Updating the product

You can install updates for packages that were installed by using IBM Installation Manager. Package updates provide fixes and updates to installed features and might include new features that you can install by using the Modify wizard.

Before you begin

Before you can update a package, Installation Manager must be able to access the location of the repository that contains the updates for the package. Internet access might be required for updates.

Important: Each installed package has an embedded location for its default update repository. For Installation Manager to search the default repository locations for the installed packages, the preference Search service repositories during installation and updates must be selected. For information about Search service repositories during installation and updates, see Setting repository preferences

You can add a repository to the repository list. For information about adding a repository, see Setting repository preferences.


To find and install available updates:
  1. Close all programs that were installed with Installation Manager.
  2. On the Start page of Installation Manager, click Update.
  3. If a new version of Installation Manager is found, you are prompted to confirm that you want to install it before you can continue. Click OK to proceed. Installation Manager automatically installs the new version, stops, restarts, and resumes.
  4. In the Update wizard, select the package group that contains the package that you want to update or select Update All, and click Next.
    Installation Manager searches for updates in any repositories that you entered and the predefined service repository for your installed packages. A progress indicator shows that Installation Manager is searching.
  5. If updates for a package are found, then they are displayed in the Updates list on the Update Packages page after their corresponding package. Only the latest updates are displayed by default. Click Show all versions to display all updates that are found for the available packages.
    1. To learn more about an update, click the update and review its description under Details.
    2. If additional information about the update is available, a More info link is included at the end of the description text. Click the link to display the information in a browser. Review this information before installing the update.
  6. Select the packages and any updates to the packages that you want to install or click Select Recommended to restore the default selections. Updates that have a dependency relationship are automatically selected and cleared together. Click Next to continue.
  7. On the Licenses page, read the license agreements for the selected updates. On the left side of the License page, the list of licenses for the updates you selected is displayed. Click each item to display the license agreement text.
    1. If you agree to the terms of all the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements.
    2. Click Next to continue.
  8. On the Summary page, review your choices before installing the updates.
    1. If you want to change your choices on the previous pages, click Back to change your choice.
    2. When you are satisfied, click Update to download and install the updates. A progress indicator shows the percentage of the installation completed.
  9. (Optional) When the update process completes, a message that confirms the success of the process is displayed near the top of the page. Click View log file to open the log file for the current session in a new window. You must close the Installation Log window to continue.