Updating Installation Manager by using wizard mode

You can update IBM® Installation Manager without uninstalling packages that you installed by using Installation Manager.

Before you begin

Decide whether to use the service repositories or download the fix pack:

If you are updating Installation Manager on a computer that does not have internet access or you want to update to a specific version that is not the latest version, see Updating Installation Manager by using downloaded files.

About this task

You cannot add the repository.config file from the Installation Manager installation files as a repository to update Installation Manager.

You must update Installation Manager to a later version. You cannot roll back Installation Manager to an earlier version.

Procedure

Update Installation Manager to the latest version by using service repositories:

  1. In Installation Manager, click File > Preferences. On the OS X operating system, the Preferences option is under the IBM Installation Manager menu.
    1. On the Repositories tab, select Search service repositories during installation and updates.
    2. Click Updates and select the Search for Installation Manager updates option.
    3. Click OK to close the Preferences page.
  2. Click one of these wizards: Install or Update. Installation Manager searches for updates to itself. If a later version is found, you are prompted to update Installation Manager. For version information, click Details.
    1. Click Yes to update Installation Manager.

Updating Installation Manager by using downloaded files

Procedure

  1. Create a directory on the computer where Installation Manager is installed.
  2. Extract the fix pack to the directory that you created.
  3. Start Installation Manager.
  4. Click File > Preferences > Repositories. On the OS X operating system, the Preferences option is under the IBM Installation Manager menu.
  5. Click Add Repository.
  6. Browse to or enter the file path to the repository.config file. The repository.config file is in the directory where you extracted the compressed files.
  7. Verify that updates are enabled. Click File > Preferences > Updates and select Search for Installation Manager update.
  8. On the main page of Installation Manager, click Update.

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