HCL Digital Experience roadmap: Applying maintenance

Portal maintenance is delivered through individual fixes (Fixes) and Combined Cumulative Fixes (CFs), which is recommended to your environment.

Use this roadmap to learn more about the following information:
  • What the latest Combined Cumulative Fix contains
  • How to apply the latest combined cumulative fix
  • How to configure and enable new Combined Cumulative Fix features

Who should use this roadmap

Use this roadmap if you:
  • Installed HCL Digital Experience for the first time and want to apply a Fix or the latest Combined Cumulative Fix.
  • Need a high-level view of which features or improvements are ready to use by default after you apply the latest Combined Cumulative Fix and which features need additional configuration.

What is continuous delivery

Continuous delivery is short development cycles with continuous integration and automated tests. The result is a releasable product at any time. Continuous delivery has the following benefits:
  • Accelerated time to market
  • Building the right product
  • Improved productivity and efficiency
  • Reliable releases
  • Improved product quality
  • Improved customer satisfaction

The continuous delivery features are delivered with the combined cumulative fixes.

Learning about this Combined Cumulative Fix

Some combined cumulative fixes focus on fixing known issues that are identified by APARs. Other cumulative fixes are focused on new features.


  1. Get an overview of the features and improvements delivered in the latest combined cumulative fix.
  2. View the fixes delivered for HCL Digital Experience 9.5. The documentation provides specific information on how to enable and use the new feature.

Applying a Combined Cumulative Fix

To apply a Combined Cumulative Fix, you must update the product files with IBM® Installation Manager. You must also update properties files, download the cumulative fix, and run ConfigEngine tasks to apply the changes to each profile in your system. The HCL Digital Experience Combined Cumulative Fix readme file provides detailed instructions on how to apply a fix and planning information.

Before you begin

Use the Health Checker tool to identify issues with your installation. Use the Health Checker tool on your target system before you apply a Combined Cumulative Fix.

Individual fixes: Individual fixes are included in the Combined Cumulative Fix. However, if you need a fix before the Combined Cumulative Fix is available, you can install the appropriate Fix. More information about Fixes for HCL Digital Experience can also be found in (HCL Software Support page). To install a Fix, download it from the HCL Software License Portal page and use the IBM® Installation Manager to update the portal server. A Fix can be installed with the Installation Manager GUI or command line interface. It can also be automated with a response file. Most Fixes also require a command to update your profile. This requirement differs with each fix. Refer to the readme file that comes with the Fix for details.
Fixes required for CF08: Install one of the following Fixes, based on your system, before you upgrade:


To apply this cumulative fix, follow the readme file instructions that apply to your environment. You can find separate instructions for stand-alone, cluster, farm, and remote search environments from the Overview topic.