The Difference Between Liberty 126.96.36.199 Fresh Installation and Upgrading an Installation
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The Recommended Updates for WebSphere Application Server provides two options for Liberty Fix Pack 188.8.131.52 download. One is for a new installation (installed using the Installation Manager) and one for updating an existing WebSphere Application Server Liberty 8.5.5.x installation. This might be confusing as to the differences between the two possible downloads and how they can be installed. Lets explore these questions.
Fundamentally there are no differences in the content between the Liberty 184.108.40.206 fresh installation and upgrade installation. If you already have Liberty installed, then the Liberty Fix Pack 220.127.116.11 or above is the one you need to choose. If you have WebSphere Application Server Liberty v18.104.22.168, the 22.214.171.124 or above can be considered as the next Fix Pack to install. To get the fix pack 126.96.36.199, you can simply click the "Fix Pack" option in the above link and download the requisite jar file to install.
The Liberty 188.8.131.52 level can also be applied to WebSphere Application Server v9.0, as it is the first of a series of common Liberty levels that apply to both WebSphere Application Server v8.5 and v 9.0. See the details in: New Liberty fix pack numbering for WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5 and Version 9.0 .
As for how to install the Fix Pack 184.108.40.206, for example, there are two kinds of installation methods: Archive installation and Installation Manager (IM) installation. You may want to know about the differences between an Archive installation and using IM for the install.
With an Archive installation for each new Fix Pack, you need to unjar the download to install Liberty 220.127.116.11 into a new location. Then you modify your environment variables to point to the existing configuration or migrate the old configuration to the new install location. Note: When 18.104.22.168 or above is available, you will need to install this Fix Pack into a new separate directory.
Using IM for the install, you will need to install the 16.0.0.x Fix Pack by pointing the IM tool to the repository containing the Fix Pack and to the installation you wish to upgrade. Set the repository location for IM to use under File → Preferences → Repositories. Use the Upgrade icon on the main IM panel to install the 16.0.0.x Fix Pack to your product.
You can find the IM packages and Archive packages for 22.214.171.124 at the following link: 126.96.36.199: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 188.8.131.52