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PetrH
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Pinned topic WAS 8.5.5 vs 8.5

‏2013-04-26T12:35:42Z |

Hello, I've got just few questions reagading the soon to be released WAS 8.5.5

- Will it bring something useful if we're currently at WAS 8.5 and don't need the Liberty profile at the moment? I could read about some nice performance improvements (over WAS 8.5) which would be good reason to upgrade, however the official announcement letter doesn't mention anything such.

- Will be there some sort of simple upgrade path from WAS 8.5? It seems it's going to be more like an updated version of WAS 8.5 instead of new major release. As we're in the process of migration to WAS 8.5 we might consider going rather to 8.5.5, however as we (and our customers) have got several existing 8.5 environments it would be definitely better to be able to upgrade WAS 8.5 to 8.5.5 directly (like there were some WAS refresh packs in the past).

 

EDIT: found this redbook which more or less answers the 1st question

Updated on 2013-04-26T16:26:59Z at 2013-04-26T16:26:59Z by PetrH
  • bkail
    bkail
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    Re: WAS 8.5.5 vs 8.5

    ‏2013-04-26T20:37:34Z  

    8.5.5 is the successor to 8.5.0.2, so it will be possible to update.

  • bkail
    bkail
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    Re: WAS 8.5.5 vs 8.5

    ‏2013-04-26T20:37:34Z  

    8.5.5 is the successor to 8.5.0.2, so it will be possible to update.

  • PetrH
    PetrH
    83 Posts

    Re: WAS 8.5.5 vs 8.5

    ‏2013-04-27T11:54:13Z  
    • bkail
    • ‏2013-04-26T20:37:34Z

    8.5.5 is the successor to 8.5.0.2, so it will be possible to update.

    Thanks, that's good to know. From the announcement letter it wasn't very clear (and also the recommended fixes page doesn't mention anything yet) and though it should theoretically fall under the refresh pack category it seemed like it might be treated as a separate branch.

  • 81R8_Kalle_Narinen
    81R8_Kalle_Narinen
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    Re: WAS 8.5.5 vs 8.5

    ‏2013-05-22T16:41:00Z  

    Just to make clear. If I want to update from 8.5. to 8.5.5. i need to follow the migration process.

    there is no enhancement pak that I can utilize e.g. using updateInstaller?

    Meaning that I need to install 8.5.5. and then profile by profile do the run time migration from top-down in the topology?

     

  • bkail
    bkail
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    Re: WAS 8.5.5 vs 8.5

    ‏2013-05-30T17:37:02Z  

    Just to make clear. If I want to update from 8.5. to 8.5.5. i need to follow the migration process.

    there is no enhancement pak that I can utilize e.g. using updateInstaller?

    Meaning that I need to install 8.5.5. and then profile by profile do the run time migration from top-down in the topology?

     

    No, you will not need to follow the migration process for 8.5.5.  8.5.5 is the next fixpak after 8.5.0.2, so you can install it using IM as usual.

  • halappa
    halappa
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    Re: WAS 8.5.5 vs 8.5

    ‏2013-10-11T14:52:19Z  
    • bkail
    • ‏2013-05-30T17:37:02Z

    No, you will not need to follow the migration process for 8.5.5.  8.5.5 is the next fixpak after 8.5.0.2, so you can install it using IM as usual.

    WAS 8.5.0.2 to WAS 8.5.5.0

     

    How can i upgrade from WAS 8.5.0.2 to WAS 8.5.5.0(2), can any one tell us how to do this or any link for this.

    Where can i download the refresh pack WAS 8.5.5.0(2), please suggest us.

    Present we are in the version of WAS 8.5.0.2

     

     

  • bkail
    bkail
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    Re: WAS 8.5.5 vs 8.5

    ‏2013-10-11T15:05:26Z  
    • halappa
    • ‏2013-10-11T14:52:19Z

    WAS 8.5.0.2 to WAS 8.5.5.0

     

    How can i upgrade from WAS 8.5.0.2 to WAS 8.5.5.0(2), can any one tell us how to do this or any link for this.

    Where can i download the refresh pack WAS 8.5.5.0(2), please suggest us.

    Present we are in the version of WAS 8.5.0.2

     

     

    In the future, please create a new post rather than responding to old posts.

    8.5.5 can be installed by starting IM and selecting "update".  See the following for complete instructions: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034969

  • Ignacio01
    Ignacio01
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    Re: WAS 8.5.5 vs 8.5

    ‏2015-08-29T17:08:52Z  

    I'd like to know if RHEL 7 is also supported for WAS 8.5, or it is a new feature for WAS 8.5.5

  • Eric Covener
    Eric Covener
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    Re: WAS 8.5.5 vs 8.5

    ‏2015-08-29T21:11:17Z  

    I'd like to know if RHEL 7 is also supported for WAS 8.5, or it is a new feature for WAS 8.5.5

    You shouldn't resurrect old threads like this.

    RHEL7 is only certified on 8.5.5.5 and later.  8.5.x is a dead-end  at 8.5.0.2 so the 8.5 vs 8.5.5 distinction is kind of pointless.