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Consider the following information during the IBM Systems Director installation:
The IBM Systems Director installation media for 6.2 is refreshed to include the updates for
6.2.1. When running the installation from the refreshed installation media, the 6.2.1
updates are automatically included as part of the installation. The updates for 6.2.1 are
found in the \update directory on the installation media.
The installation of the IBM Systems Director installs the IBM Systems Director server, the
Common Agent, and the Platform Agent all together. Therefore, it is not necessary to
separately install the Common Agent or the Platform Agent on the management server
after installing the IBM Systems Director server.
Common Agent and Platform Agent are now shipped as part of the AIX operating system.
Installing the IBM Systems Director server 6.2.1 on an AIX system on which the agent is
already installed will update the agent to the 6.2.1 level, if it is not already at this level.
By default, the Common Agent is started when your system is rebooted.
The IBM Systems Director server is not supported to run in a system WPAR on an AIX
Installing the IBM Systems Director server 6.2.1 using the dirinstall.server script is the
only supported method. The Network Installation Manager (NIM) is not supported for
installing the IBM Systems Director server.
To install the IBM Systems Director server, log in as the root user.
Perform these steps:
1. To start the installation from the IBM Systems Director for AIX, V6.2.1 DVD, complete the
a. Insert the DVD into the DVD-ROM drive.
b. If the DVD does not auto-mount, type the following command and press Enter:
mount -v cdrfs -o ro /dev /mnt
Where dev is the specific device file for the block device and mnt is the mount point of
c. To change to the directory in which the installation script is located, type the following
command and press Enter:
Where dvd_mnt is the mount point of the DVD media.
2. Optional: To customize the installation, for example to select a non-default database, copy
the response file (dirserv.rsp) to a local directory and modify the installation settings in
your local copy:
a. Type the following command and press Enter:
cp dirserv.rsp /directory/
English language only: The IBM Systems Director server and the Common Agent
installation packages for AIX are provided in English only.
Tip: You can find the installation logs for this process in /var/log/dirinst.log and