WebSphere Application Server Centralized Installation Manager – Part 8

Appendix A: Installing openssh-server in Ubuntu


To install ssh server in Ubuntu, execute the following command

$ sudo apt-get install openssh-server


For example:


wasadmin@localhost-desktop:/opt/software/ibmrepository$ sudo apt-get install openssh-server

[sudo] password for arun:

Reading package lists… Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information… Done

The following extra packages will be installed:


Suggested packages:

rssh molly-guard openssh-blacklist openssh-blacklist-extra

The following NEW packages will be installed:

openssh-server ssh-import-id

0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 295 not upgraded.

Need to get 340 kB of archives.

After this operation, 958 kB of additional disk space will be used.

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main openssh-server amd64 1:5.8p1-1ubuntu3 [335 kB]

Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main ssh-import-id all 2.4-0ubuntu1 [5,934 B]

Fetched 340 kB in 2s (118 kB/s)

Preconfiguring packages …

Selecting previously deselected package openssh-server.

(Reading database … 145022 files and directories currently installed.)

Unpacking openssh-server (from …/openssh-server_1%3a5.8p1-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb) …

Selecting previously deselected package ssh-import-id.

Unpacking ssh-import-id (from …/ssh-import-id_2.4-0ubuntu1_all.deb) …

Processing triggers for ureadahead …

ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot

Processing triggers for ufw …

Processing triggers for man-db …

Setting up openssh-server (1:5.8p1-1ubuntu3) …

Creating SSH2 RSA key; this may take some time …

Creating SSH2 DSA key; this may take some time …

Creating SSH2 ECDSA key; this may take some time …

ssh start/running, process 14810

Setting up ssh-import-id (2.4-0ubuntu1) …


Appendix B: Job Types & targets

The Job Type list changes with the type of targets you have. Initially when you don’t have a target configured, If you try to create a job by clicking “Submit” under “Jobs” in the left navigation of Job Manager admin console, the Job type drop-down is empty as shown in the screen shot below.

After configuring a host as a target, the Job type list changes and contains the items shown in the screen capture.

All these Job Types accept a host as a target.


Appendix C: What’s new in CIM in WAS 8.0?

In version 7.0 it is possible to install only WAS 7.0 through CIM. But in WAS 8.0 ND, it is possible to install all the IBM Installation Manager installable products. Note that the actual Installation of the product is done by Installation Manager. The Job Manager just executes installation manager with the required information that is passed through Job parameters and the response file.

In version 7.0, a private repository is maintained on the deployment manager. This means that the product files are transmitted over network during the installation. But in WAS 8.0 ND, CIM is integrated to the Job Manager and the Job Manager maintains only an Installation Kit. The product files are retrieved by the Installation Manager from a local repository. This reduces network traffic and CPU usage in the Job Manager machine.

In Version 8.0, the installation is done from command line through Job Manager submitJob command as opposed to CIM AdminTask commands in Version 7.0.

The capabilities that are added to CIM in Version 8.0 are

  1. Install, update & uninstall Installation Manager
  2. Manage profiles
  3. Run command
  4. Distribute, Collect & Delete file
  5. sudo support for Linux, AIX, Solaris & HP-UX (only in V8.0.0.1, i.e. fix pack 1)

This is quite a difference and hence it is an advantage if you are not aware of version 7.0 CIM specifics as in that case you need not unlearn certain things.

About Steve Robinson

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