Performing Silent Installations

Silent installations automate the installation process so that you can install EPM System products on multiple computers without manually specifying installation settings on each machine.

To enable silent installation, record your installation settings in a response file. You can then run a silent installation from the command line, using the installation options that were saved in the response file.

  To record installation settings and run a silent installation:

  1. Navigate to the directory that contains EPM System Installer.

  2. From a command line, run a command:

    installTool.cmd -record filename

    for Windows or

    installTool.sh -record filename

    for UNIX,

    where filename includes an absolute path or file name for the response file.

    The file is saved in XML format, but you do not have to save the file with a .xml extension.

    EPM System Installer launches.

  3. Proceed through EPM System Installer, specifying the options that you want to record.

    Installation options are recorded in the response file. You can modify the response file later to change installation options.

    You are now ready to run the installation in silent mode.

  4. Copy the response file to the machine on which you want to run the installation. You can also copy the file to a network drive that is accessible from the machines on which you want to install.

  5. From the command line, enter a command:

    installtool.cmd -silent filename

    for Windows or

    installtool.sh -silent filename

    for UNIX.

    The installation runs in the background.

Upgrade Note!

Silent response files are not compatible between EPM System Release 11.1.1.0, Release 11.1.2.1, 11.1.2.2 and Release 11.1.2.3. If you created silent response files for use with any earlier release of EPM System products, you must re-create them for use with EPM System Release 11.1.2.3.