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Monday, 19 May 2014

Applying packs to websphere application server using installation manager on windows

Follow  the steps to apply packs to WebSphere Application Server using IBM Installation Manager(IM) on windows:
                 If u want to watch this process, click on below link
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1)First check present version of WebSphere Application Server.
    Follow the steps to find out version of WebSphere Application Server
      /bin/versionInfo.bat

    My WebSphere Application Server's version is  8.5.5.0. Now I apply fix pack to update it to WAS 8.5.5.2.
2)Download packs from IBM website which is suitable for your version.
3)Now I downloaded WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.2 fix pack. It comes 2 different zip files like
                   8.5.5-WS-WAS-FP0000002-part1.zip
                   8.5.5-WS-WAS-FP0000002-part2.zip

4)unzip two zip files. Then provide same name two those unzip folders. It may ask "Confirm Folder Replace". Click on "Yes" button. Now u can have only one folder in that location. Follow images carefully u will get more idea about it.

5)Stop all services related to WebSphere Application server like servers, nodeAgents and dmgr.
6)Open the IBM Installation Manager.

7)Add repository file to apply pack to WAS.
    File--------->Preferences--------->Click on "Add Repository" -------->Click on "Browse"--------->Select repository file from pack folder.

8)Click on Update.

9)Now follow the  steps to apply packs to WAS.
    a)Click on "Next".

    b)Click on "Next".

    c)Accept the license and click on "Next".

    d)Click on "Next".

    e)Click on "Update".

    f)Click on "Finish".

10)Now check the version of WAS.


That's it......

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