IBM Installation Manager retrieves product packages from specified repository locations.
If the launchpad is used to start Installation Manager, the repository information is passed to Installation Manager. If the Installation Manager is started directly, specify an installation repository that contains the product packages that you want to install. See Setting repository preferences in Installation Manager.
Some organizations bundle and host their own product packages on their intranet. Your system administrators will need to provide you with the correct URL.
By default, IBM Installation Manager uses an embedded URL in each Rational software delivery product to connect to a repository server over the Internet. Installation Manager then searches for the product packages as well as new features.
- Setting repository preferences in Installation Manager
When you start the installation of Rational Functional Tester from the launchpad program, the location of the repository that contains the product package you are installing is automatically defined in IBM Installation Manager when it starts. However, if you start Installation Manager directly (for example, installing Rational Functional Tester from a repository located on a Web server) then specify the repository preference (the URL for the directory that contains the product package) in Installation Manager before you can install the product package.