Product Installation and Configuration

Installation of IBPM is very straightforward. An installer application is provided and very few questions are asked. This is known as standard installation. However, despite what I just wrote, experience is showing that Standard installation can be very problematic unless the environment on which the installation is to be performed is about as basic/virgin as it can possibly be. Instead of executing the Standard installation, it is recommended to perform the Advanced installation. In addition to following the instructions for an Advanced install, it is recommended to create a detailed log of the steps followed. This means creating a word processor document (eg. Apache Open Office or Microsoft Word) and logging all the steps performed. Ideally, screen shots of each of the items should also be captured. Any inputs asked for should also have their value recorded. If all goes well, it can be argued that the creation of this document was a waste of time, however, in the event that something goes “south,” this document can become extremely valuable in diagnosing the problems. In addition, if a later review or question comes up over what was entered or selected during installation or configuration, the document will again prove to be a useful guide.

Part Numbers

The part number for the current products as seen on IBM Passport Advantage are:

Business Process Manager

Windows

IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5.7 Windows eAssembly

CRZ94ML

IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5.7 Windows 1 of 3

CN939ML

IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5.7 Windows 2 of 3

CN93AML

IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5.7 Windows 3 of 3

CN93BML

IBM DB2 Server V10.5

CIW3YML

IBM WAS 8.5.5 Supplement 1 of 3

CIK1VML

IBM WAS 8.5.5 Supplement 2 of 3

CIK1WML

IBM WAS 8.5.5 Supplement 3 of 3

CIK1XML

Linux

IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5 Linux eAssembly

CRMM5ML

IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5 Linux 1 of 3

CIL96ML

IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5 Linux 2 of 3

CIL97ML

IBM Business Process Manager Advanced 8.5 Linux 3 of 3

CIL98ML

IBM WAS 8.5.5 Supplement 1 of 3

CIK1VML

IBM WAS 8.5.5 Supplement 2 of 3

CIK1WML

IBM WAS 8.5.5 Supplement 3 of 3

CIK1XML

Integration Designer

|| |IBM Integration Designer 8.0 Multiplatform eAssembly|CRIG4ML| |IBM Integration Designer Version 8.0 Multiplatform Quick Start Guide|CI824ML| |IBM Integration Designer Version 8.0 Windows and Linux 1 of 3|CI825ML| |IBM Integration Designer Version 8.0 Windows and Linux 2 of 3|CI826ML| |IBM Integration Designer Version 8.0 Windows and Linux 3 of 3|CI827ML| |IBM Integration Designer Version 8.0 test environment Windows 1 of 5|CI828ML| |IBM Integration Designer Version 8.0 test environment Windows 2 of 5|CI829ML| |IBM Integration Designer Version 8.0 test environment Windows 3 of 5|CI82AML| |IBM Integration Designer Version 8.0 test environment Windows 4 of 5|CI82BML| |IBM Integration Designer Version 8.0 test environment Windows 5 of 5|CI82CML|

Process Server

Windows

IBM Process Server Advanced 7.5 for Windows eAssembly

CREX6ML

IBM Process Server Advanced 7.5 for Windows 1 of 3

CIOBKML

IBM Process Server Advanced 7.5 for Windows 2 of 3

CIOBLML

IBM Process Server Advanced 7.5 for Windows 3 of 3

CIOBMML

Linux

IBM Process Server Advanced 7.5 for Windows eAssembly

CREX9ML

IBM Process Server Advanced 7.5 for Linux 1 of 3

CI0BSML

IBM Process Server Advanced 7.5 for Linux 2 of 3

CI0BTML

IBM Process Server Advanced 7.5 for Linux 3 of 3

CI0BUML

If you are installing a full DB2, the part numbers for this are:

|| |IBM DB2 9.7 Enterprise Server Edition 32 Bit|CR8NVML| |IBM DB2 9.7 Enterprise Server Edition 64 Bit|CR8NWML|

Prerequisites

The official prerequisites for IBPM 8.5.5 can be found here:

IBM Business Process Manager Advanced detailed system requirements

For DB2, the version must be 10.1.0.1 or better. The version supplied with IBM BPM 8.5.5 is 10.5 ESE. If one installs DB2 manually, it is vital that after it is installed but before installing IBM BPM with a typical settings, that the DB2 license be applied. The license settings can be found using the "db2licm -l" command to see what is currently in effect. To apply an additional license, use the "db2licm -a" command.

Installing Integration Designer

Integration Designer is the development tooling for building SCA, BPEL and related components. It is an Eclipse based set of tools as well as a local copy of a Process Server for performing stand-alone based unit testing.

Experience has shown that there are problems installing ID from a Windows share.

To install Integration Designer and related components, follow these instructions:

Run launchpad64. This brings up an initial wizard.

This then launches and installs the IBM Installation Manager software.

Installing Business Process Manager Advanced in typical mode

The typical install of Business Process Manager installs a WAS server, feature packs and then the Business Process Manager itself. After the mechanical installation has completed, a profile is created that is configured with Process Center. Personally, I prefer to run the custom install as it gives me much more control over the installation process and profile creation. It also allows me to detect problem areas that would otherwise leave a complete installation broken.

The installation is started by running the Launchpad command which asks whether this is a typical or custom install. The typical install runs IBM Installation Manager in silent mode. This means that you don't see what is happening in as much detail during the installation

What follows is an example walk-through for installing IBM BPM 8.5.6: