How to download and install a Fix Pack in WebSphere (command line)

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When installing a Fix Pack, always installed the Fix Pack on the Dmgr before installing the Fix Pack for other components, such as the application server. The Dmgr must have a higher version that the components being managed by the Dmgr.

Download the fix pack you want to install from This will download a zipped file, such as In this example, fix pack will be downloaded. Create a directory for the Fix Packs.

~]# mkdir -p /opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006


Unzip the downloaded Fix Pack.

~]# unzip -d /opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006


List the components that can be installed in the Fix Pack. In this example, version 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


Create a response file.

~]# touch /opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006/response.xml


Add the following markup to the response file.

  • Replace "repository location" with the location of the new repository.config file.
  • Replace "" with the version that was produced by the listAvailablePackages command.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <repository location='/opt/IBM/FixPacks/fixpack9006/repository.config'/>
<profile id='IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0' 
  <data key='eclipseLocation' value='/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer'/>
  <data key='user.import.profile' value='false'/>
  <data key='' value='en, fr, it, zh, ro, ru, zh_TW, de, ja, pl, es, cs, hu, ko, pt_BR'/>
<install modify='false'>
  <offering profile='IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.0' id='' 
    version='' features='core.feature'/>
<preference name='' value='/opt/IBM/IMShared'/>
<preference name='' value='30'/>
<preference name='' value='30'/>
<preference name='' value='0'/>
<preference name='offering.service.repositories.areUsed' value='true'/>
<preference name='' value='false'/>
<preference name='' value='false'/>
<preference name='http.ntlm.auth.kind' value='NTLM'/>
<preference name='http.ntlm.auth.enableIntegrated.win32' value='true'/>
<preference name='' value='true'/>
<preference name='' value='false'/>
<preference name='PassportAdvantageIsEnabled' value='false'/>
<preference name='' value='false'/>


Before installing a fix pack, the will need to stop all of the components being managed by the dmgr, such as the JVMs and nodes, and then stop the Dmgr. 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 
  -secureStorageFile /path/to/your_storage_file
  -userName 'your_IBM_user_ID' 
  -userPassword 'your_IBM_password'


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


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