Installing CIP features on an existing Network Deployment product

This topic describes one of several options for installing a customized installation package (CIP) that includes the IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, V6 product and one or more maintenance packages. This topic describes how to use the CIP Installation wizard to install features that are included in the CIP. The Installation wizard also installs maintenance packages that are included in the CIP.

 

Before you begin

This topic describes one of the available installation procedures.

If this topic does not describe the procedure that you meant to select, click the link to the description of the appropriate installation procedure before you issue the install command.

Knowing what component to install and in what order to install the component is an important consideration. At some time before starting this installation, see Planning to install Network Deployment .

 

About this task

Perform the following procedure to add features to an existing WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment installation.

This installation also installs maintenance packages that are included in the CIP.

 

Procedure

  1. Log on to the operating system.

    Log on as root on an operating system such as AIX or Linux, or as a member of the administrator group on a Windows system.

    In addition, select a umask that would allow the owner to read/write to the files, and allow others to access them according to the prevailing system policy. For root, a umask of 022 is recommended. For non-root users a umask of 002 or 022 could be used, depending on whether or not the users share the group. To verify the umask setting, issue the following command

    umask
    
    To set the umask setting to 022, issue the following command

    umask 022
    

    When installing on a Windows system, a Windows service is automatically created to autostart the application server if your installer user account has the following advanced user rights:

    • Act as part of the operating system

    • Log on as a service

    For example, on some Windows systems, click Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > User Rights Assignments to set the advanced options. See your Windows documentation for more information.

    The installation wizard grants your Windows user ID the advanced user rights, if the user ID belongs to the administrator group. The silent installation does not grant these rights. If you create a new user ID on a Windows platform to perform a silent installation, restart the system to activate the proper authorizations for the user ID before you can perform a successful silent installation.

    If you plan to run the application server as a Windows service, do not install from a user ID that contains spaces. A user ID with spaces cannot be validated. Such a user ID is not allowed to continue the installation. To work around this problem, install with a user ID that does not contain spaces.

  2. Insert the CD-ROM or DVD with the customized installation package (CIP). Or access the directory where the CIP is located. If necessary, mount the disc drive as described in Mounting disc drives on operating systems such as AIX or Linux .

  3. Start the installation directly with the install command.

    1. Change to the WAS directory.

    2. Run the install command.

      • ./install

      • install

    After launching the CIP installation wizard from the command line, the wizard initializes and then displays the Welcome panel. Click About this custom installation package to display detailed information about the current custom installation package, such as the edition and version.

  4. Click Next to continue.

    The license agreement displays.

  5. Click the radio button beside the I accept the terms in the license agreement message to agree to the license agreement and click Next to continue.

    After you accept the licensing terms, the installation wizard checks for a supported operating system and prerequisite patches.

    If you encounter a problem such as not having the right prerequisite updates on your system, cancel the installation, make the required changes, and restart the installation.

    Although the installation wizard checks for prerequisite operating system patches with the prereqChecker application, review the prerequisites on the Supported hardware and software Web site if you have not already done so.

    The Web site lists all supported operating systems and the operating system fixes and patches that install to have a compliant operating system.

    Refer to the documentation for non-IBM prerequisite and corequisite products to learn how to migrate to their supported versions.

  6. After confirming that your operating system is supported and that you have installed all necessary patches, click Next to continue.

    The installation wizard checks for a previous installation at the same major product level.

    If the wizard detects a previous installation, it displays the Existing installation panel. This task assumes that a previous installation exists and that you are adding features with an incremental installation.

    The CIP wizard detects all WAS installations. Use a CIP to update the binary files of base, Network Deployment, and Express installations. Thus, use a CIP to do cross product installation. However, you cannot upgrade from one product level to the next; for example, you cannot use a CIP to upgrade from a V5 product to a V6 product. Further, you cannot use a CIP to add features to a different edition installation.

  7. Select the check box to apply maintenance and add features, then click Next.

    Do not change the installation directory unless another existing installation is in the directory that you specify. An incremental installation adds features to the shared binaries identified in the field.

    You can add available CIP features to the binaries at any time, by running the CIP Installation wizard again. Installing additional features does not affect profiles that you might have already created. (Profiles are runtime environments that are described in a later step.)

    When adding features during an incremental installation, the wizard displays the Features selection panel next.

  8. Select features to install and click Next.

    A CIP might have from zero to all of the product features. You can install only what was included in the CIP.

    Table 1. Features for the WAS Network Deployment product
    Feature Description
    Core product files Installs the product binary code.
    Application Server Samples Installs the Samples Gallery and Plants By WebSphere applications.
    Javadoc Installs the application programming interface (API) and system programming interface (SPI) documentation for WAS classes.

    For better performance in either a development or production environment, do not install the Samples. By omitting the Samples, you can improve application server startup time by 60 percent and save 15 percent of disc space. You can save up to 30 percent of process footprint (based on a maximum heap size of 256 MB).

    The installation wizard displays a confirmation panel.

  9. Review the summary information and click Next to install the product code or Back to change your specifications.

    The disc space shown on the pre-installation summary panel includes space for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Subtract the size of the JVM for your operating system to determine the installed size on disc for the features that you selected.

