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embedded WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server maintenance installation procedure for IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.3

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Question

How do we install maintenance for the embedded WebSphere Application Server and the IBM HTTP Server provided by IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2.3?

Cause

IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) provides embedded WebSphere Application Server (eWAS) and IBM HTTP Server (IHS) for use with Tivoli Enterprise Portal Sever (TEPS). For maintenance purposes it may be necessary to install fix packs and/or interim fixes for eWAS and IHS.

You can use this procedure to install fix packs and interim fixes for a given eWAS and IHS version, but not to upgrade to a new eWAS or IHS version. For example, you can use it to install eWAS 7.0.0.45 on top of eWAS 7.0.0.29, but you cannot use it to install eWAS version 8.0 on top of eWAS version 7.0.
The following table shows the different levels of eWAS and IHS that are provided by 6.2.3:
 

ITM version
eWAS version
IHS version
6.23.05.00
7.0.0.29
7.0.0.00
6.23.03.00 - 6.23.04.00
7.0.0.25
7.0.0.00
6.23.01.00 - 6.23.02.00
7.0.0.19
7.0.0.00
6.23.00.00
7.0.0.15
7.0.0.00


This technote applies specifically to eWAS, not the full version of WebSphere. Further, this technote applies only to V6.2.3 of ITM.

Answer

Follow these steps to install a new eWAS fix pack into your ITM environment:
Step 1. Back up your ITM environment.
Back up your ITM environment using your local procedures.

Step 2. Download the maintenance installation scripts.
Download the appropriate eWAS/IHS maintenance installation script to the system where your TEPS resides.

  • Unix/Linux: Download 7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.sh attached below.
    Ensure that the script has execute permission after it has been downloaded.
    ls -l ./7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.sh
    chmod a+rx ./7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.sh
  • Windows: Download 7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.cmd attached below.


Step 3. Generate the list of files that need to be downloaded.
Run 7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.sh or 7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.cmd to generate the list of files that need to be downloaded and to create the temporary directory to hold them.
When the prompt beginning with "Have all required files been downloaded to" is displayed, respond with n to exit the script so that you can download the required files.

  • Unix/Linux:
    7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.sh [-h candle_directory] [-w working_directory] [-u updateinstaller directory]
    -h Fully qualified path of the ITM installation directory.
    -w Fully qualified path of the temporary working directory for file downloads.
    -u Fully qualified path of the UpdateInstaller installation directory.
  • If 7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.sh was downloaded to CANDLEHOME/bin/, then the -h option is not needed.
    The working directory default value is: /tmp/ewasihsv7. You can specify a different location using the -w option.
    The -u option should only be used when installation of the UpdateInstaller to the documented default directory is not permitted.
    • AIX Default Location:
      /usr/IBM/WebSphere/UpdateInstaller
    • Linux Default Location:
      /opt/IBM/WebSphere/UpdateInstaller
  • Windows:
    7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.cmd [-h candle_directory] [-w working_directory] [-u updateinstaller directory]
    -h Fully qualified path of the ITM installation directory.
    -w Fully qualified path of the temporary working directory for file downloads.
    -u Fully qualified path of the UpdateInstaller installation directory.
  • The ITM installation directory default value is the %CANDLE_HOME% value retrieved from the shell environment. Normally the -h option is not needed.
    The working directory default value is: %TEMP%\ewasihsv7. You can specify a different location using the -w option.
    The -u option should only be used when installation of the UpdateInstaller to the documented default directory is not permitted.
    • Windows Default Location:
      "C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\UpdateInstaller"


Step 4: Download the files listed in the output from step 3 between the two delimiter lines starting with:
<><><><><><><><><><>
There are a number of ways to download the files:

  1. If a browser is available on the TEPS system:
    • For each file listed between the two delimiter lines in the output from step 3;
      • Copy and paste the full line, one at a time, into the browser address bar and then hit enter.
      • Save the file to the working directory displayed after the second delimiter line in the output from step 3.
  2. If the wget utility is available, in a command prompt on the TEPS system:
    • Change directory to the working directory displayed after the second delimiter line in the output from step 3.
    • For each file listed between the two delimiter lines in the output from step 3;
      • Enter the wget command followed by the copy and paste of the full line, and then hit enter.
  3. If the ftp utility is available, in a command prompt on the TEPS system:
    • Change directory to the working directory displayed after the second delimiter line in the output from step 3.
    • Run the ftp command and connect to public.dhe.ibm.com as anonymous.
    • For each file listed between the two delimiter lines in the output from step 3;
      • Change the remote directory to parent directory of the file (starting with /software/websphere/appserv/support)
      • Get the file.
  4. Use any other method available to you to download the files.

