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Installation Manager Fix Pack 1 ( for 1.6.3



IBM Installation Manager version has been made generally available and contains a critical fix for an issue identified in Installation Manager version 1.6.3.

Download Description

IMPORTANT: This update has been superseded and is no longer available for download from You should update your product with the most recent version available. See for the most recent version.

Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page the to browse for additional information centers.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.


No prerequisites required.

Supported platforms are based on the product that you install. Installation Manager is supported on the same platforms that are supported by the IBM products that use Installation Manager.

You must have Internet access to download the installer packages or fix packs that are listed below.

Installation Instructions

Installation Manager versions are released as both fix packs and installer packages. Use the installer packages when you are installing Installation Manager for the first time. Use the fix pack or the installer packages when you are updating Installation Manager.

Installation and Update Files

PackageFile NameActionOperating System
Installer agent.installer.platform_versionInstall or update Installation ManagerThe .zip file is specific to a platform. In the file name, platform indicates the operating system and version indicates the version of Installation Manager.
Fix Installation ManagerAll supported platforms. In the file name, version indicates the version of Installation Manager.

The fix pack package is significantly larger than the platform specific installer packages. If you are updating Installation Manager on one platform, consider using the installer package, agent.installer.platform_version, to update Installation Manager.

There are different ways to install or update Installation Manager. For step-by-step installation instructions on installing or updating Installation Manager, select the appropriate topic from the IBM Installation Manager Information Center:

Information Center topics that are specified by operating system for installing and updating Installation Manager
ActionOperating SystemIBM Installation Manager Information Center topic
Mac OS X operating system
Installing Installation Manager by using wizard mode
Installing Installation Manager by using console mode
Installing Installation Manager by using the imcl command
Installing Installation Manager silently by using the installer
IBM z/OSInstalling Installation Manager on IBM z/OS
IBM iInstalling Installation Manager on IBM i
Mac OS X operating system
Updating Installation Manager by using wizard mode
Updating Installation Manager by using the imcl command
Updating Installation Manager silently
Updating Installation Manager by using the imcl command
Updating Installation Manager silently

Download Package

The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

Note: In Fix Central, the agent.installer.platform_version file is referred to as a refresh pack and as a fix. You can use this file to install Installation Manager. You can also use this file to update Installation Manager from an earlier version.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This is a fix pack release containing a critical fix for Installation Manager 1.6.3.

Problems Solved

Click the Fix List link in the supporting documentation above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

There are no open APARs for this release.

Change History

No new features or functions in this version.

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Document Information

Modified date:
25 October 2021