The IBM Integration Bus is installed via the Installation Manager. If you are unable to use the graphical user interface, you can use the console and/or the web mode available in the Installation Manager to install the latest IIB Toolkit fixpack.

Here is an example on how to install a fixpack using the console mode. In this example we are upgrading IIB Toolkit from 9.0.0.9 to 9.0.0.10:

  • Navigate to the Installation Manager directory and move into the eclipse/tools directory. Launch the “console mode” by executing: imcl.exe -c.
  • C:\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\tools>imcl.exe -c

    IBM Installation Manager

    Select:
    1. Install – Install software packages
    2. Update – Find and install updates and fixes to installed software packages
    3. Modify – Change installed software packages
    4. Roll Back – Revert to an earlier version of installed software packages
    5. Uninstall – Remove installed software packages

    Other Options:
    L. View Logs
    S. View Installation History
    V. View Installed Packages
    ————————
    P. Preferences
    ————————
    A. About IBM Installation Manager
    ————————
    X. Exit Installation Manager

  • Add the location of the fixpack repository (repository.config) in the Preferences. Apply the changes and return to Main Menu.
  • C:\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\tools>imcl.exe -c

    IBM Installation Manager

    Select:
    1. Install – Install software packages
    2. Update – Find and install updates and fixes to installed software packages
    3. Modify – Change installed software packages
    4. Roll Back – Revert to an earlier version of installed software packages
    5. Uninstall – Remove installed software packages

    Other Options:
    L. View Logs
    S. View Installation History
    V. View Installed Packages
    ————————
    P. Preferences
    ————————
    A. About IBM Installation Manager
    ————————
    X. Exit Installation Manager

    —–> P

    IBM Installation Manager> Preferences

    Select:
    1. Repositories
    2. Appearance
    3. Files for Rollback
    4. SSL/TLS
    5. HTTP/FTP Proxy
    6. Passport Advantage
    7. Secure Storage
    8. Updates

    R. Return to Main Menu
    —–> [1] 1

    IBM Installation Manager> Preferences> Repositories

    Repositories:

    Other Options:
    D. Add Repository

    S. [X] Search service repositories during installation and updates

    R. Restore Defaults
    A. Apply Changes and Return to Preferences Menu
    P. Temporarily Keep Changes and Return to Preferences Menu

    —–> D

    IBM Installation Manager> Preferences> Repositories> Add Repository

    Enter a new repository location. To skip, press Enter:
    —–> C:\9.0.0-IIT-WINIA32-FP0010\IIT9000_90010\repository.config
    Checking repositories…

    IBM Installation Manager> Preferences> Repositories

    Repositories:
    1. [X] C:\9.0.0-IIT-WINIA32-FP0010\IIT9000_90010\repository.config

    Other Options:
    D. Add Repository

    S. [X] Search service repositories during installation and updates

    R. Restore Defaults
    A. Apply Changes and Return to Preferences Menu
    P. Temporarily Keep Changes and Return to Preferences Menu

    —–> A

    IBM Installation Manager> Preferences

    Select:
    1. Repositories
    2. Appearance
    3. Files for Rollback
    4. SSL/TLS
    5. HTTP/FTP Proxy
    6. Passport Advantage
    7. Secure Storage
    8. Updates

    R. Return to Main Menu
    —–> [1] R

    IBM Installation Manager

    Select:
    1. Install – Install software packages
    2. Update – Find and install updates and fixes to installed software packages
    3. Modify – Change installed software packages
    4. Roll Back – Revert to an earlier version of installed software packages
    5. Uninstall – Remove installed software packages

    Other Options:
    L. View Logs
    S. View Installation History
    V. View Installed Packages
    ————————
    P. Preferences
    ————————
    A. About IBM Installation Manager
    ————————
    X. Exit Installation Manager

  • Select the option to Update. Make sure that the package is set to “IBM Integration Toolkit” and that the package version is set to the fixpack you want to install. Accept the license agreement and select the option to update. Once the upgrade has completed successfully, then select Finish and exit the Installation Manager console.
  • IBM Installation Manager

    Select:
    1. Install – Install software packages
    2. Update – Find and install updates and fixes to installed software packages
    3. Modify – Change installed software packages
    4. Roll Back – Revert to an earlier version of installed software packages
    5. Uninstall – Remove installed software packages

    Other Options:
    L. View Logs
    S. View Installation History
    V. View Installed Packages
    ————————
    P. Preferences
    ————————
    A. About IBM Installation Manager
    ————————
    X. Exit Installation Manager

    —–> 2

    Checking repositories…
    Loading repositories…

    IBM Installation Manager> Update

    Select a package group to update:
    1. [X] IBM Integration Toolkit

    Details of package group IBM Integration Toolkit:
    Package Group Name : IBM Integration Toolkit
    Shared Resources Directory : C:\IBM\SDPShared
    Installation Directory : C:\IBM\IntegrationToolkit90
    Translations : English

