Updating installed product packages

You can install updates for packages that were installed with IBM® Installation Manager.

Before you begin

By default, Internet access is required unless your repository preferences points to your local update site.

Each installed package has the location embedded for its default IBM update repository. For IBM 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. Internet access along with an IBM ID is required.

See the IBM Installation Manager help for more information.
Note: Close all programs that were installed using IBM Installation Manager before updating.
Note: The Fix List document lists all updates available for the product.

About this task

To find and install product package updates:


  1. From the Start page of the Installation Manager, click Update.
  2. If a new release or an update of IBM Installation Manager is found, you must continue with the installation of the new release or update. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the installation or update of Installation Manager.
  3. In the Update wizard, select the product package group you want to update is installed or select the Update All check box, and then click Next. IBM Installation Manager searches for updates in its repositories and the predefined update sites for the product.
  4. If updates for a package are found, then they are displayed in the Updates list on the Update Packages page below their corresponding package. Only recommended updates are displayed by default. Click Show all to display all updates found for the available packages.
    1. To learn more about an update, click the update and review its description under Details.
    2. If additional information about the update is available, a More info link will be 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.
  5. 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 and cleared together.
  6. Click Next to continue.
  7. 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.
    1. If you agree to the terms of all the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements.
    2. Click Next to continue.
  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.
    Note: 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 DVDs or other media, they must be available when you use the update feature.
  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.