Continued from part 1. The following installation process must be done on the both nodes. The first step when you installing TIBCO SOA products is TIBCO Runtime Agent (TRA) installation. As TIBCO doesn’t have x64 TRA yet, I have to use 32 bit installer on my 64 bit system: TIB_tra-suite_5.6.0_win_x86_32.exe. At this time, 5.6 is the latest minor release of TRA.
After welcome screen, I will scroll down and accept license agreement, next read notes and select custom install. List of products included in the TRA package will appear on the screen. You may suggest that on production server is no need to install designer, but it is not so, I’m faced with the dependence of certain components, such as TIBCO SmartMapper, from its designer libraries. My suggestion is install full suite. Next step is specify default installation home that will be used for all TIBCO products. I prefer to use “D:\tibco” folder. Some next steps allow me to install documentations for components and the last screen before files copying is installation preview and confirmation.
After all files are copied, will be offered the opportunity to install an additional database JDBC driver. You can use this opportunity to install an additional driver or do it later manually like me. After that installation summary screen will appear and installation will be finished.
Now it is time to install TRA patch release. The latest is 5.6.1, file is TIB_tra-suite_5.6.1_win_x86.exe. Patch release is not includes all TRA files, so it must be installed after latest minor release. Installation looks very similar to TRA installation, but is is update only: next, next, next, finish.
Installing TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks is not more difficult than installing Runtime Agent. At this time minor version is 5.7, file name is TIB_bw-simple_5.7.0_win_x86.exe. After welcome screen, I will scroll down and accept license agreement, read notes and look at detected an established installation home – “D:\tibco” in my case. Custom setup type helps me make sure I install all the components. Installation preview screen do the same thing. After short files copying process TIBCO BusinessWorks installation will be finished.
Installing patch release 5.7.1 is even easier. File is TIB_bw-simple_5.7.1_win_x86.exe. Next, accept, next, next, next, finish.
As x64 EMS is available, I will use latest 64 bit version 5.1.3 in TIB_ems_5.1.3_win_x86_64_vc8.zip archive. To install TIBCO EMS from version 5 new TIBCOUniversalInstaller will be used. By the way, this new installer is also used to install TIBCO Rendezvous from version 8 if you need install it as complete standalone product not as limited TRA part. Looks like TIBCO decided to switch all the products in this new installer. Package distributed as zip file and size increased twice compare to old binary installer package. For me old installer was lighter than new. Fundamental change in the new installer is that now we can specify different installation environments and it helps to install and manage many instances of same product on one host.
Then I will select custom installation as usual to install full set. If you install TIBCO EMS on MS Windows platform, installer will install EMS as a system service. Next question will be concerning service startup type: manual or auto. Let it be manual, in fact it doesn’t matter in my case as I will remove this default service and install it later a little differently. On the next screen pre-install summary will be displayed and after press to “install” button TIBCO EMS installation process will be completed.
The last main product to install is TIBCO Administrator. The latest version at this time is 5.6.0 and I will install from TIB_tibcoadmin-epe-simple_5.6.0_win_x86_32 as it only 32 bit version available. Installation is very simple: accept license agreements, read notes, look at gray read-only installation folder name as it is old installer again, select custom type and leave administrator binaries and its documentation checked. After confirmation, installation process will be completed.
TIBCO Domain Utility will be started automatically. Do not close this window, I will continue with domain creation in the part 3.