Date Created: Fri 05-Nov-2010

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Installing WebSphere 7 Fixpack 13 on CentOS
I this example I downloaded a 64bit Fix Pack from IBM Fix Central. Be aware of what OS type you have as it is important to download the correct FP. You can run the versionInfo.sh script to report on what version and OS type your WAS install is.

gunzip 7.0.0.13-WS-UPDI-LinuxAMD64.tar.gz

tar -xvf 7.0.0.13-WS-UPDI-LinuxAMD64.tar

cd /var/apps/was_7_fixpack/UpdateInstaller




edit the responsefile.updiinstaller.txt file as follows (I have used /var/apps/was7 as my Websphere Install root)

-OPT silentInstallLicenseAcceptance="true"
-OPT disableOSPrereqChecking="true"
-OPT installLocation="/var/apps/was7/UpdateInstaller"
-OPT traceFormat=ALL
-OPT traceLevel=INFO

./install -options "/var/apps/was_7_fixpack/UpdateInstaller/responsefile.updiinstaller.txt" -silent

While it is installing you can tail the log

tail -f /root/updilogs/log.txt

Install, com.ibm.ws.install.ni.ismp.actions.ISMPLogSuccessMessageAction, msg1, INSTCONFSUCCESS

Now that we have installed the required update installer, we need to copy the the downloaded fix pack to

/var/apps/was7/UpdateInstaller/maintenance

When we run the update installer silently we will refer to the above path

We are now going to update the response file for a silent install of the Fix Pack

vi /var/apps/was7/UpdateInstaller/responsefiles/install.txt

Edit these lines:

-W maintenance.package="/var/apps/was7/UpdateInstaller/maintenance/7.0.0-WS-WAS-LinuxX64-FP0000013.pak"
-OPT disableNonBlockingPrereqChecking="true"
-W product.location="/var/apps/was7"

Run the installer

cd /var/apps/was7/UpdateInstaller/

./update.sh -options responsefiles/install.txt -silent

/var/apps/was7/UpdateInstaller/java/jre/bin/java -cp /var/apps/was7/UpdateInstaller/update.jar -Xms48m -Xmx384m run -options /var/apps/was7/UpdateInstaller/responsefiles/install.txt -silent

OK job done

I recommend using the versionInfo.sh script found in bind folder to check that the update has been successful.

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