I know that I'm way behind the curve, but I've been getting to grips with the methods available to automate IBM Connections deployments, using IBM Installation Manager (IIM), which was introduced with IBM Connections 3 in late 2010 :-)
This will be of use for future blog posts, especially as more IBM products are now using IIM, including WebSphere Portal 8.
So the trick is to create your response files, which is useful in helping one understand how IIM works.
IBM Connections DOES come with a sample response file; for me, it was located here: -
Upon completion, I ended up with a working IC3 environment, and the following messages: -
java.util.NoSuchElementException at java.util.StringTokenizer.nextToken(StringTokenizer.java:347) at com.ibm.connections.install.BasicLogChecker.loadCheckPoints(BasicLogChecker.java:166) at com.ibm.connections.install.BasicLogChecker.execute(BasicLogChecker.java:80) at com.ibm.connections.install.ResultPanel.checkInstallLog(ResultPanel.java:34) at com.ibm.connections.install.ResultPanel.checkInstallOperationLog(ResultPanel.java:402) at com.ibm.connections.install.ResultPanel.run(ResultPanel.java:95) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:79) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:618) at com.ibm.cic.agent.core.commonNativeInstallAdapter.Invoke$InvokeRunnable.run(Invoke.java:189) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:810)
( repeating x 13 )
The following repositories are not connected:-/tmp/installerRepository30746.tmp
On a related note, I did have an issue where I'd chosen an inappropriate node name, as per my blog post here. Having an uninstall response file helped, as I went back and forth through the install/uninstall process until I finally sorted it out.
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