WebSphere Application Server Centralized Installation Manager – Part 1


Centralized Installation Manager (CIM) is a feature that is accessible from the Job Manager in WAS 8.0 ND. As its name says, Centralized Installation Manager helps in the installation of all IBM Installation Manager installable products from a central location, i.e. from a Job Manager. IBM Installation Manager can also be installed through CIM.

The setup used in this HowTo is shown below

The First machine hosts the Job Manager. The Job Manager is configured with a host (target) that represents the machine The Job Manager is also configured with a Installation Manager Installation Kit, the installer that we use to install IBM Installation Manager.

The second machine (target) must have SSH Server for CIM to work. The target machine is also configured with a local repository that contains the packages that we want to install.

You need at least two machines to complete this HowTo. IBM Installation Manager Version 1.4.3 or above is required for this to work.

It is recommended to complete the following HowTo’s before going ahead with this.

  1. Job Manager HowTo (Should complete)

  2. Silent Installation HowTo (Must complete)

  3. Uninstalling WAS HowTo (Could complete)

Must complete – May not be able to complete this HowTo without completing the other module
Should complete – Completing the other module is important, but not mandatory
Could complete – Completing the other module will help understand this HowTo in a better way

Install Installation Manager

Create a Job Manager profile

First let us create a Job Manager profile silently in the machine

Cd to <WAS_ROOT>/bin directory

Execute manageprofiles.sh tool to create a Job Manager profile as shown below

$ ./manageprofiles.sh -create

-profileName jobmgr01

-profilePath /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/jobmgr01

-templatePath /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/management

-serverType JOB_MANAGER

-hostName localhost

-nodeName jobmgr_node

-enableAdminSecurity true -adminUserName jobmgr01 -adminPassword jobmgr01

For example:

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin$ sudo ./manageprofiles.sh -create -profileName jobmgr01 -profilePath /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/jobmgr01 -serverType JOB_MANAGER -templatePath /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/management -hostName localhost -nodeName jobmgr_node -enableAdminSecurity true -adminUserName jobmgr01 -adminPassword jobmgr01
INSTCONFSUCCESS: Success: Profile jobmgr01 now exists. Please consult /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/jobmgr01/logs/AboutThisProfile.txt for more information about this profile.

Cd to <JOB_MANAGER_PROFILE_ROOT>/bin directory

Start Job Manager by issuing the following command

$ ./startServer.sh jobmgr

For example:

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/jobmgr01/bin$ sudo ./startServer.sh jobmgr
ADMU0116I: Tool information is being logged in file
ADMU0128I: Starting tool with the jobmgr01 profile
ADMU3100I: Reading configuration for server: jobmgr
ADMU3200I: Server launched. Waiting for initialization status.
ADMU3000I: Server jobmgr open for e-business; process id is 5856

About Steve Robinson

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