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Manage Installation Manager using the job manager

We can store and manage all of the installation manager installation kits from a central location.

Before we can work with IBM Installation Manager, we must register at least one host with the job manager. We must also have acquired one or more Installation Manager installation kits.

(ZOS) Note: CIM jobs to install, uninstall, and update Installation Manager are not supported on z/OS targets. We must first install Installation Manager on z/OS targets before using CIM manage offerings jobs.

IBM Installation Manager 1.4.3 or later is required.

If we have multiple Installation Manager offerings or need to manage Installation Manager on multiple remote machines, the job manager can automate this process. Job manager can also store your Installation Manager installation kits in a single repository. This allows us to manage the installation kits from a single location and send the installation kits to multiple machines.


Submit an inventory job to see what is installed on a host

(iSeries) The centralized installation manager can not discover profiles for Application Client and Plugin on IBM i platforms.


Browse the Installation Manager installation kit directory and change the directory location

Perform this task using the administrative console graphical user interface. Open the administrative console and select...


Submit a job to install Installation Manager on a host using the administrative console

  1. In the administrative console, select...

      Job > Submit > Install IBM Installation Manager > Next

  2. Specify the job parameters. The Install Action menu has the following options:

    • Install based on login credentials

    • Install for single user only

    • Install for a group of users


Submit a job to install Installation Manager on a host by sending the installation kit from the command line

The installIM job has the following required parameters:

The installIM job has the following optional parameters:


Review the Installation Manager license


Submit a job to update Installation Manager on a host

We provide an Installation Manager repository URL from the command line. This job has the following required parameter:

For example:


Submit a job to update Installation Manager on a host using the administrative console

  1. In the administrative console, selectJob > Submit.

  2. In the job type menu list, select Update IBM Installation Manager. Click Next.

  3. Specify target names and target authentication.

  4. Specify the job parameters and accept the license agreement:

    • installPath: IBM Installation Manager installation location.
    • repository: IBM Installation Manager repository.
    • keyringFile: IBM Installation Manager key ring file, the credentials for the protected repository are retrieved from the key ring file.
    • keyringPassword: Password for accessing key ring file.


We can delete Installation Manager installation kits from the repository

Perform this task using the administrative console graphical user interface. Open the administrative console and select...

  • We can submit a job to uninstall IBM Installation Manager. For example:

    • Use Jacl:

        $AdminTask submitJob {-jobType uninstallIM -targetList {hostname} -jobParams { {installPath <IM install path>}}}

    • Use Jython:

        AdminTask.submitJob('-jobType uninstallIM -targetList [hostname] -jobParams [ [installPath <IM install path>] ]]')

  • We can submit a job to uninstall Installation Manager using the administrative console.

    1. In the administrative console, select Jobs > Submit.

    2. In the job type menu list, select Uninstall IBM Installation Manager. Click Next.

    3. Specify target names and target authentication.

    4. Specify the job parameters.

      • The following parameter is required: installPath, IBM Installation Manager installation location.


    Submit a job to find Installation Manager data locations

    We can add specific data locations, or search the system for Installation Manager data locations.

    1. In the administrative console, select Jobs > Submit.

    2. In the job type menu list, select Add or search for Installation Manager data locations. Click Next.

    3. Specify target names and target authentication.

    4. Specify the job parameters.

      • We can specify Installation Manager data locations.

      • We can search the system for Installation Manager data locations.

    We have installed, updated, or deleted Installation Manager and Installation Manager installation kits on a target machine.


    What to do next

    We can continue to view node resources and do other job management tasks such as submit jobs, create node groups for job submission, and view nodes.


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