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  • 1.  How do I silently install

    Posted Thu February 04, 2021 05:09 AM

    Hi lovely people,

    I feel like I'm going round and round in circles for what surely cannot be that complicated an answer.

    I want to deploy Rational Performance Test via Config Manager to the required devices.

    1. I can successfully install IBM Installation Manager (admin mode) via SCCM
    2. I downloaded the correct version of Performance Tester and ran the setup file to create a response file and not install. It did that and it created .RSP file (I note in most of the documentation they refer to an XML file have I created the response file correctly?)
    3. there are a number of different command lines then said to do the install I've tried a lot with different error or failure messages. The batch file section under https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/deploy-configure-update-ibm-software/index.html feels like the right one to use accept I don't see a correlation for it to know where to grab the install file info from, which might be a me thing in the response file creation. and if I do run it the error produced with this batch file is

    ERROR: Failed to read response file.

    ERROR: Problem in C:\Temp\temp\PROD_CLIENT.rsp at line 1: Content is not allowed in prolog.

    00:00.31 ERROR [main] com.ibm.cic.agent.core.application.HeadlessApplication run

    Failed to read response file. Problem in C:\Temp\temp\PROD_CLIENT.rsp at line 1: Content is not allowed in prolog

    does anyone have a handy step by step guide for creating the response file and then using it to install silently? the IBM documentation is all over the place and not user friendly


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  • 2.  RE: How do I silently install
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    Posted Thu February 04, 2021 03:47 PM

    Hi, this technote is a bit out of date as far as screenshots, but the process is still valid

    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/creating-silent-installation-script-rational-performance-tester-85-windows-64-bit

    Step 4. is doing a mock install just to generate a response file

    Step 5. is using that response file for an actual install.

    Thank you


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  • 3.  RE: How do I silently install
    Best Answer

    Posted Fri February 05, 2021 12:49 AM

    thanks for that what your link had confirmed for me was I actually had the wrong software to begin with, and what I learn't is I needed to remove the OS from the download page to actually get the correct modules to download as opposed to the database2 install instead. Then following your link I was able to create the correct response file for install


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