About managing installations with Installation Manager

Review the different modes that Installation Manager provides to manage installations and decide which method or combination of methods to use when installing and managing HCL software packages. Choose from wizard mode, silent mode, console mode, command line.

Installation Manager provides multiple interfaces for installing and maintaining software packages. You use these interfaces for the Installation Manager package itself as well as other HCL software packages that are supported by Installation Manager.
Wizard mode
For interactive installation, wizard mode is a graphical user interface that allows users to install client and server software. This method requires the user to enter required installation parameters and specify options during the installation process.
Silent mode
In silent mode, you start the installation with a response file with information required for installation from the command line or a batch file. Use this mode for software deployments to multiple systems, or to an enterprise. You must install Installation Manager and create a response file before you can manage packages using silent mode.
Console mode
In console mode, you run Installation Manager from an interactive, ASCII text-based interface. Like wizard mode, console mode requires users to enter the required installation parameters and specify options during the installation process. Use console mode if a graphics display device is not available or if you want to use the Installation Manager without the graphical user interface. For example, use console mode for server-side deployments when no graphical user interface is present, or for running the installation from a remote host.
Command line
When you cannot use the Installation Manager user interface or a response file for silent installation, use Installation Manager command line (imcl) to manage installations. From a command-line utility, you can run installation scripts that include commands and options for specifying the details of your installation. You can use imcl commands with either the installed version of Installation Manager or the Installation Manager installer.