How-to Install IBM Systems Director V6.3
In the past month, I’ve installed IBM Systems Director version 6.3 twice and thought I’d share some of what I learned. Systems Director V6.3 is very different from previous versions: It’s far simpler to install but the key challenge is finding clear, step-by-step documentation on what to do.
After searching IBM Redbooks and reading the relevant READMEs, I finally used notes I had taken from watching Nigel Griffith’s videos and from the lab at Power Systems Technical University. Here are the steps I followed:
1. On the server, I mounted the DVD and then copied all of its contents to a directory called /software/basedvd. I added Java6 to the front of the PATH as Systems Director expects Java6, and I had Java5 in the PATH:
2. The next step involved ensuring there was sufficient free space in the directories used for the installation because/opt needs to have at least 4 GB free and /tmp, /home, /usr and /var also need plenty of free space. Two of my installation attempts failed before I got this correct.
3. Then it’s time to install Systems Director as follows:
4. When it completes, you’ll need to configure the Agent Manager as well:
5. It will prompt you for a userid as well as passwords for the resource manager and for agent registration. Remember what you use here.
6. If director isn’t running, then start it as follows:
/opt/ibm/director/bin/smstatus -r allows you to view the status until it says it’s active.
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