HCL Commerce Developer

Installing HCL Commerce Developer silently

You can install HCL Commerce Developer by using a silent response file.To install silently, IBM Installation Manager requires a response file to provide the input.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that the machine on which you are installing HCL Commerce Developer meets all prerequisites. For more information, see Setup prerequisites for an HCL Commerce Developer Legacy environment
  • Installing or updating the product to a later version is a processor and memory intensive operation. Your machine can become unresponsive for extended periods of time, during which you may observe applyUpdate.bat consuming large amounts of system resources.
    Note: Allow sufficient time for the install or update process to complete as the applyUpdate.bat progress indicator can remain at 99% for up to two hours on less powerful machines.
  • Stop any applications that are running on your machine.
  • Disable any Web server that is on your machine.
  • Ensure that you are logged on as a user with Administrator privileges.
  • Download and extract HCL Commerce Developer.
    1. Login to HCL License and Delivery portal.
    2. Download the eAssembly for the latest version of HCL Commerce Developer. For more information on the latest available package for HCL Commerce Version 9.1, see HCL Commerce releases.


  1. Create a response file:
    If you already have a response file, skip to Step 4.
    1. Copy the contents of the following directory to a temporary, writable directory (the agent_data_location).
      • drive:\Program Files\IBM\Installation Manager
        Note: If the path names are too long, you might need to use the XCOPY command to copy the files.
      For example, the agent_data_location can be C:\temp_agent_data. This folder is used by the IBM Installation Manager to read and write information about the installation that you are recording. For the IBM Installation Manager to detect previous Rational Application Developer installations, the agent_data_location must contain this copied data.
    2. On a command line, go to the eclipse subdirectory in the directory where you installed IBM Installation Manager.
      For example, drive:\Program Files\IBM\Installation Manager.
    3. Run the IBM Installation Manager by using one of the following commands to create a response file:
      Note: Ensure that you enter a file path that exists. Installation Manager does not create directories for the response file and the log file.
      • To create the response file and install the product:
        IBMIM –record response_file_path
        For example, IBMIM –record C:\temp_agent_data\installresponse.txt.
      • To create the response file only:
        IBMIM –record response_file_path -skipInstall agent_data_location 
        • The agent_data_location must be a temporary writable directory, such as c:\temp_agent_data.
        For example, IBMIM –record C:\temp_agent_data\installresponse.txt -skipInstall C:\temp_agent_data
      The Installation Manager starts.
    4. Follow the steps in Installing HCL Commerce Developer by using the IBM Installation Manager to make your installation choices.
      Remember: Ensure that you set the repository preferences to the location of the HCL Commerce Developer installation image during the recording of the response file.
    5. Click Finish, then close Installation Manager to save and finalize the response file.
  2. Optional: Open the response file that you created, response_file_path, in a text editor.
  3. Optional: Modify the entries in the response file to match the installation options you want.
  4. On the command line, run the following command to start the silent installation process:
    1. Go to the eclipse/tools subdirectory of Installation Manager.
    2. Run the following command.
      imcl.exe -input response_file_path -log log_file_path -acceptLicense
      Note: Add the -sP parameter to obtain more installation progress information.
    • response_file_path is the full path of the response file
    • log_file_path is the full path of log file, for example c:\logs\fep_install.log. The full path must exist.
  5. Ensure that the installation was successful:
    • Check the log that you specified by using -log in Step 5 to see whether there are any errors or warnings. If the log file for the -log parameter is empty, then the installation was successful. For example,
      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      You can also review the IBM Installation Manager log files for any important information or errors. The timestamped logs can be found in the following default locations.
      • drive:\Program Files\IBM\Installation Manager\logs
      Alternatively, you can view the logs in the IBM Installation Manager interface under File > View Log.
    Note: You might notice java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to aquire PluginConverter service during generation errors in the setupPlugins.log file. You can safely ignore these errors.
    For example: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\wc_toolkit.log

What to do next

Set your workspace to use a Db2 , or Oracle database. For more information, see Preparing an IBM Db2 database for use with HCL Commerce or Preparing an Oracle database.