As of WebSphere portal v8.5 CF05 it is not supported to create profile once a CF is installed. Therefore the currently correct order of installing WebSphere Portal v8.5 is:
- Installation of the binaries
- Creation of the profile (unless done during the installation of the product)
- Installation of the most current CF following the installation instructions for standalone or cluster installations
The CF installation instructions also state at the beginning: "This cumulative fix can only be applied to an existing functional version of WebSphere Portal V126.96.36.199 or V188.8.131.52 with a previous cumulative fix applied."
This supported installation approach is somehow different to the usual recommended approach for installations. Development is currently working to allow the creation of new profiles after the installation of CFs however there are no target dates for this enhancements yet.