1.6 Silent Installation of iManager Server

A silent (non-interactive) installation doesn’t display a user interface or ask the user any questions. Instead, InstallAnywhere uses information from a properties file for this purpose.

There are two silent installation options:

1.6.1 Standard Silent Install

To perform a standard silent install on Linux or Windows server using the default install values:

  1. Open a console window and go to the directory containing the iManager file you downloaded.

  2. On the command line, enter the following for Linux:

    ./iManagerInstall<platform>.bin -i silent

    or enter the following for Windows:

    iManagerInstall.exe -i silent

1.6.2 Customized Silent Install

For more control over which modules are installed, you can:

  1. Create an installer.properties file in the same directory that contains the installer executable file.

  2. To perform a silent install using the installer.properties file, enter:

    ./iManagerInstallplatform.bin -i silent -f pathto_properties_file
  3. In installer.properties, set and save the following values for:

    • $PLUGIN_INSTALL MODE$: The property that controls whether plug-ins are installed from disk, network, both disk and network, or neither.

      • If plug-ins are to be installed from disk, set this property to DISK. This is the default value.

      • If plug-ins are to be installed from the network, set this property to NET.

      • If plug-ins are to be installed from both disk and network, set this property to BOTH.

      • If plugins are not to be installed, set this property to SKIP.

    • $PLUGIN_DIR$: The property that defines an alternate path where plug-ins are located on disk.

      • The default path is installer_root_directory/iManager/installs/platform path/plugin.
      • All modules found in the plug-in directory are installed, except for subdirectories.
    • $PLUGIN_INSTALL_URL$: The property that specifies the URL where plug-ins are located.

      You can modify this URL. For more information, see Section 1.4, Downloading and Installing Plug-Ins During Installation.

    • $LAUNCH_BROWSER$: The property that enables/disables launching of gettingstarted.html when the iManager installation completes.

    • $USER_INSTALL_DIR$: The property that specifies the default path where iManager is to be installed.

  4. To specify particular modules to download, use the following examples, providing the module ID and version from the MANIFEST.MF file, located in the NPM's META-INF/ folder.

    etc. . . . (repeated as many times as there are modules)

    If no modules are defined, then the most commonly installed modules, tagged as “selected” in the iman_mod_desc.xml files on the download Web site, are installed.

    If no version is defined for a module, then any module that matches the NPM name is installed.