ATG’s Configuration and Installation Manager (CIM) simplifies ATG product configuration by providing the steps that perform the configuration of the required database tables and necessary CSC modules. This ensures that all necessary steps are completed and are performed in the correct order. Use CIM to get your installation running quickly; however, additional configuration on your installation may be necessary.

Note: If you are using CIM to install CSC to an existing ATG application, such as ATG Commerce, do not use CIM for the installation, as it will reinitialize and configure your ATG application settings. Refer to the instructions for installing CSC as outlined in the Installing ATG Commerce Service Center section.

CIM handles the following configuration steps:

  • Creates data sources according to the database connection information you supplied, including those needed for the ACI data warehouse. and Search

  • Creates database tables and imports initial data

  • Creates and configures ATG servers, including a lock manager and a required loader servers

  • Assembles your application EAR files for each ATG server, including modules for the Agent, Production and Data Warehouse load servers, as well as DCS-CSR and Fulfillment modules for Agents

  • Deploys EAR files to your application server and allows you to start up the agent-facing, customer-facing and load servers.

  • Allows you to add custom modules

See Appendix C, CIM Configuration Components for a full listing of the database scripts and configuration files CIM uses. Refer to the CIM script help and the ATG Installation and Configuration Guide for additional information on CIM.

To configure CSC using CIM, do the following:

  1. Install your application server.

  2. Install your applications and the appropriate license files.

  3. To start CIM, go to <ATG9dir>/home/bin and type:


  4. Select the products you want to configure.

  5. Select add-ons, including Search.

  6. Continue through CIM according to the prompts. Type H at any prompt for additional information.

Note that CIM does not configure the following:

  • Standalone Search engines

  • Your Content Administration topography. See the Setting Up an Asset Management Server chapter of the ATG Content Administration Programming Guide.

  • Your Commerce store and IndexingOutputConfig component. See the ATG Commerce Search Guide. CIM does handle some configuration options, such as whether you plan to index by product or by SKU, but additional configuration is required.

  • Automatic startup for the ProductCatalogOutputConfig components on either production or staging servers. You must manually configure these components to start automatically.

  • Search project, indexing rules, and customizations. See the ATG Search Administration Guide.

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