    Other Options:
    U. Update All
    A. Unselect All

    N. Next, C. Cancel
    —–> [N] N
    Preparing installed packages in the selected package groups…
    Validating package group locations…

    Searching updates…
    Preparing and resolving the selected packages…
    Validating the selected updates…

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages

    Package group: IBM Integration Toolkit

    Update packages:
    1. [X] IBM Integration Toolkit 9.0.0.900
    2. [X] Version 9.0.0.1000

    Other Options:
    A. Show All
    R. Select Recommended

    B. Back, N. Next, C. Cancel
    —–> [N] N
    Validating package prerequisites…

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages> Licenses

    Read the following license agreements carefully.
    View a license agreement by entering the number:
    1. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0
    2. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0 – 3rd Party Licenses
    3. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0 – Non IBM Licenses

    Options:
    A. [ ] I accept the terms in the license agreements
    D. [ ] I do not accept the terms in the license agreements

    B. Back, C. Cancel
    —–> [C] A

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages> Licenses

    Read the following license agreements carefully.
    View a license agreement by entering the number:
    1. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0
    2. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0 – 3rd Party Licenses
    3. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0 – Non IBM Licenses

    Options:
    A. [X] I accept the terms in the license agreements
    D. [ ] I do not accept the terms in the license agreements

    B. Back, N. Next, C. Cancel
    —–> [N] N

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages> Licenses> Features

    IBM Integration Toolkit
    1. [X] IBM Integration Toolkit Core

    B. Back, N. Next, C. Cancel
    —–> [N] N

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages> Licenses> Features> Summary

    Target Location:
    Shared Resources Directory : C:\IBM\SDPShared
    Update packages:
    1. IBM Integration Toolkit (C:\IBM\IntegrationToolkit90)
    2. IBM Integration Toolkit 9.0.0.900
    3. Features to install:
    4. IBM Integration Toolkit Core

    Options:
    G. Generate an Update Response File

    B. Back, U. Update, C. Cancel
    —–> [U] U

    25% 50% 75% 100%

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages> Licenses> Features>
    Summary> Completion

    The update completed successfully.

    Options:
    F. Finish
    —–> [F] F

    IBM Installation Manager

    Select:
    1. Install – Install software packages
    2. Update – Find and install updates and fixes to installed software packages
    3. Modify – Change installed software packages
    4. Roll Back – Revert to an earlier version of installed software packages
    5. Uninstall – Remove installed software packages

    Other Options:
    L. View Logs
    S. View Installation History
    V. View Installed Packages
    ————————
    P. Preferences
    ————————
    A. About IBM Installation Manager
    ————————
    X. Exit Installation Manager

    —–> X

    If you have any issues while using the Installation Manager in console mode, do the following:

    1. Edit the imcl.ini file located in eclipse\tools directory,
    2. Add the following parameter to the ini file: -Dcic.supports.console.mode=true
    3. Save the file and then start the Installation Manager in console mode

    If you want to upgrade the IIB Toolkit using the web mode, do the following:

    1. Navigate to the Installation Manager directory and move into the eclipse/web directory.
    2. Edit the ibmim-web.ini file and add the following parameter to the file: -Dcic.suppress.web.ui.checks=true
    3. Save the file.

  • Launch the “web mode” by executing ibmim-web.exe.
  • C:\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\web>ibmim-web.exe

  • This command will return the URL that you need to use to start the Installation Manager via the web.
  • Open a browser and go the URL returned by ibmim-web.exe. Notice that IM web interface looks just like the graphical user interface with the same menu options. You can now follow the same steps to upgrade IIB Toolkit to the latest fixpack as you would using the GUI.
  • You can also use the console mode to record a response file to later update the IIB Toolkit silently. To record a response file, you need to start the console mode using the – record parameter:
    imcl.exe -c -record

    At this point we are still using the repository.config from the previous example: C:\9.0.0-IIT-WINIA32-FP0010\IIT9000_90010\repository.config

    C:\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\tools>imcl.exe -c -record c:\response.xml

    IBM Installation Manager

    Select:
    1. Install – Install software packages
    2. Update – Find and install updates and fixes to installed software packages
    3. Modify – Change installed software packages
    4. Roll Back – Revert to an earlier version of installed software packages
    5. Uninstall – Remove installed software packages

    Other Options:
    L. View Logs
    S. View Installation History
    V. View Installed Packages
    ————————
    P. Preferences
    ————————
    A. About IBM Installation Manager
    ————————
    X. Exit Installation Manager

    —–> 2
    Checking repositories…
    Loading repositories…

    IBM Installation Manager> Update

    Select a package group to update:
    1. [X] IBM Integration Toolkit

    Details of package group IBM Integration Toolkit:
    Package Group Name : IBM Integration Toolkit
    Shared Resources Directory : C:\IBM\SDPShared
    Installation Directory : C:\IBM\IntegrationToolkit90
    Translations : English

