Installing Marketing Platform and Attribution Modeler silently

Use the unattended or silent mode to install Marketing Platform and Attribution Modeler multiple times.

Before you begin

Important: Before you start silent mode to install Distributed Marketing, make sure that the available temporary space on the computer where you install Distributed Marketing is more than three times the size of the Distributed Marketing installer. Make sure that the HCL® Marketing Software installer and the Distributed Marketing installers are in the same directory on the computer where you want to install Distributed Marketing.
Before you install Marketing Platform, make sure that you have configured the following elements:
  • An application server profile
  • A database schema

About this task

When you install Marketing Platform and Attribution Modeler by using the silent mode, response files are used to obtain the information that is required during installation. You must create response files for a silent installation of your product. You can create response files by using one of the following methods:
  • Using the sample response files as a template for creating your response files. The sample response files are included with your product installers in the ResponseFiles compressed archive. For more information about sample response files, see Sample response files.
  • Running the product installers in the GUI (Windows™) or X Window System (UNIX™) mode or the console mode before you install the product in the silent mode. One response file is created for the HCL Marketing Software suite installer, and one or more response files are created for your product installer. The files are created in the directory that you specify.
    Important: For security reasons, the installer does not save database passwords in the response files. When you create response files, you must edit each response file to enter database passwords. Open each response file and search for PASSWORD to find where you must edit the response file.
When the installer runs in the silent mode, it looks for the response files in the following directories sequentially:
  • In the directory where the HCL Marketing Software installer is saved
  • In the home directory of the user who installs the product
Make sure that all response files are in the same directory. You can change the path where response files are read by adding arguments to the command line. For example: -DUNICA_REPLAY_READ_DIR="myDirPath" -f myDirPath/


Use the following command for Windows:
  • ibm_ims_installer_full_name -i silent

    For example:

    IBM_Marketing_Software_Installer_10.1.0.0_win.exe -i silent

Use the following command for Linux™:
  • ibm_ims_installer_full_name _operating_system .bin -i silent

    For example:

    IBM_Marketing_Software_Installer_10.1.0.0_linux.bin -i silent