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Update Websphere App Server Fixpack using “imcl” command line

 Note : This method to update Websphere Application Server can be used for Any WAS version which uses IBM Installation Manager 

Command : ./imcl install

Current Version : WAS ND 8.5.5.0
New Version : WAS ND 8.5.5.1

Procedure
a) Stop All the WAS Processes ( dmgr, Nodeagent , Server ) Also Apply the Fixpack to Dmgr First before applying to other nodes

b) Take the tar backup of the WAS directories, Profiles, IIM, IIM Data ( var/ibm ) etc to revert in case of any issues

c) Check the Current version of the WAS Installation using Installation Manager Command Line : imcl “./imcl listInstalledPackages”

[root@connections tools]# cd /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools
[root@connections tools]# ./imcl listInstalledPackages
com.ibm.cic.agent_1.8.2001.20150409_1833
com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5000.20130514_1044

The version is WAS ND 8.5.5.0
Imcl

 

d) Check the Path of the WAS installation using “./imcl listInstallationDirectories”

[root@connections bin]# cd /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools
[root@connections tools]# ./imcl listInstallationDirectories
/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

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e) Also Check the Version of WAS using “versionInfo.sh”

[root@connections tools]# cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/
[root@connections bin]# ./versionInfo.sh
WVER0010I: Copyright (c) IBM Corporation 2002, 2012; All rights reserved.
WVER0012I: VersionInfo reporter version 1.15.1.48, dated 2/8/12——————————————————————————–
——————————————————————————–
Name IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
Version 8.5.5.0
ID ND

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f) Extract the Fixpack zip 8.5.5-WS-WASND-FP0000001-part1.zip & 8.5.5-WS-WASND-FP0000001-part2.zip in the same Folder .

I have extracted it in /IBMsoftware/Fixpacks/WASND_8.5.5.1FP/

 

g) List the Available packages in the fixpack Extracted path ie /IBMsoftware/Fixpacks/WASND_8.5.5.1FP/

Command : ./imcl listAvailablePackages -repositories /IBMsoftware/Fixpacks/WASND_8.5.5.1FP/

[root@connections tools]# ./imcl listAvailablePackages -repositories /IBMsoftware/Fixpacks/WASND_8.5.5.1FP/ com.ibm.websphere.BASE.v85_8.5.5001.20131018_2242
…………………..
com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5001.20131018_2242
………………………..
com.ibm.websphere.NDTRIAL.v85_8.5.5001.20131018_2242
[root@connections tools]#
[root@connections tools]#

Here we can see “com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5001.20131018_2242″ Package .. We will upgrade this package as we are using websphere.ND.V8.5.5

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h) Update the Fixpack using the imcl command
Command: ./imcl install com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5001.20131018_2242 -repositories /IBMsoftware/Fixpacks/WASND_8.5.5.1FP/ -installationDirectory /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer -acceptLicense -sP

[root@connections tools]# ./imcl install com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5001.20131018_2242 -repositories /IBMsoftware/Fixpacks/WASND_8.5.5.1FP/ -installationDirectory /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer -acceptLicense -sP
25%                  50%                     75%                     100%
——————|——————|——————|——————|
…………………………………………:….

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h) After the completion of the above command .  check the updated version of WAS , it should be WAS 8.5.5.1 now .
We can see that the package is now “com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5001.20131018_2242″

[root@connections ]# cd /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/
[root@connections tools]# ./imcl listInstalledPackages
com.ibm.cic.agent_1.8.2001.20150409_1833
com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5001.20131018_2242
[root@connections tools]#

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i) Check the versionInfo.sh to see if the Version of the WAS has been updated .

[root@connections tools]# cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/
[root@connections bin]# ./versionInfo.sh
WVER0010I: Copyright (c) IBM Corporation 2002, 2012; All rights reserved.
——————————————————————————–Name IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
Version 8.5.5.1
ID ND ………….

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j) Start the Dmgr, NodeAgent, WAS Servers after the fixpack updation and check the SystemOut.log to see if there are any errors

This is how we can easily update the fixpack using imcl

 

 

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Silent Installation of Websphere Application Server 8.5 on Linux

Below are the highlevel steps to install Websphere application server 8.5 ( you can customize it based on your requirement)
OS : Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Step1 : Download WAS 8.5 multiple platform from passport Advantage or use the media

 

Step 2: Unpack the images
Ensure there is sufficient space in the filesystem where you are extracting
You can use $df -h  command to check the filesystem usage

         a) For IBM Installation Manager
$ mkdir /tmp/IIM
$ cd /tmp/IIM
$ unzip /mnt/was/Software/WAS85/InstalMgr1.5.2_LNX_X86_WAS_8.5.zip

b) WAS 8.5 ( including ND, Supplements and SDK )

$ mkdir /tmp/WAS85
$ cd /tmp/WAS85
$ unzip /mnt/was/Software/WAS85/WAS_ND_V8.5_1_OF_3.zip
$ unzip /mnt/was/Software/WAS85/WAS_ND_V8.5_2_OF_3.zip
$ unzip /mnt/was/Software/WAS85/WAS_ND_V8.5_3_OF_3.zip

Here I have extracted the 3 zip files for WAS ND

 

Step 3:  Set up the hard and soft file limits

$ vi /etc/security/limits.conf

Append: –
*      soft     nofile          65535
*      hard    nofile          65535

This may vary based on the OS . Refer the infocenter for more details

 

Step 4:  Check the OS pre-requisites

a ) Refer the infocenter for more details
b ) The Installation manager would required the pre-requisite Linux libraries and RPMs.