    Table 2. JVM sizes
    AIX HP-UX Linux Solaris Windows
    59 MB pa-risc: 109 MB

    64 bit: 137 MB

    ia32: 83 MB

    64 bit: 133 MB

    81 MB ia32: 75 MB

    64 bit: 71 MB

    Verify that you have the total amount of free space shown before installing. Space is required for a working copy of the JVM during the installation.

    The installation wizard creates the uninstaller program and then displays a progress panel that shows which components are being installed. At the end of the installation, the wizard displays the Installation completion panel.

    At the end of the installation, the wizard displays the Installation completion panel.

  10. Verify the success of the installer program by examining the completion panel and the log.txt file for installation status.

    Examine the app_server_root/logs/log.txt file to verify that there were no file system or other unusual errors while installing. If there are problems, correct them, and reinstall the product.

    The slip install log for the Installation Factory is located in the app_server_root/logs/log.txt file, which is the same log file as for a normal installation. If the file already exists, new log messages are appended to the file.

    If you use the Update Installer to uninstall maintenance packages that the Installation Factory installed in a slip installation, the results are in a log in the app_server_root/logs/update/name_of_CIP directory.

    If problems occur, consult the following applicable logs:

    Log files for WebSphere Application Server products: The following table shows the installation logs, content, and indicators of success and failure for WAS products for V6.

    Table 3. Installation and profile creation logs for WAS products
    Log Content Indicators
    app_server_root/logs/log.txt Logs all installation events

    INSTCONFFAIL

    Total installation failure.

    INSTCONFSUCCESS

    Successful installation.

    INSTCONFPARTIALSUCCESS

    Installation errors occurred but the installation is still usable. Additional information identifies the errors.
    app_server_root/wasprofileprofile.log

    • Traces all events that occur during the creation of the named profile

    • Created when using the Profile Creation wizard or the wasprofile command

    INSTCONFFAIL

    Total profile creation failure.

    INSTCONFSUCCESS

    Successful profile creation.

    INSTCONFPARTIALSUCCESS

    Profile creation errors occurred but the profile is still functional. Additional information identifies the errors.
    app_server_root/logs/wasprofile/wasprofile_delete_ profile.log

    • Traces all events that occur during the deletion of the named profile

    • Created when using the Profile Creation wizard or the wasprofile command

    INSTCONFFAIL

    Total profile deletion failure.

    INSTCONFSUCCESS

    Successful profile deletion.

    INSTCONFPARTIALSUCCESS

    Profile deletion errors occurred but the profile is still deleted. Additional information identifies the errors.
    profile_root/logs/pctLog.txt Logs all profile creation events that occur when using the Profile Creation wizard

    INSTCONFFAIL

    Total profile creation failure.

    INSTCONFSUCCESS

    Successful profile creation.

    INSTCONFPARTIALSUCCESS

    Profile creation errors occurred but the profile is still functional. Additional information identifies the errors.
    app_server_root\logs\instconfig.log (Not available on systems such as AIX or Linux) Logs the activities of ANT configuration scripts that run at the end of the installation procedure.

    Configuration action failed:

    Unsuccessful ANT script configuration.

    Configuration action succeeded:

    Successful ANT script configuration.

    If the installation of the core product files fails, fix the error and reinstall.

    If the creation of a profile fails, fix the error and run the Profile Creation wizard to recreate the profile.

    Troubleshoot the installation if the app_server_root/logs/log.txt file or the app_server_root/logs/wasprofile/wasprofile_create_default.log file does not contain a record of any problems, but problems exist.

    See Troubleshooting installation and Installation component troubleshooting tips for more information.

    Examine the Start menu entry. The menu is an indication of a successful installation:

    • [All] Programs > IBM WebSphere > Application Server Network Deployment v6

    If problems exist that cause you to reinstall the product, correct the errors, uninstall the product as described in Uninstalling the product , reboot a Windows machine or log off and back on as root on a machine with an operating system such as AIX or Linux, and reinstall.

  11. Click Finish to close the installation wizard.

    Select the check box to launch the Profile Creation wizard, then click Next to close the installation wizard and launch the Profile Creation wizard.

    See Creating profiles through the graphical user interface for more information.

 

Results

The Installation wizard installs the new features in the existing installation root directory. The Installation wizard configures the WAS Network Deployment product for the new features.

You must create a profile that defines a deployment manager, a managed node, or a stand-alone application server to have an operational environment.

The Installation wizard updates selected features to the new maintenance level. If any maintenance package includes service for an existing profile, the profile is updated to the new service level.

 

What to do next

Create a deployment manager profile and an application server profile.

Use the Profile Creation wizard to create profiles in the default profile_root directory or in a directory that you select.

See Creating profiles through the graphical user interface .

Deploy an application to get started!

After creating an application server profile, you can deploy an application. See Fast paths for WebSphere Application Server to get started deploying applications.

Note: Adding the samples feature does not automatically deploy the samples to existing profiles that did not have samples deployed to them initially. New profiles need to be created to deploy the samples.


Related information
Developing and installing customized installation packages

 



 

 

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