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IBM BPM v8.5.5 Advanced Installation on Linux

This How To article describes how to install IBM Business Process Manager Advanced v8.5.5 on Linux. The Launchpad is used to start the Custom installation process and I then use the BPMConfig command to create and configure the deployment environment, after the binaries have been installed.

1. Installing IBM BPM v8.5.5 Advanced Binaries

The following steps outline how to prep your Linux system and install the BPM binaries.

1.1 Extract binaries to a common directory

After you have downloaded your IBM BPM Advanced binaries for Linux, you will need to untar them all to a common directory. Your directory structure should look like the figure below:

1.2 Preparation of the Linux Operation System

The Linux operating system needs to be prepped in order to install BPM successfully. Please perform the following steps found here:

1.3 Run the Launchpad

Please ensure you are running the Launchpad as a root user.

1.4 Select custom installation

  1. Select the custom install option on the left menu

  2. Verify that the Install as administrative user checkbox is checked

  3. Click Install

1.5 Installation Manager will now open

  1. Here you will see the Installation Manager screen open and it will show the components of the BPM product that will be installed on the system.

  2. Click Next

1.6 Select fixes to install

  1. Installation Manager will recommend a series of fixes to install with this installation. Select all the fixes.

  2. Click Next

1.7 Prerequisite check

  1. You may see an error like this if you are installing this on an unsupported OS. In this example, I am installing on CentOS, which is technically not a supported OS from IBM for the BPM product.

  2. Click Next to ignore this error.

1.8 Accept license agreement

  1. Scoll to the bottom of the license agreement

  2. Ensure you accept the terms

  3. Click Next

1.9 Select an install location for Installation Manager

  1. Validate the Shared Resources installation location

  2. Validate the install location for the Installation Manager

  3. Click Next

1.10 Select the WebSphere Application Server location

  1. Confirm the installation location for where WebSphere Application Server will be installed.

  2. Click Next