Running non-interactive installations

You can run non-interactive installations after you first run an interactive installation during which you create an installation template.

A silent, or unattended, installation requires that you create a response file, copy the product installation files and the response file to the target computer, and then run the silent installation command. The response file acts as a template for the silent installation.

UNIX, Linux: A scripted installation requires that you copy an existing product installation directory to the target computer and run a script.

If you use Enterprise Replication or high-availability clusters, you can create a server clone from a snapshot of an existing database server with the ifxclone utility.

If you plan to embed HCL OneDB™ products in your application, you can use one of the following methods to deploy the database server:

  • You can use the deployment utility to deploy snapshots of preconfigured database servers on one or more computers. A snapshot is an image of a database server that includes the installation directory, configuration settings, and any data spaces that are associated with the instance. The installation can be a working instance, or an installation that you set up as a template from which to deploy the instance on other computers. You can use the deployment assistant to customize the snapshot.
  • Linux: You can run an RPM installation to create an RPM image of a customized database server installation, and then deploy the image through a silent installation.