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Pondering Automation: Silence is Golden

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Howdy out there in automation land! Hopefully the fall is treating you well and everyone in the US is getting ready for a nice break next week and time with friends and family. This is a quick video blog on the *NEW* silent installer feature for Cisco Process Orchestrator(CPO). It has been wanted for a long time and was added into 3.1.1 and improved in 3.2. I will show you a silent install from scratch in 3.2 of a single node. (brand new install)

Before you start I had to do the following things to make sure it worked right...

1) Disable UAC for all admins/etc. You can re-enable it *after* install is complete

2) Download and install the MS Visual C++ 2008 64 bit redistributable kit:

3) Download and install the MS Visual C++ 2013 64 bit redistributable kit:

Normally these would be handled by the GUI installer but you must have them installed. You must also have *ALL* of the standard CPO pre-reqs met... as a reminder, here is what they are:

After that is taken care of do the following to process a silent install...

1) Download and extract CPO binaries to a folder on your server

2) Go into the extract directory and then go into the SETUP directory

3) Edit the Silent.rsp file and configure it to your needs. (see VOD below for step by step)

4) Save Silent.rsp and close it

5) Run SilentInstall_Server.bat

This will get you your silent install.

Now you've got that, you can watch me do the same :)


Play recording



Shaun's Monthly Q/A


No questions this month! Hopefully we'll get some in to answer for next time!



Every month I will pick a handful of questions from you, the reading CPO public, to answer in this part of the blog. Please post comments/questions below. I will no longer be using the external e-mail from previous blogs.


Please also let me know if you like the format of this blog and what else you would like to see/know about. Feel free to give any ideas as to future blog posts, etc and I will be happy to post them. I hope to  do more how-tos, best practices, tips, tricks, and hopefully some interviews of the important people behind the scenes of CPO.



AUTOMATION BLOG DISCLAIMER: As always, this is a blog and my (Shaun Roberts) thoughts on CPO and automation, my thoughts on best practices, and my experiences with the product and customers. The above views are in no way representative of Cisco or any of it's partners, etc. None of these views, etc are supported and this is not a place to find standard product support. If you need standard product support  please do so via the current call in numbers on or email



Thanks to all for reading and happy automating!



-Shaun Roberts


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