    Other Options:
    U. Update All
    A. Unselect All

    N. Next, C. Cancel
    —–> [N] N
    Preparing installed packages in the selected package groups…
    Validating package group locations…

    Searching updates…
    Preparing and resolving the selected packages…
    Validating the selected updates…

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages

    Package group: IBM Integration Toolkit

    Update packages:
    1. [X] IBM Integration Toolkit 9.0.0.900
    2. [X] Version 9.0.0.1000

    Other Options:
    A. Show All
    R. Select Recommended

    B. Back, N. Next, C. Cancel
    —–> [N] N
    Validating package prerequisites…

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages> Licenses

    Read the following license agreements carefully.
    View a license agreement by entering the number:
    1. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0
    2. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0 – 3rd Party Licenses
    3. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0 – Non IBM Licenses

    Options:
    A. [ ] I accept the terms in the license agreements
    D. [ ] I do not accept the terms in the license agreements

    B. Back, C. Cancel
    —–> [C] A

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages> Licenses

    Read the following license agreements carefully.
    View a license agreement by entering the number:
    1. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0
    2. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0 – 3rd Party Licenses
    3. IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0 – Non IBM Licenses

    Options:
    A. [X] I accept the terms in the license agreements
    D. [ ] I do not accept the terms in the license agreements

    B. Back, N. Next, C. Cancel
    —–> [N] N

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages> Licenses> Features

    IBM Integration Toolkit
    1. [X] IBM Integration Toolkit Core

    B. Back, N. Next, C. Cancel
    —–> [N] N

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages> Licenses> Features> Summary

    Target Location:
    Shared Resources Directory : C:\IBM\SDPShared
    Update packages:
    1. IBM Integration Toolkit (C:\IBM\IntegrationToolkit90)
    2. IBM Integration Toolkit 9.0.0.900
    3. Features to install:
    4. IBM Integration Toolkit Core

    Options:
    G. Generate an Update Response File

    B. Back, U. Update, C. Cancel
    —–> [U] U

    25% 50% 75% 100%

    IBM Installation Manager> Update> Packages> Licenses> Features>
    Summary> Completion

    The update completed successfully.

    Options:
    F. Finish
    —–> [F] F

    IBM Installation Manager

    Select:
    1. Install – Install software packages
    2. Update – Find and install updates and fixes to installed software packages
    3. Modify – Change installed software packages
    4. Roll Back – Revert to an earlier version of installed software packages
    5. Uninstall – Remove installed software packages

    Other Options:
    L. View Logs
    S. View Installation History
    V. View Installed Packages
    ————————
    P. Preferences
    ————————
    A. About IBM Installation Manager
    ————————
    X. Exit Installation Manager

    —–> X

    Once the installation is completed successfully, a response.xml file will be created with the options selected during the installation. The response will look something like this:

    Now you can launch the Installation Manager with the -silent and -input parameters using the response file created
    before:

    C:\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\tools>imcl.exe -silent -input c:\response.xml -log c:\installation_log.txt -acceptLicense

    You can launch Installation Manager in console mode again to validate that the upgrade was indeed successful.

    C:\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\tools>imcl.exe -c

    IBM Installation Manager

    Select:
    1. Install – Install software packages
    2. Update – Find and install updates and fixes to installed software packages
    3. Modify – Change installed software packages
    4. Roll Back – Revert to an earlier version of installed software packages
    5. Uninstall – Remove installed software packages

    Other Options:
    L. View Logs
    S. View Installation History
    V. View Installed Packages
    ————————
    P. Preferences
    ————————
    A. About IBM Installation Manager
    ————————
    X. Exit Installation Manager

    —–> V

    IBM Installation Manager> Installed Packages

    View the following installed packages and fixes. Enter the number to see the
    details of a package group, package, or fix.
    1. IBM Integration Toolkit
    2. IBM Integration Toolkit 9.0.0.1000

    Other Options:
    O. OK

    —–> [O] O

    IBM Installation Manager

    Select:
    1. Install – Install software packages
    2. Update – Find and install updates and fixes to installed software packages
    3. Modify – Change installed software packages
    4. Roll Back – Revert to an earlier version of installed software packages
    5. Uninstall – Remove installed software packages

    Other Options:
    L. View Logs
    S. View Installation History
    V. View Installed Packages
    ————————
    P. Preferences
    ————————
    A. About IBM Installation Manager
    ————————
    X. Exit Installation Manager

    —–> X

    References:

    Installing and updating a fix pack or interim fix for WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit Version 6.1, Version 7.0, Version 8.0, and IBM Integration Toolkit Version 9.0

    Applying service to the IBM Integration Toolkit

    Using response files with the IBM Integration Toolkit

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