As an alternative to installing a Portal Configuration through BMC Middleware Automation, you can use BMC Middleware Automation to install a Portal Application Archive (PAA) on WebSphere Portal 8.0. A Portal Application Archive file is a compressed file that contains an application along with its directory structure, component properties, and database support.
You can use BMC Middleware Automation to install Portal Application Archives, either through the user interface or through the CLI. After installing the PAA, the installed application is similar to any other WebSphere Portal application. You can then use BMC Middleware Automation to identify components in the PAA that require updating (for example, by comparing Snapshots).
For more information about PAA files, see the IBM Knowledge Center for Portal 8.0, the section about using the Solution Installer.
Within the cli subdirectory of your BMC Middleware Automation installation, execute a command that invokes the runDeliver script with the
-mode installPAA option.
The following options are available for the
The full path to the Portal Application Archive file
The file name of the WebSphere Portal Server Profile