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Install the Web Server Plug-ins using the GUI

We can use the Installation Manager GUI to install the Web Server Plug-ins.


Install Installation Manager:

  1. Perform one of the following procedures:

    • To use the Installation Manager included with this product, perform the following actions:

      1. Obtain the necessary files.

        There are three basic options for obtaining and installing Installation Manager and the product.

        • Access the physical media, and use local installation

          We can access the product repositories on the product media.

          1. Install Installation Manager on the system.

            We can install Installation Manager using the product media, using a file obtained from the Passport Advantage site, or using a file containing the most current version of Installation Manager from the IBM Installation Manager download website.

          2. Use Installation Manager to install the product from the product repositories on the media.

        • Download the files from the Passport Advantage site, and use local installation

          Licensed customers with a Passport Advantage ID and password can download the necessary product repositories from the Passport Advantage site.

          1. Download the files from the Passport Advantage site. images downloadable from the IBM Passport Advantage Online website and other information.

          2. Install Installation Manager on the system.

            We can install Installation Manager using the product media, using a file obtained from the Passport Advantage site, or using a file containing the most current version of Installation Manager from the IBM Installation Manager download website.

          3. Use Installation Manager to install the product from the downloaded repositories.

        • Access the live repositories, and use web-based installation

          If we have a Passport Advantage ID and password, we can install the product from the web-based repositories.

          1. Install Installation Manager on the system.

            We can install Installation Manager using the product media, using a file obtained from the Passport Advantage site, or using a file containing the most current version of Installation Manager from the IBM Installation Manager download website.

          2. Use Installation Manager to install the product from the web-based repository located at

              http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.websphere.PLG.v85

            This location does not contain a web page that we can access using a web browser. This is a remote web-based repository location that specify for the value of the -repositories parameter so that the imcl command can access the files in this repository to install the product.

          Whenever possible, you should use the remote web-based repositories so that you are accessing the most up-to-date installation files.

        • If we do not have a Passport Advantage ID and password, install the product from the product repositories on the media or local repositories.

        • With the Packaging Utility, we can create and manage packages for installation repositories. We can copy multiple packages into one repository or copy multiple disks for one product into a repository. We can copy packages from Passport Advantage or a web-based repository into a local repository for example. For more information on the Packaging Utility, go to the IBM Installation Manager Version 1.6 Information Center or the IBM Installation Manager Version 1.5 Information Center.

      2. Change to the location containing the Installation Manager installation files, and run one of the following commands:

        Administrative installation:

        • install.exe

        • ./install

        Non-administrative installation:

        • userinst.exe

        • ./userinst

        Group-mode installation:

        ./groupinst


        Notes on group mode:

        The installer opens an Install Packages window.

      3. Make sure the Installation Manager package is selected, and click Next.

      4. Accept the terms in the license agreements, and click Next.

        The program creates the directory for the installation.

      5. Click Next.

      6. Review the summary information, and click Install.

        • If the installation is successful, the program displays a message indicating that installation is successful.

        • If the installation is not successful, click View Log File to troubleshoot the problem.

    • If we already have Installation Manager Version 1.5.2 or later installed on the system and to use it to install and maintain the product, obtain the necessary product files.

      There are three basic options for installing the product.

      • Access the physical media, and use local installation

        We can access the product repositories on the product media. Use Installation Manager to install the product from the product repositories on the media.

      • Download the files from the Passport Advantage site, and use local installation

        Licensed customers with a Passport Advantage ID and password can download the necessary product repositories from the Passport Advantage site.

        1. Download the product repositories from the Passport Advantage site. images downloadable from the IBM Passport Advantage Online website and other information.

        2. Use Installation Manager to install the product from the downloaded repositories.

      • Access the live repositories, and use web-based installation

        If we have a Passport Advantage ID and password, we can use Installation Manager to install the product from the web-based repositories. Use Installation Manager to install the product from the web-based repository located at

          http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.websphere.PLG.v85

        This location does not contain a web page that we can access using a web browser. This is a remote web-based repository location that specify for the value of the -repositories parameter so that the imcl command can access the files in this repository to install the product.

        Whenever possible, you should use the remote web-based repositories so that you are accessing the most up-to-date installation files.

