Downloading installation images

Steps to take when downloading images on your workstation.

About this task

To perform a fresh install at the latest product version, download the installation images from HCL License Portal.


  1. Ensure that your workstation has sufficient space to store the compressed file containing the installation images. For more information about system requirements, see Product Requirements.
  2. From HCL License Portal, download the compressed file, containing the latest product image, to a temporary directory.
  3. Extract the installation image from the downloaded file and verify that the installation image is complete.
    Extract the content of the ZIP files into a directory, using one of the extraction tools available on your system or that can be downloaded from the internet. The tool you use must be able to keep the file permissions on the extracted files, for example, infozip.

    On Windows systems, ensure that you extract the image into a path that is not very long, otherwise, the file name might be truncated. The maximum length allowed is 255 characters.

    If you are installing on a UNIX operating system, run the following command:
     chmod -R 755 <imagesDir>  
    Note: To extract the .zip file onto a Windows 64-bit system, ensure that the image is not located on the desktop because the Windows operating system extract tool might encounter a problem. Choose another directory into which to extract the product image.
    Note: DB2 is available for download from HCL License Portal only. The latest versions of WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base can be downloaded from Recommended updates for WebSphere Application Server Liberty. For further details, see the Download Document at Product Requirements.