IBM Installation Manager is a tool to support the installation of the compound installation of the Rational and More IBM products.
You must install IIM before you can install e.g. RQM or RTW.
Any IBM Rational installation will start with the installation of the IBM Installation Manager.
This program will guide you with installation. For example conflicting Eclipse environments
when you want to add an other plugin.
You can obtain a Installation Manager by downloading a Web Installer IIM might be in the files agent.installer.win32.win32....
Best structure for ZIP files
Suppose you've got various extracted zip-files from the download. A zip file may have a name like "IBM Rational Test Workbench 1.2.3.zip".
Unzip these and move the contents 1 directory up!
Note! Move zipped directory in 1 level up!!
Combine them in a directory structure like (RTW85 as an example):
This way iim will find all repositories automatically. The directories XX_SETUP are needed when installing RTW.
Note! RPT files are not up to the standard.
First RPT.iso, use Winrar or other packages to unzip.
Futhermore you must create manually the /RPT/disk1 directory to store the unzip files.
For example the RFT-files were packaged in IBM_RFT_V8.5_CORE_PART_1_MP_ML.zip. The needed /RFT/disk1 directory is located in this zip file.
You can reference any IIM Repository on forehand on different locations using:
File > Preference
Point to disk1/diskTag.inf.
Note! For un-installing software you might need the installation repositories.
Keep copies of your repositories!
You can not upgrade IIM-32bit to IIM-64bit. When uninstalling IIM it will demand that you uninstall all applications.
You can combine all repositories to one using the Package Utility. The result is that for example you have the files
for an Eclipse installation only once. You can have multiple release of a product in one combined repository.
Make sure you've selected this option in the preferences to see IIM installation updates.
When having the installation files, you might want to reinstall again IIM (e.g. when it broke). Use
A colleague experienced that he was not able to install IIM on a clean (!) machine. After a windows-reinstall
a backup was restored giving him his files. IIM was not able to install because there were IIM file s in C:\ProgramData !!
Make sure this directory is empty from Rational files.
IIM on Linux
Installing applications on a 'server' Linux might result in the fact that there is no graphics (e.g. GNOME)
installed. Furthermore you might not have full admin rights to install.
To overcome two tips:
Install IIM in Console Mode:
Nonadministrator Install Console Mode:
Install packages in Console Mode
Figure: IBM Installation manager in console mode.
Note: The RPT-agent can not be installed using this console mode.
IIM can be found in Applications > IBM > InstallationManager > eclipse > IBMIM.app
To install IIM one can use:
Warning! The IIM from the Enterprise Deployment did not install correctly (184).
I experienced that the IIM from the Enterprise Deployment did not install correctly (184).
The installation of RTW_SETUP did install a version of IIM correctly.
It can be started as an executable. The menu’s do work, only after activation of any other non-IIM window.
I experienced that the menu (eg. file) of IIM did not work directly. By selecting first an other application, the menu of
IIM will work afterwards
IIM links for creating a DataInstallation (no install, generate reponcefile)
Make a UNZIP directory and unzip the software packages.
Check the license.opt file to point to the right license server
If you delete the version variable in the recording the 'latest' available will
./imcl input RIT90.resp -acceptLicense
The package utility give you the ability to merge various repositories to one.
This gives the option to e.g. group all software of RTW V1 and RTW V1.1 into 1 repository.
Any duplicate files are than removed from the repositories. This can save a lot of diskspace.
Additionally you can create 1 repository for "Test Client" with all the test client modules
and one "Test Server" with all the server modules.
com.ibm.cic.agent.prefs contains the repository list.