Installing on UNIX

The following procedure explains how to install MCS in a UNIX environment. You must uninstall any existing version before installing the new version.

To provide server scalability and failover protection, you can install MCS on multiple servers across your network, creating a server cluster. For more information, refer to Managing MCS Servers and Clusters, Overview.

You can install using either the default Attachmate HTTP engine, or a Websphere or WebLogic application server. If you use WebLogic, your WebLogic domain must exist before you begin the installation. If you need to create a new domain, do so using one of the methods provided by BEA.

To install MCS and the MCS agent
  1. If necessary, create your WebLogic domain.

  2. Insert the MCS CD into the CD-ROM drive, and then copy the appropriate file from the CD to your computer.
    For this environment
    Copy this file
    Most UNIX environments MCS_3.0_UNIX.tar.gz
    OS/390 and z/OS USS environments MCS_3.0_USS.tar.gz
  3. For most UNIX environments, type the following from the command line to expand the archive into its own empty directory:

    gunzip -c MCS_3.0_UNIX.tar.gz | tar xvf -


    For OS/390 and z/OS USS environments, unzip the MCS_3.0_USS.tar.gz file on your desktop, transfer the .tar file to the mainframe, and then use the tar command to expand the archive, as follows:

    tar -xovf MCS_3.0_USS.tar

  4. Change to the MCS directory and run ./

  5. Read and accept the terms of the license agreement.

  6. Follow the prompts.

    For details about the installation prompts, see Installation Prompts for UNIX.

    • For Solaris, the installer searches for required patches, and warning messages are displayed for each patch that isn't found. (Patches are not required for Solaris 9).

    • All servers in a cluster must have the same MCS management components installed. If you want to add a server to an existing MCS cluster, all servers in the cluster must run on the same Web application server and under the same operating system. You must also make sure that you specify the same configuration options (port numbers, for example) for each server installation.
  7. After the installation has completed, review the summary information, and then press ENTER.

Installation Notes

Related Topics
Bullet Management & Control Services, Overview
Bullet Installation Prompts for UNIX
Bullet Performing an Unattended Installation on UNIX