Autoinstall.sh Utility Script
This IBM® Redpaper explains the functions of the autoinstall.sh utility script, its
requirements, operation, implementation, and procedures, to facilitate UNIX®
FTA fixpack installations that are initiated from the Tivoli® Workload Scheduler
master workstation. We provide two scenarios along with discussions about the
various menus and options.
Initial first time execution
The autoinstall.sh utility script is designed to run from the Tivoli Workload
Scheduler Version 8.2.0, or greater, master workstation to install fixpacks on
UNIX FTA (fault-tolerant agent) workstations with the following UNIX operating
The autoinstall.sh utility script, in conjunction with Tivoli Workload Scheduler
(UNIX 8.2.0 or greater), reduces the amount of operations and hours required to
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maintain FTA workstations that are current on maintenance fixpacks. This is
accomplished by automating and monitoring UNIX FTA fixpack installations from
a central location.
The script uses existing UNIX tools, “ssh” and “scp”, to perform tasks between
UNIX master and UNIX FTA workstations. The ssh protocol is used to provide a
secure protocol between the master and FTA. SSH certificates may be created
to eliminate the need to provide a password when connecting to a remote
system. Refer to “Configuring OPENSSH” on page 77 for more details. Some
operating systems may require that these tools be configured or installed, if they
were not part of the initial operating system installation. Please consult with your
UNIX administrator for configuration or installation assistance.
The script is designed to work on AIX, HPUX, Linux_i386 and Solaris platforms.
It must reside on the UNIX master and may only patch UNIX FTA workstations.
The script must be run as “root” user, because the Tivoli Workload Scheduler