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Silently installing on Linux or UNIX systems

Authors: DanToczala, DavidCastellanos, MatthieuLeroux
Build basis: The IBM Complex Engineering solution for Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) 7.x and IBM Installation Manager 1.9.2

This article outlines the steps to complete a command-line driven, silent, non-root installation of version 7.0.2 of the The IBM Complex Engineering solution for Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) applications into a supported UNIX or Linux machine with no internet connectivity. The default application server, IBM Webesphere Liberty, will be installed. The guidance provided here might change over time.

Note: This article assumes the use of IBM Installation Manager 1.9.2. The steps in this procedure were done on a 64-bit Linux machine, but they should be relevant for other UNIX systems.


Read the System Requirements for IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management 7.0.2 and Planning to install on UNIX and Linux systems.


The installation is a simple procedure. It consists of installing IBM Installation Manager 1.9.2, editing a response file, and using it to install the ELM 7.0.2 package. This response file will be customized to specify ELM 7.0.2 installation and directory settings and then be fed to IBM Installation Manager to install ELM 7.0.2.

  • Download and extract the following files from the All Downloads section on Jazz.net:
    • ELM-Web-Installer-Linux-7.0.2SR1.zip
    • JTS-CCM-QM-RM-JRS-ENI-repo-7.0.2SR1.zip
    • Note: Extracted paths are assumed to be WebInstallerExtractedPath and ELM-7.0.2RepoExtractedPath respectively.

  • Install IBM Installation Manager:
    • cd into WebInstallerExtractedPath/im/linux.gtk.x86_64/
    • Run ./userinstc -installationDirectory /u/rtcadmin/IBM/IM/ -svP -acceptLicense
    • Note: Change /u/rtcadmin/IBM/IM to your IBM Installation Manager target installation directory.
    • Note: Use ./installc when installing as root

  • Edit the ELM 7.0.2 response file.
    1. Open the following file in a text editor: WebInstallerExtractedPath/im/linux.gtk.x86_64/silent-install-server.xml
    2. Review the following lines:
      • Line 55: Repository location for ELM 7.0.2 Change ../repo to ELM-7.0.2RepoExtractedPath
         <repository location='../repo' temporary='true' /> 
      • Line 62: Target ELM 7.0.2 installation directory. Change /tmp/silent-install/JazzTeamServer to your installation directory.
         <profile id="TMP" installLocation="/tmp/silent-install/JazzTeamServer"> 
      • Lines 98 - 116: Specify which applications to install.
      • Note: If you are upgrading from an older version of Rational Team Concert (pre 3.0) or use non-default application URLs, read Choosing a different context root than default.

  • Install ELM 7.0.2
    • Cd into /u/rtcadmin/IBM/IM/eclipse/tools, or your equivalent IBM Installation Manager installation directory
    • Run ./imcl -input WebInstallerExtractedPath/im/linux.gtk.x86_64/silent-install-server.xml -acceptLicense -sVP

The 7.0.2 applications for the Rational solution for CLM are now installed and ready for use.


If you experience some issues with the install, you can try to install installtion manager on its own:

If that also fails, refer to the Issues starting or running IBM Installation Manager

Finally, If there are no error messages, use strace command, for example:

  • strace ./installc -log log_file -acceptLicense
  • If using a mounted volume, try a different location

Related topics: Deployment web home, System Requirements for IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management 7.0.2, Planning to install on UNIX and Linux systems, Issues starting or running IBM Installation Manager
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Additional contributors: BenjaminTran

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