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The IBM Systems Director pre-installation utility generates reports and displays the results in
the command window or the default browser. Refer to the readme.txt file in the /checkds
directory on the installation media for more information about runtime options, the reports that
are generated, and the return codes.
Example 3-1 shows the results from running the checkds.sh IBM Systems Director
pre-installation utility.
Example 3-1 Results from the checkds.sh IBM Systems Director pre-installation utility
root@wparmgr /kits/checkds #
root@wparmgr /kits/checkds #
root@wparmgr /kits/checkds # ./checkds.sh
Java: /kits/checkds/jvm/aix/bin/java
Starting IBM Systems Director Pre-Installation Utility...
Finished analysing system
Creating reports...
Install Readiness Text report being written to
/tmp/checkds/reports/checkDS_Text_04142011_173333.txt
Install Readiness Error Text report being written to
/tmp/checkds/reports/checkDS_Error.txt
Install Readiness Detailed HTML report being written to
/tmp/checkds/reports/checkDS_Detailed_04142011_173333.html
Install Readiness Summary HTML report being written to
/tmp/checkds/reports/checkDS_Summary_04142011_173334.html
Unable to launch the default browser, please view the text or summary HTML report
manually.
Your system is currently showing warnings for 2 of 12 checks.
WARN Check 11: Paging Size Check
2.00GB available on system
3.00GB required
WARN Check 12 File Size Limit Check
File size limit of [2097151] is not large enough.
File size limit must be at least 4194302.
Overall Report Return Code: 44
root@wparmgr /kits/checkds #
3.3 IBM Systems Director server installation
After preparing your system, you can install the IBM Systems Director server on AIX by
downloading the AIX installation file or using the IBM Systems Director for AIX, V6.2.1 DVD.
We used the IBM Systems Director for AIX, V6.2.1 DVD media to perform the installation in
the ITSO lab.
Download: To obtain an image of the IBM Systems Director for AIX, V6.2.1 DVD,
download the SysDir6_2_1_DVD_AIX.iso file from the IBM Systems Director download
website:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/downloads
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Important considerations
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
system.
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
following steps:
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
the drive.
c. To change to the directory in which the installation script is located, type the following
command and press Enter:
cd /dvd_mnt/server/
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
/opt/ibm/director/log/installFeatures_date.log.

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