Installing in console mode (UNIX and Linux)

Run the installation in console mode if you want to complete the installation options by using a series of menus and prompts within a text-based user interface.

Before you begin

Obtain the installation package for your operating system and extract the contents.

Note: You must back up the DE database before installing Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus or the Web GUI on a new machine with a version of the DE currently installed.
Tip: During the installation, you can enter quit from most of the menu screens to exit the installer. You can also enter back from some of the menu screens to return to the previous screen.

To install Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus in console mode:

  1. From a command prompt, change to the directory where you extracted the contents of the installation package.
  2. Enter the following command to run the installation program:

    ./install.bin -i console

    Wait while the JRE and installation resources are extracted from the installer archive.

    Tip: When running the install.bin command, you can use the -r command-line option to save your installation settings to a response file named that can later be used to run silent installations. No value is required for -r, and the file is generated in the directory that contains the install.bin command. The -r command-line option must be the last option specified.
  3. Enter a number that corresponds to the language you want to use for the installation procedure.
  4. If you are installing Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus as a root user and there is no global Deployment Engine (DE) installed: a message informs you that if you install a global DE, it will be used by any user that attempts to install a DE based product (unless they currently have a single user DE). If you are installing Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus as a non-root user and you do not have a single user Deployment Engine installed but there is a global Deployment Engine installed: a message informs you that the global DE will be used and that you must have write permissions to the database. You have the option to either terminate or proceed with the installation.
  5. Read the Introduction information and press Enter, as prompted.
  6. To read the non-IBM terms, press 4, and then press Enter to scroll through the text. After reading the non-IBM terms, press q to return to the license agreement. Press Enter to scroll through the license agreement, and then enter 1 to accept the agreement.
  7. If you are installing as a root user, you are asked to confirm whether you want to install as root. Enter 1as confirmation, and go to step 8. Otherwise, enter 2 to stop the installation so that you can install as a non-root user.
  8. If you are installing as a root user, choose the installation location of the Deployment Engine as follows:
    • Enter 1 to accept the default installation location for the Deployment Engine. This is the preferred option. For a root user, the installation location for the Deployment Engine defaults to/usr/ibm/common/acsi.
      Note: If you are installing as a non-root user, you are not prompted for a location. The Deployment Engine is installed in /home/username/.acsi_hostname, where hostname is the name of the logged-in user.
    • Enter 2 to choose a different location. Then specify an alternative installation location. Only use this option for root installations on Solaris Sparse zones or other restricted systems where root cannot write to the /usr directory.
      Note: If the Deployment Engine is already installed on your computer, the existing installation location takes precedence over any alternative location that you specify. If you choose an alternative location, the Deployment Engine files are split between two locations: the database files are stored in the /var/ibm/commom/acsi directory, and the remaining Deployment Engine resources are stored in your chosen location.
  9. Press Enter and wait while the wizard installs or updates the Deployment Engine on the computer, as relevant.
  10. If you are installing a global instance of the Deployment Engine as a root user, the Deployment Engine Access Permission page is displayed. Choose the user access security policy you want to apply to the Deployment Engine:
    • Enter 1 to leave the security policy unchanged.
    • Enter 2 to restrict the use of this Deployment Engine to the root user only.
    • Enter 3 to restrict the use of this Deployment Engine to the root user, and members of an existing user group. Then:
      1. In the Group access entry page, enter the name of an existing user group.
        Note: The user group must currently exist. No new user groups can be created.
    • Enter 4 to allow all users to access the Deployment Engine.
  11. Specify an installation location for Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus. This location becomes your NCHOME location.

    The installation location defaults to /opt/IBM/tivoli/netcool.

  12. Choose the type of installation to perform:
    • Enter 1 to install all the Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus features.
    • Enter 2 to select the features that you want to install.

      In the resulting menu, all features are initially selected, as denoted by [X], so enter a comma-separated list of numbers that correspond to the features you do not want to install. (Note that this screen has a toggle function that enables you to type a number and press Enter to deselect a selected feature denoted by [X], or to type a number and press Enter to select a deselected feature denoted by [ ].)

    Your list of selected features is then shown. You can either enter back to return to the previous screen and revise your selection, or press Enter to confirm your selection and continue.

  13. Enter 2 to indicate that you do not want to migrate data from an existing Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbusinstallation.
  14. Review the pre-installation summary, and verify that all your required features are selected. Then press Enter to start the installation.
    On completion, a confirmation message is displayed.
  15. Press Enter to exit the installer. 


The installation adds a number of files to your system.