IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics, Version

Silent installation - WAS agent

You can use the Installer to install ITCAM Agent for WebSphere Applications in silent mode. To do this, modify the sample file provided on the installation DVD, and then run the installer from the command line.

To perform a silent installation, first prepare the response file. Then, run the installer, supplying the name of the response file. A silent uninstallation does not require a response file.

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Prepare the response file for the agent installation

To prepare a response file for installing the agent:

  1. On the product installation DVD, in the top level directory, locate the silent_install.txt file.

  2. Make a copy of this file, and open it in a text editor.

  3. Modify the following property, if necessary. Do not modify any other properties.

    Response file property Meaning
    EncryptionKey The 32-character encryption key used to secure password transmission and other sensitive data across your IBM Tivoli Monitoring environment.

  4. Save the edited copy in a work directory, for example, as /tmp/silent.txt.

Run the Installer in silent mode

After preparing the response file for your installation and uninstallation, run the installer, specifying the path and name for the response file. Perform the following procedure:

  1. Change to the directory where the installation DVD is mounted.

  2. Invoke

      ./ -q -h ITM_home -p response_file_name

    ...where ITM_home specifies the destination directory where the agent will be installed (by default it is...


    you can use different destination directories to install several copies of the agent on the same host); response_file_name is the name of the response file you have prepared (with full path). For example:

      ./ -q -h /opt/IBM/ITM -p /tmp/silent.txt

if you are performing an upgrade or maintenance level update, and the monitoring agent is currently running, silent installation will be aborted.

Performing a silent uninstallation

To uninstall ITCAM Agent for WebSphere Applications in silent mode:

You can find complete information about silent Tivoli monitoring installation in "Appendix B. Performing a silent installation of IBM Tivoli Monitoring" of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring: Installation and Setup Guide.

Parent topic:

Silent installation and configuration on Linux and UNIX systems