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Platform Process Manager: automated installation and configuration?

Hi,

 

I'm looking for a way to automatically/silently install and configure the third-party utility, Platform Process Manager. I only require the Process Manager Client component.

 

The only documentation I can find about the installation is a step-by-step process requiring user interaction, nothing about automatic deployment.

 

Any ideas anyone?

 

Thanks.

 

Michel


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‎02-09-2017 04:37 AM
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Re: Platform Process Manager: automated installation and configuration?

Posted in reply to m_oversteyns

Hello @m_oversteyns

 

there is a lot of documentation on http://www-304.ibm.com/support/customercare/sas/f/plcomp/platformprocess.html , but also in your own depot. You need to look for silent or quiet.

 

On https://support.sas.com/rnd/scalability/platform/PSS6.1/pm8.1_using.pdf page 11 it mentions:

 

Silent installation
• You can now install Process Manager silently on Windows hosts without requiring user input. To
accomplish this, run the installer once to record your responses in a response file, then run subsequent
installations using the response file to automate your installation responses

 

 

On a more updated version:

 

https://support.sas.com/rnd/scalability/platform/PSS8.1/pm9.1_release_notes.pdf:

 

msi format for Windows installation package and msp patch installer
On Windows, the Process Manager package now has an .msi format. In addition,
there is a new patch installer to patch your Process Manager installations with .msp
files.
Silent installation and uninstallation is also supported and there is a new
install.bat file for remote silent installations.

 

 

Be careful about some indications:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1022553 mentions Currently, it is not supported to install flow manager in silent mode by Windows system user like "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM"

 

Finally: In case you are still decided to install the Flow Manager and Calendar Editor components of the IBM Process Manager, you might want to read:

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZSHQ_10.1.0/source/pm_install_win_silent_new.html

which mentions

 

 

In the command prompt, run the silent installer by specifying parameters to the msiexec command.
For example, to install a Process Manager client:

msiexec /i pm10.1_pinstall_client.msi /qn LAPAGREE=yes 
INSTALLDIR=”C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Spectrum LSF Process Manager” 
WORKDIR=”C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Spectrum LSF Process Manager”  
JS_HOST=hostA  JS_PORT=1966 
For example, to install a Process Manager Server:

msiexec /i ppm10.1_pinstall_win.msi /qn LAPAGREE=yes 
INSTALLDIR=”C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Spectrum LSF Process Manager” 
WORKDIR=”C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Spectrum LSF Process Manager” 
ADDLOCAL=”server,editor,manager”  JS_PORT=1966 JS_ADMIN=mydomain\user1 
LSF_ENVDIR=”C:\LSF_10.1\conf” SERVICEUSERNAME=mydomain\user2 
SERVICEPASSWORD=xxxxx SERVICETYPE=windows

Then, of course, modify the line ADDLOCAL=”server,editor,manager” and remove the "server" component Smiley Wink

 

And, at last, why not to provide a virtualized package of this client? Don;t you have virtualized clients at your company?

 

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‎02-09-2017 04:37 AM
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Re: Platform Process Manager: automated installation and configuration?

Posted in reply to m_oversteyns

Hello @m_oversteyns

 

there is a lot of documentation on http://www-304.ibm.com/support/customercare/sas/f/plcomp/platformprocess.html , but also in your own depot. You need to look for silent or quiet.

 

On https://support.sas.com/rnd/scalability/platform/PSS6.1/pm8.1_using.pdf page 11 it mentions:

 

Silent installation
• You can now install Process Manager silently on Windows hosts without requiring user input. To
accomplish this, run the installer once to record your responses in a response file, then run subsequent
installations using the response file to automate your installation responses

 

 

On a more updated version:

 

https://support.sas.com/rnd/scalability/platform/PSS8.1/pm9.1_release_notes.pdf:

 

msi format for Windows installation package and msp patch installer
On Windows, the Process Manager package now has an .msi format. In addition,
there is a new patch installer to patch your Process Manager installations with .msp
files.
Silent installation and uninstallation is also supported and there is a new
install.bat file for remote silent installations.

 

 

Be careful about some indications:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1022553 mentions Currently, it is not supported to install flow manager in silent mode by Windows system user like "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM"

 

Finally: In case you are still decided to install the Flow Manager and Calendar Editor components of the IBM Process Manager, you might want to read:

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZSHQ_10.1.0/source/pm_install_win_silent_new.html

which mentions

 

 

In the command prompt, run the silent installer by specifying parameters to the msiexec command.
For example, to install a Process Manager client:

msiexec /i pm10.1_pinstall_client.msi /qn LAPAGREE=yes 
INSTALLDIR=”C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Spectrum LSF Process Manager” 
WORKDIR=”C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Spectrum LSF Process Manager”  
JS_HOST=hostA  JS_PORT=1966 
For example, to install a Process Manager Server:

msiexec /i ppm10.1_pinstall_win.msi /qn LAPAGREE=yes 
INSTALLDIR=”C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Spectrum LSF Process Manager” 
WORKDIR=”C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Spectrum LSF Process Manager” 
ADDLOCAL=”server,editor,manager”  JS_PORT=1966 JS_ADMIN=mydomain\user1 
LSF_ENVDIR=”C:\LSF_10.1\conf” SERVICEUSERNAME=mydomain\user2 
SERVICEPASSWORD=xxxxx SERVICETYPE=windows

Then, of course, modify the line ADDLOCAL=”server,editor,manager” and remove the "server" component Smiley Wink

 

And, at last, why not to provide a virtualized package of this client? Don;t you have virtualized clients at your company?

 

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Re: Platform Process Manager: automated installation and configuration?

Posted in reply to JuanS_OCS

Wow Smiley Surprised this is excellent advice. Thank you very much.

 

I feel a bit embarrased to be asking these questions, because I am not a SAS specialist, I'm a Workstation Technician who has been charged with automating an installation of a product I do not use or master. This makes finding the correct information very hard.

 

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction! I appreciate it very much!

 

Michel

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Re: Platform Process Manager: automated installation and configuration?

Posted in reply to m_oversteyns
Oh, for info, we're using an older version of Platform in our Depot, that's why I couldn't find any info. I'm not the one in charge of the Depot so that's makes implementing this stuff even harder.
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Re: Platform Process Manager: automated installation and configuration?

Posted in reply to JuanS_OCS
About the virtualization: that would be a possibilty to discuss with the client who is demanding the upgrade to SAS 9.4M3. Our team of SAS specialists at work didn't propose it, and I didn't know the possibility existed.
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Re: Platform Process Manager: automated installation and configuration?

Posted in reply to m_oversteyns

Hello Michel, @m_oversteyns,

 

you don't need to be embarrased. Your questions are quite normal and aligned with IT best practices. Fortunately, during the last years SAS teams are making a great effort to include every component on the ICT best practices and even improving them on some areas.

 

Of course, about the IBM product, SAS cannot do really much, since it is a 3rd Party product with no real updates, just some bug maintenances. So we need to handle it as best as possible Smiley Happy

 

And about the virtualization, I think it is a great option, it would make your life much easier for quick deployment of any client. Some clients based on .NET, as Enterprise Guide and the Addin for Office, sometimes give a bit of problem, but all of them quickly solved, since it depends on the Virtualization system which, some of them, do not register the COM, DCOM components properly. But after the initial installation, SAS provided tools to register them and fix the problem ;-)  

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