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IBM IM is an installation tool that helps install many IBM products.

Software & terms:

IBM Installation Manager (IM)

IBM Installation Manager (IM) is a single installation program that uses remote or local software repositories to install, modify, or update certain IBM products.

User guides and security guides to support this release are available for online viewing User Guide.


This charm makes use of resources, a feature only available in Juju 2.0. During deploy or upgrade, you will need to specify the installable package(s) required by this charm. Download your licensed IBM Installation Manager packages from the Product Page.

Package for Ubuntu on AMD64 (x86_64):

IBM Installation Manager 1.8 (

Package for Ubuntu on Power (ppc64le):

IBM Installation Manager 1.8 (


To use this charm, you must agree to the Terms of Use. You can view the full license for IBM Installation Manager by visiting the license-info page.

Search for "IBM Installation Manager" and choose the license that applies to the version you are using.


Run the following commands to deploy this charm:

juju deploy ibm-im --resource ibm_im_installer=</path/to/>

Note: This charm requires acceptance of Terms of Use. When deploying from the Charm Store, these terms will be presented to you for your consideration. To accept the terms:

juju agree somePlan/1


Once deployed, users can install fixpacks by upgrading the charm:

juju upgrade-charm ibm-im --resource ibm_im_fixpack=</path/to/>


Once deployed, you can use IBM IM to install any IBM products. To verify IM is installed, list the contents of the installation directory:

juju run --service ibm-im 'ls /opt/IBM/InstallationManager'

Additional information


Details about IBM Installation Manager are available here.


Information on procuring IBM IM product is available at the Product Page.


License information for IBM IM can be viewed here.


This layer is intended to be extended by other charms that would benefit from having IBM Installation Manager (IBM IM) preinstalled. For example, a WebSphere layered charm could include this layer so it could use IBM IM to install WebSphere.

To use this layer, include the following in your layer.yaml:

includes: ['layer:ibm-im']

Then in your charm, watch for the ibm-im.installed state, at which point you will know the IBM IM tools are available:


@when 'ibm-im.installed'
install_was() {
  WAS_REPO=`config-get was_repo`
  ${IM_PATH}/tools/imutilsc saveCredential -url $WAS_REPO -userName $IBM_ID_NAME -userPassword $IBM_ID_PASS -secureStorageFile ""
  ${IM_PATH}/installc -input silent-install.xml -acceptlicense -secureStorageFile ""
  ${IM_PATH}/imcl install $IM_ARGS

Known Limitations

This charm makes use of Juju features that are only available in version 2.0 or greater.

Contact Information

For issues with this charm, please contact IBM Juju Support Team


(string) The options passed to the 'curl' command when fetching files from curl_url. For example: '-u <user:password>'
(string) Location of the IBM product installation file(s). This should be a URL that curl can use to download files. Multiple URLs should be separated by a space. NOTE: cryptographic verification is required and must be specified as part of the URL query string with the key a valid hash algorithms md5, sha256, or sha512, and the the checksum value itself (http://<url>?[md5|sha256|sha512]=<checksum>). For example: '<sum>' 's<sum><sum>'
(string) Space separated list of extra deb packages to install.
(string) List of signing keys for install_sources package sources, per charmhelpers standard format (a yaml list of strings encoded as a string). The keys should be the full ASCII armoured GPG public keys. While GPG key ids are also supported and looked up on a keyserver, operators should be aware that this mechanism is insecure. null can be used if a standard package signing key is used that will already be installed on the machine, and for PPA sources where the package signing key is securely retrieved from Launchpad.
(string) List of extra apt sources, per charm-helpers standard format (a yaml list of strings encoded as a string). Each source may be either a line that can be added directly to sources.list(5), or in the form ppa:<user>/<ppa-name> for adding Personal Package Archives, or a distribution component to enable.
(boolean) Some IBM charms require acceptance of a license before installation can proceed. If required, setting this option to True indicates that you have read and accepted the IBM terms and conditions found in the license file referenced by the charm.
(string) The status of service-affecting packages will be set to this value in the dpkg database. Valid values are "install" and "hold".