Adding applications in silent mode

Add applications to your deployment of HCL Connections without using the installation wizard.

Before you begin

Create a response file for this task by running a simulated modification. Response files are provided for silent installations on AIX® and Linux. For silent installations on Microsoft Windows, refer to the topics Installing in console mode and Modifying the installation in console mode .

Instead of generating a new response file, you can edit the default response file that is provided with the product. However, if you edit the default response file, you need to add encrypted passwords to the file. For more information, see the Creating encrypted passwords for a response file topic.

About this task

A silent modification uses a response file to automate the addition of applications to your deployment.

To perform a silent modification, complete the following steps:


  1. Open a command prompt and navigate to the IM_root/eclipse/tools directory.
  2. Enter the following command: ./imcl -input response_file -log log_file -acceptLicense
    Note: The IM_root/eclipse directory contains a similar file called IBMIM.exe but that file is not suitable for silent installation.

    where response_file is the full path and name of the response file and log_file is the full path and name of the log file. The default name of the response file is LC.rsp. By default, the response file is in connections_root

    Compare the following examples to your environment: ./imcl -input <connections_root>/silentResponseFile/LC.rsp -log /mylog/silent_install_log.xml -acceptLicense