Updating packages by using wizard mode

Locate and install product updates and new features for packages that are installed with IBM® Installation Manager.

Before you begin

Before you can update a package, Installation Manager must have access to the repository that contains the package updates. Internet access might be required.
Important: Each installed package has an embedded location for its default update repository. For Installation Manager to search the default repository locations for the installed packages, the preference Search service repositories during installation and updates must be selected. For information about Search service repositories during installation and updates, see Searching service repositories.

About this task

Use Installation Manager to locate available updates for installed packages.

If you use another installer besides Installation Manager to update a package, Installation Manager might not be able to recognize the change. You might be required to uninstall the update from the other installer to use Installation Manager to update later.

Procedure

To find and install available updates:

  1. Close all programs that were installed with Installation Manager.
  2. In Installation Manager, click Update.
  3. If a new version of Installation Manager is found, you are prompted to confirm the installation before you can continue. Click OK to proceed. Installation Manager automatically installs the new version, restarts, and resumes.
  4. In the Update wizard, review the list of available updates. Information about the translations and architecture for the package group are shown.
    • To update all packages with only recommended fixes, select Update all packages with recommended updates and recommended fixes.
      Note: If you select Update all packages with recommended updates and recommended fixes and a package does not have recommend fixes, you receive the error: No updates or fixes were found for the packages that are installed in the selected locations. A package might have fixes that are not recommended.
    • To update packages with fixes that are not recommended or to update a specific package, select the package group that contains the package.
    1. Click Next.
    Installation Manager searches for updates in added and predefined repositories.

    Some packages require entitlement for updates. If you are not entitled for an update, you cannot select the update. The Status column contains a Not entitled message for updates that are not entitled. Entitlement is based on your IBM ID credentials. For more information, see IBM ID credentials Help and FAQ. For information about entitlement, see IBM Entitlement Help.

  5. Available updates are shown in the Updates list on the Update Packages page. Only the latest updates are shown by default. Clear Show recommended only to show all updates that are found for the available packages. Show recommended only is selected by default. The Only fixes for Version version option shows when fixes are available for the installed package. The fixes do not update the installed package to a later version. The Version version option shows when updates are available for the installed package. The updates install a later version of the package.
    1. To learn more about an update, click the update and review its description under Details.
    2. If more information about the update is available, a More info link is included at the end of the description text. Click the link to view the information in a browser. Review this information before you install the update.

    Some packages require entitlement for fixes. If you are not entitled for a fix, you cannot select the fix. The Status column contains a Not entitled message for fixes that are not entitled. Entitlement is based on your IBM ID credentials. For more information, see IBM ID credentials Help and FAQ. For information about entitlement, see IBM Entitlement Help.

  6. Select the versions or click Select Recommended to restore the default selections. Updates that have a dependency relationship are automatically selected and cleared together. Click Next.
  7. Select the fixes to install. Click Next.
    Note: If you select a version in the previous step that does not have any available fixes, you do not see this screen.
  8. On the Licenses page, read the license agreements for the selected updates. A list of licenses for the updates you selected is shown. Click each item to view the license agreement text.
    1. If you agree to the terms of all the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements.
    2. Click Next.
  9. Select the features to install. Click Next.
  10. Review your choices before you install the updates.
    1. To change your choices, click Back.
    2. When you are finished, click Update to download and install the updates.
    On Windows, Installation Manager checks for running processes. If processes are blocking the update, a list of these processes is shown in the Blocking Processes section. You must stop these processes before you continue the update. Click Stop All Blocking Processes. If there are no processes that must be stopped, you do not see this list. The running processes lock files that must be accessed or modified by Installation Manager.

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