Date Created: Wed 23-Feb-2011

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WebSphere Automation Installation

This document will show you how to install WebSphere binaries using configuration files and simplified response files. It is by no means complete, but goes a log way to doing the job in a repeatable fashion. It is still work in progress. Feel free to comment on our blog http://blog.screv.com or discuss in our forum: http://forum.webspheretools.com

The master version of this document can be located at:

http://faq.screv.com/sites/screv_faq.nsf/docs/Websphere%20Automation%20Script

Supporting Props Files:

dmgr61.props dmgr61.props node6101.props node6101.props node6102.props node6102.props

Master Script:

install.sh install.sh

Sample Upgrade Installer Response Files:

dmgr61_upgrade.txt dmgr61_upgrade.txt node6102_upgrade.txt node6102_upgrade.txt

Sample Installer Response Files

responsefile.base_dmgr61.txt responsefile.base_dmgr61.txt responsefile.base_node6101.txt responsefile.base_node6101.txt responsefile.base_node6102.txt responsefile.base_node6102.txt responsefile.updiinstaller.txt responsefile.updiinstaller.txt

Sample command line for uninstall of binary files using the attached install.sh script.

./install.sh -t dmgr -f /home/was/scripts/dmgr61.props -u true
./install.sh -t node -f /home/was/scripts/node6101.props -u true
./install.sh -t node -f /home/was/scripts/node6102.props -u true

Sample command line for install of WebSphere binary files using the attached install.sh script.

./install.sh -t dmgr -f /home/was/scripts/dmgr61.props -r /home/was/scripts/responsefile.base_dmgr61.txt

./install.sh -t node -f /home/was/scripts/node6101.props -r /home/was/scripts/responsefile.base_node6101.txt

./install.sh -t node -f /home/was/scripts/node6102.props -r /home/was/scripts/responsefile.base_node6102.txt

Sample Command Line for an Upgrade installer using the attached install.sh script.

./install.sh -t node -f /home/was/scripts/node6101.props -r /home/was/scripts/node6101_upgrade.txt -g true

The script:

#!/bin/bash
# Init
FILE="/tmp/out.$$"
GREP="/bin/grep"
# Make sure only root can run our script
if [ "$(id -u)" != "0" ]; then
echo "The script [$0] must be run as root" 1>&2
exit 1
fi

getVars ()
{

export CELL_NAME=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'CELL_NAME' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export ENV=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'ENV' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export HOST=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'HOST' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export DMGR_HOST=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'DMGR_HOST' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export PROFILE_NAME=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'PROFILE_NAME' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export NODE_NAME=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'NODE_NAME' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export START_PORT=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'START_PORT' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export DMGR_SOAP_PORT=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'DMGR_SOAP_PORT' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export ROOT_DIR=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'ROOT_DIR' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export INSTALLER_SRC_DIR=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'INSTALLER_SRC_DIR' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export INSTALLER_CMD=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'INSTALLER_CMD' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export INSTALLER_PARAM=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'INSTALLER_PARAM' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export INSTALLER_LOG=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'INSTALLER_LOG' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export UNINSTALL_CMD=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'UNINSTALL_CMD' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export UNINSTALL_PARAM=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'UNINSTALL_PARAM' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export UNINSTALL_LOG=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'UNINSTALL_LOG' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export SCRIPT_DIR=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'SCRIPT_DIR' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export UI_INSTALLER_SRC_DIR=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'UI_INSTALLER_SRC_DIR' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export UI_INSTALLER_CMD=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'UI_INSTALLER_CMD' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export UI_INSTALLER_PARAM=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'UI_INSTALLER_PARAM' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export FP_INSTALLER_PATH=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'FP_INSTALLER_PATH' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export FP_INSTALLER_CMD=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'FP_INSTALLER_CMD' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
export FP_INSTALLER_PARAM=`sed '/^\#/d' ${PROPS_FILE} | grep 'FP_INSTALLER_PARAM' | tail -n 1 | cut -d "=" -f2- | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//;s/[[:space:]]*$//'`
}
printVars()
{
## Echo all properties found in the props file ##
#WebSphere Specific Vars
echo "CELL_NAME="${CELL_NAME}
echo "ENV="${ENV}
echo "HOST="${HOST}
echo "PROFILE_NAME="${PROFILE_NAME}
echo "NODE_NAME="${NODE_NAME}
echo "START_PORT="${START_PORT}
# Directories for target install
echo "ROOT_DIR="${ROOT_DIR}
# General Installer parameters
echo "INSTALLER_SRC_DIR="${INSTALLER_SRC_DIR}
echo "INSTALLER_CMD="${INSTALLER_CMD}
echo "INSTALLER_PARAM="${INSTALLER_PARAM}
# General Uninstaller parameters
echo "UNINSTALL_CMD="${UNINSTALL_CMD}
echo "UNINSTALL_PARAM="${UNINSTALL_PARAM}
echo "UNINSTALL_LOG="${UNINSTALL_LOG}
echo "UI_INSTALLER_SRC_DIR="${UI_INSTALLER_SRC_DIR}
echo "UI_INSTALLER_CMD="${UNINSTALL_PARAM}
echo "UI_INSTALLER_PARAM="${UI_INSTALLER_CMD}
echo "FP_INSTALLER_PATH="${FP_INSTALLER_PATH}
echo "FP_INSTALLER_CMD="${FP_INSTALLER_CMD}
echo "FP_INSTALLER_PARAM="${FP_INSTALLER_PARAM}
echo "SCRIPT_DIR="${SCRIPT_DIR}
echo "TYPE="${TYPE}
echo "RESPONSE_FILE="${RESPONSE_FILE}