Step 5. Install the UpdateInstaller and eWAS and IHS maintenance
Run 7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.sh or 7.00.45.03.ewasihsv7update.cmd again
When the prompt starting with "Have all required files been downloaded to" is displayed, respond with y to allow the script to continue and perform the UpdateInstaller and maintenance installation actions.

Step 6. Cleanup
Remove the temporary working directory displayed after the second delimiter line in the output from step 3.

Step 7. Verify the update
Run run the cinfo/kincinfo command with the -i -z options, which should print out the following messages:

  • Unix/Linux:
    where $CANDLEHOME is the IBM Tivoli Monitoring installation directory.
    $CANDLEHOME/bin/cinfo -i -z
    will print the following iu and iw entries depending on the platform:
    iu      IBM HTTP Server
             aix536  Version: 07.00.45.00
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WASIHS-AixPPC32  APARs: IFPI95670
    
    iw      IBM Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server Extensions
             aix536  Version: 07.00.45.00
                     Patch: 7.0.0.19-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI79343
                     Patch: 7.0.0.0-WS-WASJavaSDK-AixPPC64  APARs: IFPI96297
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI90009
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI99402
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI98140
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI96685
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH03986
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH01617
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI95655
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH02063
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI98251
                     Patch: 7.0.0.0-WS-WASJavaSDK-AixPPC64  APARs: IFPH04264
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS-MultiOS  APARs: IFPH07036
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH04060
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH05769


    iu      IBM HTTP Server
             li6263  Version: 07.00.45.00
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WASIHS-LinuxX32  APARs: IFPI95670

    iw      IBM Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server Extensions
             li6263  Version: 07.00.45.00
                     Patch: 7.0.0.19-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI79343
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI90009
                     Patch: 7.0.0.0-WS-WASJavaSDK-LinuxX32  APARs: IFPI96297
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI99402
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI98140
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI96685
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH03986
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH01617
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI95655
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH02063
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI98251
                     Patch: 7.0.0.0-WS-WASJavaSDK-LinuxX32  APARs: IFPH04264
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS-MultiOS  APARs: IFPH07036
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH04060
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH05769


    iu      IBM HTTP Server
             ls3266  Version: 07.00.45.00
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WASIHS-LinuxS390  APARs: IFPI95670

    iw      IBM Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server Extensions
             ls3266  Version: 07.00.45.00
                     Patch: 7.0.0.19-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI79343
                     Patch: 7.0.0.0-WS-WASJavaSDK-LinuxS39064  APARs: IFPI96297
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI90009
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI99402
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI98140
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI96685
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH03986
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH01617
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI95655
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH02063
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI98251
                     Patch: 7.0.0.0-WS-WASJavaSDK-LinuxS39064  APARs: IFPH04264
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS-MultiOS  APARs: IFPH07036
                     Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH04060
                     Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH05769

  • Windows:
    kincinfo -i -z
    will print the following IU and IW entries:

    IU        TEPS App Support/IBM HTTP Server
              WINNT Version: 07.00.45.00 Build: d4029a
                Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WASIHS-WinX32  APARs: IFPI95670
                Patch: 7.0.0.0-WS-WASJavaSDK-WinX32  APARs: IFPI96297

    IW        TEPS App Support/Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server Extensions
              WINNT Version: 07.00.45.00 Build: d4029a
                Patch: 7.0.0.19-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI79343
                Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI90009
                Patch: 7.0.0.0-WS-WASJavaSDK-WinX32  APARs: IFPI96297
                Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI99402
                Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI98140
                Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI96685
                Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH03986
                Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH01617
                Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI95655
                Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH02063
                Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPI98251
                Patch: 7.0.0.0-WS-WASJavaSDK-WinX32  APARs: IFPH04264
                Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS-MultiOS  APARs: IFPH07036
                Patch: 7.0.0.45-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH04060
                Patch: 7.0.0.43-WS-WAS  APARs: IFPH05769


Known Issues / Workarounds
None.

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Document Information

Modified date:
09 April 2019

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swg21633720