Silently installing on Linux or UNIX systems

Authors: DanToczala, DavidCastellanos
Build basis: The Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 4.x and IBM Installation Manager 1.6.3

This article outlines the steps to complete a command-line driven, silent, non-root installation of version 4.0.3 of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) applications into a supported UNIX or Linux machine with no internet connectivity. The default application server, Apache Tomcat, will be installed. The guidance provided here might change over time.

Note: This article assumes the use of IBM Installation Manager 1.6.3. 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 Collaborative Lifecycle Management 4.0.3 and 4.0.4 and Planning to install on UNIX and Linux systems.


The installation is a simple procedure. It consists of installing IBM Installation Manager 1.6.3, editing a response file, and using it to install the CLM 4.0.3 package. This response file will be customized to specify CLM 4.0.3 installation and directory settings and then be fed to IBM Installation Manager to install CLM 4.0.3.

  • Download and extract the following files from the All Downloads section on
    • Note: Extracted paths are assumed to be WebInstallerExtractedPath and CLM-4.0.3RepoExtractedPath 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.

  • Edit the CLM 4.0.3 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 CLM 4.0.3. Change ../repo to CLM-4.0.3RepoExtractedPath
         <repository location='../repo' temporary='true' /> 
      • Line 62: Target CLM 4.0.3 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 CLM 4.0.3
    • 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 4.0.3 applications for the Rational solution for CLM are now installed and ready for use.

Related topics: Deployment web home, System Requirements for Collaborative Lifecycle Management 4.0.3 and 4.0.4, Planning to install on UNIX and Linux systems

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Additional contributors: BenjaminTran

This topic: Deployment > WebHome > DeploymentInstallingUpgradingAndMigrating > SilentInstallOnLinux
History: r5 - 2014-07-14 - 10:22:05 - PaulEllis
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