Installing the product package using the Installation Manager GUI

The following steps describe how to install the product package by using the Installation Manager graphical user interface (GUI). You can optionally install product updates at the same time that the base product package is installed; skip the update steps in this topic if they do not apply to your installation.


  1. From the Installation Manager Start page, click Install.
    For information on starting Installation Manager, see Installation Manager tasks
    Note: If a new version of Installation Manager is found, confirm that you want to install it to continue. Installation Manager automatically installs the new version, stops, restarts, and resumes. There is a limit to the number of characters in the Linux installation path, and it is case sensitive.
  2. The Install page of the Install wizard lists all the packages found in the repositories that Installation Manager searched. If two versions of a package are discovered, only the most recent, or recommended, version of the package is displayed.
    • To display all versions of any package found by Installation Manager, click Show all versions.
    • To return to the display of only the recommended packages, deselect Show all versions.
  3. Click the product package to display its description in the Details pane.
  4. To search for updates to the product package, click Check for Other Versions and Extensions.

    It also searches any repository locations that you have set.

    Note: Internet access is also required.
  5. If updates for the product package are found, they are displayed in the Installation Packages list on the Install Packages page, below their corresponding product. Only recommended updates are displayed by default.
    • To view all updates found for the available packages, click Show all versions.
    • To display a package description under Details, click the package name. If additional information about the package is available, such as a readme file or release notes, a More info link is included at the end of the description text. Click the link to display the additional information in a browser. To fully understand the package you are installing, review all the information before you start the installation.
  6. Select the product package and any updates to the package that you want to install. Updates that have dependencies are automatically selected and cleared together. Click Next to continue.
    Note: If you install multiple HCL packages at the same time, or if you return to install another package later, all the HCL packages are installed into the same package group.
  7. On the Licenses page, read the license agreement for the selected package.

    If you selected more than one package to install, there might be a license agreement for each package. On the left side of the License page, click each package version to display its license agreement. The package versions that you selected (for example, the base package and an update) are listed under the package name.

    1. If you agree to the terms of all the license agreements, click I accept the terms in the license agreement.
    2. Click Next to continue.
  8. On the Location page, type the path for the shared resources directory in the Shared Resources Directory field, or accept the default path. The shared resources directory contains resources that one or more package groups can share. Click Next to continue.
    Note: If you are installing on Linux or the UNIX system, ensure that you do not include any spaces in the directory path.
    The default path is as follows:
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\HCL\IMShared or C:\Program Files\IBM\IMShared
    • Linux: /opt/hcl/IMShared or /opt/ibm/IMShared
    • UNIX systems: /opt/HCL/IMShared or /opt/IBM/IMShared
    Important: You can specify the shared resources directory only the first time that you install a package. To help ensure adequate disk space for shared resources for future packages, use your largest disk drive. You cannot change the directory location unless you uninstall all the packages.
  9. On this page, you will create a package group for the product package. A package group represents a directory in which packages share resources with other packages in the same group.

    To create a new package group:

    1. Click Create a new package group.
    2. Type the path for the installation directory for the package group or use the default path. The name for the package group is created automatically.
      Note: For Linux and the UNIX systems, the directory path cannot include spaces.
      Important: For Windows, do not select the default C:\Program Files directory unless you want your users to run the product as an Administrator. For details, see User privilege requirements for installing the product.
  10. Type a path for the installation directory or accept the default path.
    Note: Ensure that your installation path does not contain parenthesis or double-byte characters.
  11. Click Next to continue.
  12. On the Features page, select the features you want to install. To display a description of a feature in the Details section, click the feature name.
    • To install support for automatic views, select the Automatic Views functionality. Some of the key features of automatic views are instant workspace creation and updates, on-demand loading of versions when they are first referenced, and sharing of loaded versions across multiple automatic views.
      Note: Automatic views are part of the VersionVault Remote Client environment. Therefore, they do not run any privileged processes, such as the albd server, and do not require that the client system be a member of a corporate identity management domain.
    • Select the versions of Microsoft Visual Studio that you want to integrate with VersionVault. This feature is only enabled when Microsoft Visual Studio is already installed on your computer. For more information about which versions are compatible with VersionVault, see the system requirements for VersionVault.
    • When you select the Automatic View WAN Server functionality from the Server Components section, the VersionVault WAN server is also selected.
  13. On the Features configuration pages, provide the necessary configuration information for the features you are installing.
  14. On the Summary page, review your choices before installing the product package. To change the choices that you made on previous pages, click Back and make the changes. When you are satisfied with your installation choices, click Install to install the package.
  15. When the installation process is complete, a message confirms the success of the process.
    1. Click View log file to open the installation log file for the current session in a new window. You must close the Installation Log window to continue.
    2. In the Install Package wizard, select whether you want the product to start when you exit the wizard.
    3. To open the selected package, click Finish. The Install Package wizard closes and you return to the Start page of Installation Manager.