications -> System Tools menu.
As I said in the beginning, this is a dummy post, however IBM Installation Manager tool is required for other IBM’s products installation. In the next post, I’ll show you how to install WebSphere Application Server v8.5 on Linux and how to create the first Profile.
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