}

queryExisting()
{
#Query existing installations
export VERIFY_ROOT="/installRegistryUtils/bin"
echo ${VERIFY_ROOT}

export VERIFY_ENV_CMD="setInstallRegistryUtilsEnv.sh"
echo ${VERIFY_ENV_CMD}

export VERIFY_CMD="installRegistryUtils.sh -listProducts"
echo ${VERIFY_CMD}

echo "Setting up verify environment vars \"${INSTALLER_SRC_DIR}/$VERIFY_ROOT}/${VERIFY_ENV_CMD}\" from ${PWD}"
${INSTALLER_SRC_DIR}/${VERIFY_ROOT}/${VERIFY_ENV_CMD}

echo "Running CMD \"${INSTALLER_SRC_DIR}/$VERIFY_ROOT}/${VERIFY_CMD}\" from ${PWD}"
${INSTALLER_SRC_DIR}/${VERIFY_ROOT}/${VERIFY_CMD}
}

create_DM_Profile()
{
#Create DMGR Profile
cd ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/bin
echo "Running ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/bin/manageprofiles.sh from ${PWD}"
echo "Running CMD: ./manageprofiles.sh -create -profileName ${PROFILE_NAME} -profilePath ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/profiles -templatePath ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/profileTemplates/dmgr -cellName ${CELL_NAME} -hostName ${HOST} -nodeName ${NODE_NAME} -startingPort ${START_PORT} -isDefault -enableAdminSecurity true -adminUserName wasadmin -adminPassword wasadmin"
./manageprofiles.sh -create -profileName ${PROFILE_NAME} -profilePath ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/profiles -templatePath ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/profileTemplates/dmgr -cellName ${CELL_NAME} -hostName ${HOST} -nodeName ${NODE_NAME} -startingPort ${START_PORT} -isDefault -enableAdminSecurity true -adminUserName wasadmin -adminPassword wasadmin
cat ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/profiles/logs/AboutThisProfile.txt
#chown -R was:was ${ROOT_DIR}
}

start_DM()
{
echo "If you are to add nodes, then start the Deployment Manager using ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/bin/startManager.sh"
}

create_Node_Profile()
{
#Create Node Profile
cd ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/bin
echo "Running ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/bin/manageprofiles.sh from ${PWD}"
echo "Running CMD: ./manageprofiles.sh -create -profileName ${PROFILE_NAME} -profilePath ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/profiles -templatePath ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/profileTemplates/managed -cellName ${CELL_NAME} -hostName ${HOST} -nodeName ${NODE_NAME} -startingPort ${START_PORT} -isDefault -enableAdminSecurity true -adminUserName wasadmin -adminPassword wasadmin -dmgrHost ${DMGR_HOST} -dmgrPort ${DMGR_SOAP_PORT} -dmgrAdminUserName wasadmin -dmgrAdminPassword wasadmin"
./manageprofiles.sh -create -profileName ${PROFILE_NAME} -profilePath ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/profiles -templatePath ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/profileTemplates/managed -cellName ${CELL_NAME} -hostName ${HOST} -nodeName ${NODE_NAME} -startingPort ${START_PORT} -isDefault -enableAdminSecurity true -adminUserName wasadmin -adminPassword wasadmin -dmgrHost ${DMGR_HOST} -dmgrPort ${DMGR_SOAP_PORT} -dmgrAdminUserName wasadmin -dmgrAdminPassword wasadmin
cat ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/profiles/logs/AboutThisProfile.txt
#chown -R was:was ${ROOT_DIR}
}

start_Node()
{
echo "you can start the node using: ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/bin/startNode.sh"
}

install_Binaries()
{
#Install a Depoyment Manager or node
echo "cd ${INSTALLER_SRC_DIR}"
cd ${INSTALLER_SRC_DIR}
echo "Running silent install using \"${RESPONSE_FILE}\" from ${PWD}"
echo "Running CMD: ${INSTALLER_CMD} -options ${RESPONSE_FILE} ${INSTALLER_PARAM}"
${INSTALLER_CMD} -options ${RESPONSE_FILE} ${INSTALLER_PARAM}
echo "==============="
cd ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/
tail ${INSTALLER_LOG}
echo "==============="

