Updating installed product packages

Package updates provide fixes and updates to installed product packages. You can use the Update Packages wizard in IBM® Installation Manager to install updates for product packages that were installed by using IBM Installation Manager.

Before you begin

Internet access is required unless your repository preferences points to a local update site.

Each installed package has the location embedded for its default IBM update repository. For Installation Manager to search the IBM update repository locations for the installed packages, the preference Search service repositories during installation and updates on the Repositories preference page must be selected. This preference is selected by default. For more information, seethe Installation Manager help.

  • Close all programs that were installed using Installation Manager before updating.
  • During the update process, Installation Manager might prompt you for the location of the repository for the base version of the package. If you installed the product from CDs or other media, they must be available when you use the update feature.


  1. Start IBM Installation Manager.
  2. On the Start page of IBM Installation Manager, click Update.
  3. Optional: If a required version of IBM Installation Manager is not detected on your computer, you must continue with the update of Installation Manager. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the update.
  4. In the Update Packages wizard, select the product package group that you want to update or click the Update All check box and click Next. Installation Manager searches for updates in its repositories and the predefined update sites for the product.
  5. On the Update page, complete the following steps:
    1. To display all updates found for the available packages, click Show all.
    2. To learn more about an update, click the update and review its description under Details. If additional information about the update is available, a More info link is included at the end of the description text. Click the link to display the information in a browser. Review this information before installing the update.
    3. Select the updates that you want to install or click Select Recommended to restore the default selections. Updates that have a dependency relationship are automatically selected or cleared.
    4. Click Next.
  6. On the Licenses page, read the license agreements for the selected updates. On the left side of the License page, the list of licenses for the updates you selected is displayed; click each item to display the license agreement text. If you agree to the terms of all the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements and click Next.
  7. On the Features page, select the features that you want to update and complete the following steps:
    1. To learn more about a feature, click the feature and review the brief description under Details.
    2. If you want to see the dependency relationships between features, select Show Dependencies. When you click a feature, any features that depend on it and any features that are its dependents are shown in the Dependencies window. As you select or exclude features in the packages, Installation Manager automatically enforces any dependencies with other features and displays updated download size and disk space requirements for the installation.
    3. Click Next
  8. On the Summary page, review your choices before installing the updates.
    1. If you want to change the choices you made on previous pages, click Back, and make your changes.
    2. When you are satisfied, click Update to download and install the updates. A progress indicator shows the percentage of the installation completed.
  9. Optional: When the update process completes, a message that confirms the success of the process is displayed near the top of the page. Click View log file to open the log file for the current session in a new window. You must close the Installation Log window to continue.
  10. Click Finish to close the wizard.