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Install a CIP

Simplify the product installation process by installing a customized installation package (CIP). A CIP is a single product installation image that can include one or more maintenance packages, configuration scripts, and other files.

Before you begin

Before you can install a CIP, create a build definition file to specify what options to include in the CIP. See Create a build definition file and generating a CIP for more information.

A CIP combines and installs a single product component with maintenance packages, customization scripts, and other files.


  1. Stop all processes that are running on the workstation you are preparing for installation.

    To stop the deployment manager, run the following script:

    • [Linux][Unix] profile_root/bin/

    • [Windows] profile_root\bin\stopManager.bat

    To stop the nodes, run the following script:

    • [Linux][Unix] profile_root/bin/

    • [Windows] profile_root\bin\stopNode.bat

  2. Run the following script to start the installation:

    • [Linux][Unix] CIP_home/bin/install

    • [Windows] CIP_home\bin\install.bat

  3. Follow the prompts in the wizard to complete the installation.

    The optional features panel lists the features from which you can choose to install. However, features cannot be added incrementally to the product environment after the product is installed. If you choose not to install a feature with the initial product installation, uninstall and reinstall the product to add the feature.

    The Profile augmentation panel lists existing profiles that you can select to augment with the features of eXtreme Scale. If you select existing profiles that are already in use, however, a warning panel is displayed. To continue with the installation, either stop the servers that are configured in the profiles, or click Back to remove the profiles from the selection.


You successfully installed the CIP.

What to do next

If you are running WAS v6.1 or v7.0, you can use the Profile Management Tool plug-in or the manageprofiles command to create and augment profiles. If you are running WAS v6.0.2, use the wasprofile command to create and augment profiles. See Create and augment profiles for WebSphere eXtreme Scale for more information.

If you augmented profiles for eXtreme Scale during the installation process, you can deploy applications, start a catalog service, and start the containers in the WAS environment. See Configure WebSphere eXtreme Scale with WAS for more information.

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Create a build definition file and generating a CIP