}

uninstall_Binaries()
{
#Todo: Check is already uinstalled
#Todo: Trap ./uninstall/uninstall: No such file or directory

#Uninstall Deployment Manager
cd ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/
echo "Running CMD: ${UNINSTALL_CMD} ${UNINSTALL_PARAM} from ${PWD}"
${UNINSTALL_CMD} ${UNINSTALL_PARAM}
echo "==============="
cd ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV}/
tail ${UNINSTALL_LOG}
echo "==============="
echo "Delete the folder ${ROOT_DIR}/${ENV} before you try an install into the same folder!"

}

InstallUpdateInstaller()
{
#Installs the latest update installer

echo "cd ${UI_INSTALLER_SRC_DIR}"
cd ${UI_INSTALLER_SRC_DIR}
echo "Running silent install using \"${RESPONSE_FILE}\" from ${PWD}"
echo "Running CMD: ${UI_INSTALLER_CMD} -options ${RESPONSE_FILE} ${UI_INSTALLER_PARAM}"
${UI_INSTALLER_CMD} -options ${RESPONSE_FILE} ${UI_INSTALLER_PARAM}
}


InstallFixPack()
{
#Installs the latest fixpack

echo "cd ${FP_INSTALLER_PATH}"
cd ${FP_INSTALLER_PATH}
echo "Running silent install using \"${RESPONSE_FILE}\" from ${PWD}"
echo "Running CMD: ${FP_INSTALLER_CMD} -options ${RESPONSE_FILE} ${FP_INSTALLER_PARAM}"
${FP_INSTALLER_CMD} -options ${RESPONSE_FILE} ${FP_INSTALLER_PARAM}
}

#############
#### MAIN ###
#############

#Get command live variables
while getopts "t:f:u:r:g:p:" flag
do
echo "$flag" $OPTIND $OPTARG
case $flag in
t) export TYPE="${OPTARG}";;
f) export PROPS_FILE="${OPTARG}";;
r) export RESPONSE_FILE="${OPTARG}";;
g) export UPGRADE="${OPTARG}";;
u) export UNINSTALL="${OPTARG}";;
p) export ADD_PROFILE="${OPTARG}";;
esac
done

if [ "<"${TYPE}">" = "<>" ]; then
echo "An install type must be selected!"
exit 1
fi


if [ "<"${PROPS_FILE}">" = "<>" ]; then
echo "A props file containing environment settings must exist!"
exit 1
fi

if [ "<"${ADD_PROFILE}">" != "<true>" ]; then
if [ "<"${RESPONSE_FILE}">" = "<>" ]; then
echo "A response file must exist!"
exit 1
fi
fi

#Source the properties from the props file:
getVars
printVars

if [ "<"${UNINSTALL}">" = "<true>" ]; then
uninstall_Binaries
exit 0
fi

if [ "<"${TYPE}">" = "<dmgr>" ]; then

if [ "<"${ADD_PROFILE}">" = "<true>" ]; then
echo "creating a Deployment Manager profile"
create_DM_Profile
start_DM
exit 0
fi

if [ "<"${UPGRADE}">" = "<true>" ]; then
echo "installing the update installer"
#InstallUpdateInstaller
InstallFixPack
else
echo "A Depoyment Manager install has been chosen"
install_Binaries
fi



#queryExisting

else

if [ "<"${ADD_PROFILE}">" = "<true>" ]; then
echo "creating a node profile"
create_Node_Profile
start_Node
exit 0
fi

if [ "<"${UPGRADE}">" = "<true>" ]; then
echo "installing the update installer"
#InstallUpdateInstaller
InstallFixPack
else
echo "A Node install has been chosen"
install_Binaries
fi

#queryExisting
fi

exit 0


Result of a full install

Login to the Administrative console of the WebSphere 6.1 Server and select "Node" from the "System administratoin" section of the left hand-side navigation menu.




The result as you can see if the latest version of WebSphere 6.1 (ND 6.1.0.31) with a Deployment Manager and two nodes ready for a cluster and application deployment to that cluster.

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