      • If we do not have a Passport Advantage ID and password, install the product from the product repositories on the media or local repositories.

      • With the Packaging Utility, we can create and manage packages for installation repositories. We can copy multiple packages into one repository or copy multiple disks for one product into a repository. We can copy packages from Passport Advantage or a web-based repository into a local repository for example. For more information on the Packaging Utility, go to the IBM Installation Manager Version 1.6 Information Center or the IBM Installation Manager Version 1.5 Information Center.

  2. Add the product repository to the Installation Manager preferences.

    1. Start Installation Manager.

    2. Click File > Preferences.

    3. Select Repositories.

    4. Perform the following actions:

      1. Click Add Repository.

      2. Enter the path to the repository.config file in the location containing the repository files.

        For example:

        • C:\repositories\product_name\local-repositories

        • /var/repositories/product_name/local-repositories

        or

          http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.websphere.PLG.v85

      3. Click OK.

    5. Deselect any locations listed in the Repositories window that you will not be using.

    6. Click Apply.

    7. Click OK.

    8. Click File > Exit to close Installation Manager.

  1. Start Installation Manager.

    Tip: We can start Installation Manager in group mode with the ./IBMIM command.

  2. Click Install.

    If we are prompted to authenticate, use the IBM ID and password that you registered with on the program website.

    Installation Manager searches its defined repositories for available packages.

  3. Perform the following actions.

    1. Select Web Server Plug-ins for IBM WebSphere Application Server and the appropriate version.

      If we are installing the ILAN version of this product, select Web Server Plug-ins for IBM WebSphere Application Server (ILAN).

      If we already have the Web Server Plug-ins installed on the system, a message displays indicating that the Web Server Plug-ins are already installed. To create another installation of the Web Server Plug-ins in another location, click Continue.

      If the Search service repositories during installation and updates option is selected on the Installation Manager Repository preference page and you are connected to the Internet, we can click Check for Other Versions and Extensions to search for updates in the default update repositories for the selected packages. In this case, we do not need to add the specific service-repository URL to the Installation Manager Repository preference page.

    2. Select the fixes to install.

      Any recommended fixes are selected by default.

      If there are recommended fixes, we can select the option to show only recommended fixes and hide non-recommended fixes.

    3. Click Next.

    Installation Manager might prompt you to update to the latest level of Installation Manager when it connects to the repository. Update to the newer version before continuing if you are prompted to do so. Read the IBM Installation Manager Version 1.6 Information Center or the IBM Installation Manager Version 1.5 Information Center for information about automatic updates.

  4. Accept the terms in the license agreements, and click Next.

  5. Installation root directory for the product binaries, which are also referred to as the core product files or system files.

    The panel also displays the shared resources directory and disk-space information.

    Restrictions:

    • Delete the default target location and leaving an installation-directory field empty prevents you from continuing.

    • Do not use symbolic links as the destination directory.

      Symbolic links are not supported.

    • Do not use a semicolon in the directory name.

      The Web Server Plug-ins cannot install properly if the target directory includes a semicolon.

      A semicolon is the character used to construct the class path on Windows systems.

    • The maximum path length on the Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems is 60 characters.

  6. Click Next.

  7. If we are installing on a 64-bit system, choose between a 32-bit and 64-bit IBM Runtime Environment for Java and click Next.

    • This option displays only if you are installing on a 64-bit system.

    • We must select one of the two options.

    • You cannot modify this installation later and change this selection.

  8. Review the summary information, and click Install.

    • If the installation is successful, the program displays a message indicating that installation is successful.

      The program might also display important post-installation instructions as well.

    • If the installation is not successful, click View Log File to troubleshoot the problem.

  9. Click Finish.

  10. Click File > Exit to close Installation Manager.


Related tasks

  • Install and uninstall the Web Server Plug-ins on distributed operating systems
  • Install the Web Server Plug-ins using response files
  • Install the Web Server Plug-ins using the command line
  • Install fix packs on the Web Server Plug-ins using the GUI
  • Uninstall fix packs from the Web Server Plug-ins using the GUI
  • Uninstall Web Server Plug-ins using the GUI
  • Uninstall the Web Server Plug-ins using response files
  • Uninstall the Web Server Plug-ins using the command line