WebSphere Process Server 7.0 silent installation (1)

This following steps show how to install WPS 7.0 silently on AIX OS

1. Preliminary Tasks
1) Create a file system called /IBM with the space of 20G
2) download the following installation files from IBM website.
– WPS_v7_AIX32_Install.tar (WebSphere Process Server 7. installation media)
– agent.installer.aix.motif.ppc_1.4.4000.20110525_1254.zip (Installation Manager 1.4.4)
– (WebSphere Update Installer
–          7.0.0-WS-WAS-AixPPC32-FP0000017.pak
–          7.0.0-WS-WASSDK-AixPPC32-FP0000017.pak
–          sca.
–          sca.1.0.import.zip
–          was.
–          was.7.0.import.zip
–          wps.7003.repository.zip
–          xml.
–          xml.1.0.import.zip

2. Install Software

1) Install WebSphere Application Server 7.0 on AIX

– Log on the server as wpsuser

– In /IBM/cd_software/WPS7:  tar –xvf WPS_v7_AIX32_Install.tar

– Go to directory /IBM/cd_software/WPS7/WAS.

– Run command “cp responsefile.nd.txt responsefile.nd.txt.bak”

– Edit responsefile.nd.txt and set the following value

-OPT silentInstallLicenseAcceptance=”true”

-OPT installType=”installNew”

-OPT profileType=”none”

-OPT installLocation=”/IBM/WebSphere/ProcServer”

Uncomment the following options

-OPT allowNonRootSilentInstall=”true”

-OPT disableOSPrereqChecking=”true”

-OPT disableNonBlockingPrereqChecking=”true”

-OPT checkFilePermissions=”true””

-OPT feature=”noFeature”

And comment all others options

–          Run the following command to install WAS7.0 server

./install -options “responsefile.nd.txt” –silent

See the log files in wpsuser home directory (/was/home/wpsuser/waslogs) for the installation status.

–          After installation, go to directory /IBM/WebSphere/ProcServer/bin, and check WAS version using “versionInfo.sh”, we will see the following:


IBM WebSphere Application Server Product Installation Status Report


Report at date and time July 4, 2011 6:48:00 PM CDT



Product Directory        /IBM/WebSphere/ProcServer

Version Directory        /IBM/WebSphere/ProcServer/properties/version

DTD Directory            /IBM/WebSphere/ProcServer/properties/version/dtd

Log Directory            /IBM/WebSphere/ProcServer/logs

Backup Directory         /IBM/WebSphere/ProcServer/properties/version/nif/backup

TMP Directory            /tmp

Product List


ND                       installed

Installed Product


Name                     IBM WebSphere Application Server – ND


ID                       ND

Build Level              wps0946.04

Build Date               11/18/09

Architecture             PPC32


End Installation Status Report



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