How to install RAD or Rational packages multiple times

Suppose you have to install RAD or Rational packages like RPT or the Websphere Commerce Toolkit on more than one machine. Or just update more than one workstation at the last level (7.5.5.1 for example).

It can be a very big waste of time updating RAD, WAS Test Environment, Product specific fixpack or fixes using the Installation Manager automatic update.

Installation Manager automatic update

What you need is to setup an enterprise repository.

This technote describe very well how to do it

[How to create an enterprise repository]

and after you can update the enterprise repository you created

[How to merge a new update into an existing enterprise repository]

Shortly using the IBM Packaging Utility (an underestimated Rational tool), you will use the zips files downloaded from the public Rational repository (http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/rationalsdp/)

public Rational repository

into a server in your network and using it as internal Rational repository to install and update your workstations quickly and safely.

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3 comments on “How to install RAD or Rational packages multiple times
  1. amit patel says:

    I have RAD 7.5.4 from passport advantage
    and RAD 7.5.5.1 update files from support

    I have unzipped both
    But when I add both diskTag.inf as repositories, the update says that it needs 7.5.5 and cant find it
    :(

    • mfabbri says:

      Hi Amit,
      in general you can’t add to the repository any RAD version: it depends where you start from. In your case the starting version is 7.5.4.
      Would you send me a screenshot? Maybe I can help you.

  2. Phiphat says:

    can’t install RAD7.5 on window xp sv3
    please help me

    Installation failed.
    Adding zip was.v7.base.win.jdk 1.0.0.20080829-r0834-28 to repository C:\Program Files\IBM\SDPShared failed.
    Resumable download failed: file:/D:/WTSSoftware/Rad7.5Complete/WAS70/disk1/ad/native/file000002.
    Encountered 2 times: Downloading zip was.v7.base.win.jdk 1.0.0.20080829-r0834-28.
    Downloading ‘file:/D:/WTSSoftware/Rad7.5Complete/WAS70/disk1/ad/native/file000002’ to ‘C:\Program Files\IBM\SDPShared\tmp\cicdip_phiphatjea\v\md5\a2390225ac2ec285eea29d1b6be3104d_md5~b62d2debb31d7eead282f8fef7276dd5’.
    Table of contents digests differs from digest of downloaded file.
    ‘md5’ digest values do not match: [a2390225ac2ec285eea29d1b6be3104d] vs [03b98cfce656ee864b985aae7cdb9b15].
    Adding zip base.v7.stub.win 1.0.0.20080829-r0834-28 to repository C:\Program Files\IBM\SDPShared failed.
    Resumable download failed: file:/D:/WTSSoftware/Rad7.5Complete/RAD/disk3/ad/native/file000006.
    Encountered 2 times: Downloading zip base.v7.stub.win 1.0.0.20080829-r0834-28.
    Downloading ‘file:/D:/WTSSoftware/Rad7.5Complete/RAD/disk3/ad/native/file000006’ to ‘C:\Program Files\IBM\SDPShared\tmp\cicdip_phiphatjea\v\md5a578d23e704ecf5dd5e2f847932234e_md5~51a770a42c86ec4de72c62be694e75a9’.
    Table of contents digests differs from digest of downloaded file.
    ‘md5’ digest values do not match: [0a578d23e704ecf5dd5e2f847932234e] vs [448f7790e2087432203d16a4c0f7c6b6].

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