A silent installation refers to installing a program by implementing a script. The script is part of a state file. The script provides all the answers that you would normally supply to the installation program interactively. Running the script saves time and is useful when you want to install multiple instances of a web agent using the same parameters in each instance.
Silent installation is a simple two-step process of generating a state file and then using that state file. To generate a state file, you record the installation process, entering all the required information that you would enter during a standard installation. Then you run the installation program with the state file as the input source.
You can perform the tasks for a silent installation through the GUI (except on AIX systems) or through the command line as described in the respective sections that follow.