 

Step 5: Install IBM Installation Manager (IIM)

$ cd /tmp/IIM/
$ ./installc -acceptLicense -nosplash

This will install IIM using the console option

 

Step 6:  Check IIM version

$ /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/IBMIM -version -silent -nosplash
Installation Manager (installed)
Version: 1.5.2
Internal Version: 1.5.2000.20120223_0907

 

Step 7:  Record the Response File

$ /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/IBMIM -record ~/install_WAS85.rsp -skipInstall /tmp

NOTE:  I added the currently available set of WAS 8.5 iFixes: –

-rwxr-xr-x 1 501 games  205117 Oct  3 13:20 8.5.0.0-ws-was-ifpm62795.zip
-rwxr-xr-x 1 501 games  304065 Oct  3 13:20 8.5.0.0-ws-was-ifpm63690.zip
-rwxr-xr-x 1 501 games  251862 Oct  3 13:20 8.5.0.0-ws-was-ifpm63827.zip
-rw-r–r– 1 501 games  300831 Oct  3 13:20 8.5.0.0-ws-was-ifpm71296.zip
-rw-r–r– 1 501 games 1561566 Oct  3 13:20 8.5.0.0-ws-wasihs-multios-ifpm72915.zip
-rwxr-xr-x 1 501 games 2252798 Oct  3 13:20 8.5.0.0-ws-wasnd-distexceptibmi-ifpm64890.zip
-rw-r–r– 1 501 games  437441 Oct  3 13:20 8.5.0.0-ws-wasnd-distexceptibmi-ifpm66137.zip
-rwxr-xr-x 1 501 games  227880 Oct  3 13:20 8.5.0.0-ws-wasprod-ifpm64186.zip
-rwxr-xr-x 1 501 games  235550 Oct  3 13:20 8.5.0.0-ws-wasprod-multios-ifpm63479.zip

and that the code was located in /tmp/WAS85 and the iFixes were located in /tmp/WAS85/Fixes.

which results in: -
=================install_WAS85.rsp=======================================
<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<!–The “acceptLicense” attribute has been deprecated. Use “-acceptLicense” command line option to accept license agreements.–>
<agent-input acceptLicense=’true’>
<server>
<repository location=’/tmp/WAS85’/>
<repository location=’/tmp/WAS85/Fixes/8.5.0.0-ws-was-ifpm62795.zip’/>
<repository location=’/tmp/WAS85/Fixes/8.5.0.0-ws-was-ifpm63690.zip’/>
<repository location=’/tmp/WAS85/Fixes/8.5.0.0-ws-was-ifpm63827.zip’/>
<repository location=’/tmp/WAS85/Fixes/8.5.0.0-ws-was-ifpm71296.zip’/>
<repository location=’/tmp/WAS85/Fixes/8.5.0.0-ws-wasihs-multios-ifpm72915.zip’/>
<repository location=’/tmp/WAS85/Fixes/8.5.0.0-ws-wasnd-distexceptibmi-ifpm64890.zip’/>
<repository location=’/tmp/WAS85/Fixes/8.5.0.0-ws-wasnd-distexceptibmi-ifpm66137.zip’/>
<repository location=’/tmp/WAS85/Fixes/8.5.0.0-ws-wasprod-ifpm64186.zip’/>
<repository location=’/tmp/WAS85/Fixes/8.5.0.0-ws-wasprod-multios-ifpm63479.zip’/>
</server>
<profile id=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ installLocation=’/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer‘>
<data key=’eclipseLocation’ value=’/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer‘/>
<data key=’user.import.profile’ value=’false’/>
<data key=’cic.selector.os’ value=’linux’/>
<data key=’cic.selector.arch’ value=’x86’/>
<data key=’cic.selector.ws’ value=’gtk’/>
<data key=’cic.selector.nl’ value=’en’/>
</profile>
<install modify=’false’>
<offering id=’8.5.0.0-WS-WAS-IFPM62795′ version=’8.5.0.20120503_1150′ profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ features=’-‘/>
<offering id=’8.5.0.0-WS-WAS-IFPM63690′ version=’8.5.0.20120611_1318′ profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ features=’-‘/>
<offering id=’8.5.0.0-WS-WAS-IFPM63827′ version=’8.5.0.20120503_1507′ profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ features=’-‘/>
<offering id=’8.5.0.0-WS-WASND-DistExceptIBMi-IFPM64890′ version=’8.5.0.20120608_1634′ profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ features=’-‘/>
<offering id=’8.5.0.0-WS-WASND-DistExceptIBMi-IFPM66137′ version=’8.5.0.20120615_0733′ profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ features=’-‘/>
<offering id=’8.5.0.0-WS-WASProd-IFPM64186′ version=’8.5.0.20120611_1543′ profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ features=’-‘/>
<offering id=’8.5.0.0-WS-WASProd-MultiOS-IFPM63479′ version=’8.5.0.20120613_2056′ profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ features=’-‘/>
<offering id=’com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85′ version=’8.5.0.20120501_1108′ profile=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ features=’core.feature,ejbdeploy,thinclient,embeddablecontainer,com.ibm.sdk.6_64bit,samples,liberty’ installFixes=’none’/>
</install>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.eclipseCache’ value=’/opt/IBM/IMShared‘/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.connectTimeout’ value=’30’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.readTimeout’ value=’45’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.downloadAutoRetryCount’ value=’0’/>
<preference name=’offering.service.repositories.areUsed’ value=’true’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.ssl.nonsecureMode’ value=’false’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.http.disablePreemptiveAuthentication’ value=’false’/>
<preference name=’http.ntlm.auth.kind’ value=’NTLM’/>
<preference name=’http.ntlm.auth.enableIntegrated.win32′ value=’true’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.preserveDownloadedArtifacts’ value=’true’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.keepFetchedFiles’ value=’false’/>
<preference name=’PassportAdvantageIsEnabled’ value=’false’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.searchForUpdates’ value=’false’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.agent.ui.displayInternalVersion’ value=’false’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.sharedUI.showErrorLog’ value=’true’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.sharedUI.showWarningLog’ value=’true’/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.sharedUI.showNoteLog’ value=’true’/>
</agent-input>

