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Install an IIP

Use the IBM Installation Factory plug-in for WebSphere eXtreme Scale to install an integrated installation package (IIP). An IIP combines one or more installation packages into a single workflow that you design.


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 an IIP for more information.

An IIP can include one or more generally available installation packages, one or more CIPs, and other optional files and directories. By installing an IIP, you aggregate multiple installation packages, or contributions, into a single package, and you then install the contributions in a specific order to complete an end-to-end installation.


Procedure

  1. Run the following script to start the wizard:

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

    • [Windows] IIP_home\bin\install.bat

  2. Click About on the Welcome panel to view the details of the IIP, such as the package identifier, the supported operating systems, and the included installation packages.

    Optional: To modify the installation options for each package, click Modify.

    Optional: Two View Log buttons are displayed on the wizard panel.

    To view the log of each package, click the View Log button that is displayed next to the table that lists the installation packages. To view the overall log details of the IIP, click the View Log button that is displayed next to the status information.

  3. Select the installation packages to run, and click Install. A list of all the contributions in the order of invocation that the IIP contains is displayed.

    To designate which contribution invocations should not be run during the installation, clear the checkbox located next to the Installation name field.


Results

You successfully installed an IIP.


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Create a build definition file and generating an IIP