How to download and install a Fix Pack in WebSphere on Linux

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Download and extract the Fix Pack

  1. Download the fix pack you want to install from https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27009661. This will download a zipped file, such as 9.0.0-WS-WAS-FP006.zip. In this example, fix pack 9.0.0.6 will be downloaded.
  2. Create a directory for the Fix Packs.
~]# mkdir -p /opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006
  1. Unzip the downloaded Fix Pack.
~]# unzip 9.0.0-WS-WAS-FP006.zip -d /opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006

 


Install the Fix Pack using Installation Manager GUI

Before installing a fix pack, the will need to stop the application server.

‚ÄčIn Installation Manager, select File > Preferences. Select Add Repository, and enter the location of your fix pack repository.config file. Select OK.

 

Select Update.

 

Select IBM WebSphere Application Server version and select Next.

 

Select the new version for the application server and select Next.

 

Select I accept the terms of the license agreement and select Next.

 

Select Next.

 

Select Update.

 

Install the Fix Pack using the command line

  1. Stop the application server.
  2. Create the secure storage file (note: there may aleady be a secure storage file at /var/lib/InstallationManager/secure_storage)
~]# /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imutilsc 
  saveCredential 
  -secureStorageFile /path/to/your_storage_file
  -userName 'your_IBM_user_ID' 
  -userPassword 'your_IBM_password'
  -url http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/entitled/repository.xml
  1. List the components that can be installed in the Fix Pack. In this example, version 9.0.0.6 of the BASE, ILAN, ND (Network Deployment), and NDDMZ (Network Deployment DMZ) components can be installed. Replace "/opt/IBM/FixPacks" with the directory that the Fix Pack was extracted to.
~]# /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl listAvailablePackages -repositories /opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006
com.ibm.websphere.BASE.v90_9.0.6.20171205_1311
com.ibm.websphere.ILAN.v90_9.0.6.20171205_1311
com.ibm.websphere.ND.v90_9.0.6.20171205_1311
com.ibm.websphere.NDDMZ.v90_9.0.6.20171205_1311
  1. Create a response file.
~]# touch /opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006/response.xml
  1. Add the following markup to the response file.
    • Replace "repository location" with the location of the new repository.config file.
    • Replace "9.0.6.20171215_1311" with the version that was produced by the listAvailablePackages command.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<agent-input>
<server>
  <repository location='/opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006/repository.config'/>
</server>
<profile id='IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0' 
  installLocation='/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer'>
  <data key='eclipseLocation' value='/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer'/>
  <data key='user.import.profile' value='false'/>
  <data key='cic.selector.nl' value='en, fr, it, zh, ro, ru, zh_TW, de, ja, pl, es, cs, hu, ko, pt_BR'/>
</profile>
<install modify='false'>
  <offering profile='IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0' id='com.ibm.websphere.BASE.v90' 
    version='9.0.6.20171205_1311' features='core.feature'/>
</install>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.eclipseCache' value='/opt/IBM/IMShared'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.connectTimeout' value='30'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.readTimeout' value='30'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.downloadAutoRetryCount' value='0'/>
<preference name='offering.service.repositories.areUsed' value='true'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.ssl.nonsecureMode' value='false'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.http.disablePreemptiveAuthentication' value='false'/>
<preference name='http.ntlm.auth.kind' value='NTLM'/>
<preference name='http.ntlm.auth.enableIntegrated.win32' value='true'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.preserveDownloadedArtifacts' value='true'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.keepFetchedFiles' value='false'/>
<preference name='PassportAdvantageIsEnabled' value='false'/>
<preference name='com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.searchForUpdates' value='false'/>
</agent-input>
  1. Install the Fix Pack.
~]# /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl 
  input /opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006/response.xml 
  -secureStorageFile /path/to/your/storage_file 
  -log /opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006/log.xml
  -acceptLicense

 



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