I was wondering how fast current iFixes will be applied to the liberty profile and if it even is possible to install them manually?
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Re: WAS Fixes applicable for Liberty Profile?2013-03-06T16:19:38Z in response to SystemAdminHi - I'm not sure I completely understand the question so feel free to clarify if the following does not answer it.
Fixes that apply to both the Liberty profile server and the familiar WebSphere Application Server profiles should be fixed in the same fix pack level. Interim fixes for the WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile are shipped differently to those for the other profiles - you cannot take an interim fix from one profile and install onto the other - you need the version specific to the profile (Liberty v others)
Interim fixes are (in general) placed into the next available fix pack delivery. The next estimated delivery date for a fix pack can be found on the ibm.com support site http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27004980 in the past it has not been uncommon for problems and their respective fixes reported close to the estimated release date to be placed into a later fix pack.
The actual installation of the interim fixes is quick and easy - in many situations you can install the interim fix whilst your server is up and running and then restart at your convenience to have the fix become active.
There are generally two installable versions of Liberty profile interim fixes and also of fix packs, the content is the same but the packaging and deployment method are where they differ. The two installable versions are:
1) An Installation Manager (IM) installable for situations where you originally installed the WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile using Installation Manager
2) A self extracting archive installable for situations where you have originally installed the self extracting archive version of the WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile
Interim fixes are distributed with a readme file advising you of how to install the fix onto your system including any special actions that may be required. Fix packs, as mentioned are available in both formats and the version to install depends on the version you originally installed on your system - note however that the recommended update strategy for self extracting archive installations, is to extract the fix pack level into a new location and copy/link your previous configuration to this new install.
For users with an Installation Manager (IM) install of the Liberty profile, IM will handle performing an update of your existing installation of the Liberty profile install.
Documentation on the self extracting archive fix pack installation can be found in the product documentation located at http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/index.jsp
The following page also provides information regarding updates to the WebSphere Application Server V8.5 product (all profile types) http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036014
Hope that helps,