=================install_WAS85.rsp=======================================

This results in creating the above response file in the path mentioned.

NOTE: If you want to change the Installation to alternative path we can change the installLocation and eclipseLocation

—Before rsp File —————–
<profile id=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ installLocation=’/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer‘>
<data key=’eclipseLocation’ value=’/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer‘/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.eclipseCache’ value=’/opt/IBM/IMShared‘/>
—Before rsp File —————–

For Eg :
a) WAS to be installed in /apps/WAS85 instead of /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
b) Shared location from /opt/IBM/IMShared to /apps/IMShared

—After Changes rsp File —————–
<profile id=’IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5′ installLocation=’/apps/WAS85‘>
<data key=’eclipseLocation’ value=’/apps/WAS85‘/>
<preference name=’com.ibm.cic.common.core.preferences.eclipseCache’ value=’/apps/IMShared‘/>
—After Changes rsp File —————–

 

Step 8: Perform the installation

$ /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/IBMIM -input ~/install_WAS85.rsp -log install_WAS85.log -silent -nosplash -acceptLicense

After some time you will see the result as

Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WAS-IFPM62795_8.5.0.20120503_1150 to the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer directory.
Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WAS-IFPM63690_8.5.0.20120611_1318 to the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer directory.
Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WAS-IFPM63827_8.5.0.20120503_1507 to the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer directory.
Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WASND-DistExceptIBMi-IFPM64890_8.5.0.20120608_1634 to the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer directory.
Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WASND-DistExceptIBMi-IFPM66137_8.5.0.20120615_0733 to the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer directory.
Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WASProd-IFPM64186_8.5.0.20120611_1543 to the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer directory.
Installed 8.5.0.0-WS-WASProd-MultiOS-IFPM63479_8.5.0.20120613_2056 to the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer directory.
Installed com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.0.20120501_1108 to the /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer directory.

 

Step 9:  Validate the installation

$ /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/versionInfo.sh

WVER0010I: Copyright (c) IBM Corporation 2002, 2012; All rights reserved.
WVER0012I: VersionInfo reporter version 1.15.1.48, dated 2/8/12

——————————————————————————–
IBM WebSphere Product Installation Status Report
——————————————————————————–

Report at date and time October 3, 2012 3:16:37 PM BST

Installation
——————————————————————————–
Product Directory        /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
Version Directory        /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version
DTD Directory            /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/properties/version/dtd
Log Directory            /var/ibm/InstallationManager/logs

Product List
——————————————————————————–
ND                       installed

Installed Product
——————————————————————————–
Name                  IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
Version               8.5.0.0
ID                    ND
Build Level           gm1218.01
Build Date            5/1/12
Package               com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.0.20120501_1108
Architecture          x86-64 (64 bit)
Installed Features    IBM 64-bit WebSphere SDK for Java
WebSphere Application Server Full Profile
EJBDeploy tool for pre-EJB 3.0 modules
Embeddable EJB container
WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile
Sample applications
Stand-alone thin clients and resource adapters

——————————————————————————–
End Installation Status Report
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b) You can  also check the folders to ensure that the files are created in the location /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

 

Step 10: You can create the profiles now as required using PMT or manageprofile.sh

NOTE : you can use the similar steps to silently Install Websphere 8.0 also