Installing IBM Business Monitor 8.5.6 on Linux

This document outlines the installation procedures for the IBM Business Monitor 8.5.6 product for a development environment.

1. A Development Environment

The following outlines the installation steps for the DEV environment.

1.1 Installation of Binaries for DEV

This section describes the steps to install the bianries for Business Monitor.

1.2 Environment Setup

Please ensure that you have prepped your operating system using the following instructions:

1.3 Extract the binaries to a common location

The directory structure should look like that in the following image.

1.4 Install the Business Monitor Binaries

There are a few different ways to install the product binaries: 1) Using the Launchpad, which requires your servers to have a working web browser and be able to export your display, or 2) Using response files to install the product binaries. We will be using option 2.

1.5 Prep your response file

Our response file has been created and contains all the information necessary to install the product binaries for IBM Business Monitor (non-production). We will have another response file for production. Here is the text of the response file:

<?xml version=’1.0′ encoding=’UTF-8′?>



<variable name=’sharedLocation’ value=’/opt/IBM/IMShared‘/>



<repository location=’/was_inst_BAM_V856/ExtractedBinaries/repository‘/>


<profile id=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ installLocation=’/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer‘>

<data key=’eclipseLocation’ value=’/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer‘/>

<data key=’user.import.profile’ value=’false’/>

<data key=’cic.selector.os’ value=’linux’/>

<data key=’cic.selector.arch’ value=’x86’/>

<data key=’’ value=’gtk’/>

<data key=’’ value=’en’/>


<install modify=’false’>

<!– –>

<offering profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ id=’’/>

<!– –>

<offering profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ id=’’/>

<!– –>

<offering profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ id=’’/>

<!– IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment –>

<offering profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ id=’′ version=’8.5.5005.20150220_0158′ features=’core.feature,ejbdeploy,thinclient,embeddablecontainer,’ installFixes=’none’/>

<!– IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition (Optional) –>

<offering profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ id=’′ version=’7.0.8010.20150219_1802′ features=’′ installFixes=’none’/>

<!– IBM® Business Monitor –>

<offering profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ id=’′ version=’8.5.6000.20150303_1517′ features=’Monitor.NonProduction‘ installFixes=’none’/>

<!– IBM® Cognos Business Intelligence 64 bit –>

<offering profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ id=’′ version=’′ features=’’ installFixes=’none’/>


<preference name=’’ value=’${sharedLocation}’/>

<preference name=’’ value=’30’/>

<preference name=’’ value=’45’/>

<preference name=’’ value=’0’/>

<preference name=’offering.service.repositories.areUsed’ value=’true’/>

<preference name=’’ value=’false’/>

<preference name=’’ value=’false’/>

<preference name=’http.ntlm.auth.kind’ value=’NTLM’/>

<preference name=’http.ntlm.auth.enableIntegrated.win32′ value=’true’/>

<preference name=’’ value=’true’/>

<preference name=’’ value=’false’/>

<preference name=’PassportAdvantageIsEnabled’ value=’false’/>

<preference name=’’ value=’false’/>

<preference name=’’ value=’false’/>

<preference name=’’ value=’true’/>

<preference name=’