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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
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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
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com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_8.5.5001.20131018_2242
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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 8.5.5 on Linux

Steps as follows

1) Download the necessary packages and the fixpacks from the Passport Advantage
2) Ensure the necessary access is available .. in our case its root ( Though we can install using a non-root user)
3) Create the necessary filesystems ( we will be installing in /apps )
4) Check for sufficient space in the filesystem to extract the zip files and the installation

Below are the files which we have downloaded and transferred in the server

Installation Manager 1.6
agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_1.6.0.20120831_1216.zip

WAS ND Fixpack 8.5.5.3
8.5.5-WS-WAS-FP0000003-part1.zip
8.5.5-WS-WAS-FP0000003-part2.zip

WASND 8.5.5 SDK
WS_SDK_JAVA_TEV7.0_1OF3_WAS_8.5.5.zip
WS_SDK_JAVA_TEV7.0_2OF3_WAS_8.5.5.zip
WS_SDK_JAVA_TEV7.0_3OF3_WAS_8.5.5.zip

WASND 8.5.5
WASND_v8.5.5_1of3.zip
WASND_v8.5.5_2of3.zip
WASND_v8.5.5_3of3.zip

I have created few folders within /IbmSoftware/was8.5.5/ and saved the corresponding files in these folders

 

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/IbmSoftware/was8.5.5/IM1.6
agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_1.6.0.20120831_1216.zip
/IbmSoftware/was8.5.5/was8.5.5
WASND_v8.5.5_1of3.zip
WASND_v8.5.5_2of3.zip
WASND_v8.5.5_3of3.zip
/IbmSoftware/was8.5.5/sdk
WS_SDK_JAVA_TEV7.0_1OF3_WAS_8.5.5.zip
WS_SDK_JAVA_TEV7.0_2OF3_WAS_8.5.5.zip
WS_SDK_JAVA_TEV7.0_3OF3_WAS_8.5.5.zip
/IbmSoftware/was8.5.5/fixpack
8.5.5-WS-WAS-FP0000003-part1.zip
8.5.5-WS-WAS-FP0000003-part2.zip

For eg as below image

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5)Installation of Installation Manager

a) Unzip the Installation Manager setup  agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_1.6.0.20120831_1216.zip

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#unzip agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_1.6.0.20120831_1216.zip

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The extracted folder

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Edit install.xml to define the location for IM installation
         b)    #vi install.xml

Add the below entries in the install.xml file

<profile kind=’self’ installLocation=’/apps/InstallationManager/eclipse’ id=’IBM Installation Manager’>
</profile>

Highlighted the entries in yellow where “/apps/InstallationManager/eclipse” is the location where I need to install the Installation Manager

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         c)  Install IM1.6 silently
Execute #./installc –acceptLicense

This command reads the install.xml file and installed  it in the location mentioned in it

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Once the installation is completed the message “Installed <package> to the <location> directory is displayed

             d) Verify the installation and the versions of Installation Manager

Navigate to /apps/InstallationManager/ folder

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             Execute ./imcl -version to check the version of IM fron /apps/InstallationManager/eclipese/tools/

       THIS IS HOW WE INSTALL INSTALLATION MANAGER SILENTLY 

 

6)  CREATING THE Response xml files

 

a)  Launching Xming to display the graphical interface of the commands
Note : you can use any other X11 utility for unix but I prefer Xming

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CONFIGURING XMING 

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1)    Download Xming and install it on ur local machine from where you want to connect
2)    Execute the XLaunch icon
3)    Select Multiple Windows and “Next”

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Select “Start no Client”

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Select “No Access Control”

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Click on Finish

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Lauch Putty
And expand the Putty Settings > Connections >> SSH >> X11
Enable “X11 Forwarding” and mention localhost:0
Now put the ip and login

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Once logged in enter “w” to determine the ip you are connecting to the WAS server with .. Here its 10.0.0.2

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Export the display variable using
#export=DISPLAY=10.0.0.2:0.0

Run xclock to check if it works

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This confirms that ths X11 forwarding works

7) Generating the response.xml files 

a) Generating the response.xml files using the record funciton of IM

    Execute #./IBMIM –record /apps/WAS8.8.8_Install.xml –skipInstall /tmp/was8.5.5

Where

-record  : ensures we are using the record function
/apps/WAS8.8.8_Install.xml  : is the response file which will be created ( any file name can be used)
-skipInstall  : This is to skip the installation and only create the response
/tmp/was8.5.5 : is a temp location where the Installation Manager will extract the files ( this can be any location )

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This will launch the Installation Manager in Skip Install Recording mode (Highlighted in Yellow)

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b) Add the repositories needed for WAS 8.5.5 install
c) We will be installing the fixpack also together along with the base install

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Select the repository.config for was8.5.5

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Similarly do it for the repository.config for SDK folder and the fixpack 3

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Click OK

           c) Then Click Install to launch the installer function

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This will display the packages for the installation ( We wil deselect the SDK for Liberty profile as its not needed for now)

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           e)  Accept the License

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         f)  Provide the path of the Shared Repository Directory ..

I gave it /apps/IMShared as I want all the installation binaries in /apps

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           g) Provide the path where you want the WAS8.5.5.3 to be installed

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              h) Select the options needed

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Summary screen is displayed. Click Install
Here you can observe that the IBM WAS version is provided 8.5.5.3
IM has automatically detected the Fixpack also added in the repository

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Click Finsh .

          i) A file /apps/WAS8.8.8_Install.xml which is the response file for WAS8.5.5.3 Installation

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Response file

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Open the file /apps/WAS8.8.8_Install.xml
Some observation :
We can see the repository location for the packages
“/ibmSoftware…….”

j) Modify the installLocation as per your needs
Change the Profile id as required .. though not necessary unless you allready have an installation of was with the same profile id
Eg “ IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 MY SERVER”

Verify that the files once again for any typo error and save it

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       k) Execute the imcl to install the WAS


[root@mqnode was8.5.5]# /apps/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools/imcl input /apps/WAS8.5.5_Install.xml -acceptLicense -sP

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After few minutes if all is well then it will give the output that WAS 8.5.5.3 is installed

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       l) Verify the Installation

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        m) Check the version using ./versionInfo.sh

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Here we can see WAS ND 8.5.5.3 is installled at /apps/IBM location

NOTE:This response file can be used to install similar was8.5.5.3 on different machines

Also using the record function any Installation response file can be created ie for IHS , BPM8, Websphere Portal 8 etc .