Websphere Application Server V8.5.5 is an application foundation tailored for single server to moderately sized configurations of departmental or large-scale, dynamic web applications requiring web tier clustering and failover across up to five application server instances, and a variety of pricing alternatives. Centralized administration of WebSphere Application Server is available through the Flexible Management feature of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. It includes both the Liberty profile and the full profile WebSphere Application Server. The Liberty Profile capabilities include a superset of those found in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core, providing additional programming models such as Web Services and Java Message Service. Liberty profile servers can be members of collectives, enabling them to be managed by a collective controller from a Network Deployment installation.

WebSphere Application Server, Version 8.5.5, is installed on IBM i as option 2 of licensed program 5733W85, WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for IBM i.

Standard packaging, media pack

  • Quick Start
  • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5
  • WebSphere Application Server Liberty V8.5.5
  • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Supplements
  • IBM Rational Agent Controller V8.3.7
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Server V6.3
  • IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business V6.1.1
  • IBM Rational Application Developer Trial, V9.0
  • IBM Assembly and Deploy Tools for WebSphere Administration V8.5.1
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server Web 2.0 and Mobile Toolkit V1.1.0.4
  • WebSphere Adapters V7.5.0.1
  • IBM Installation Manager V1.6.2
  • Firefox V3.5.13 (AIX 64 bit)

Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. Installs as PID 5733W85 on the IBM i system.

Note: You must also order the IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5 Group PTF for your IBM i release. The Group PTF updates IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.x and must be applied immediately after installing the product on IBM i.

Standard
Product Group: WebSphere
Product Identifier Description (PID): 5724-J08
DVD Media Pack: BA16AML

For Developers
Product Group: WebSphere
Product Identifier Description (PID): 5724-H89
DVD Media Pack: BA16DML

Network Deployment
Product Group: WebSphere
Product Identifier Description (PID): 5724-H88
DVD Media Pack: BA16CML

Liberty Core
Product Group: WebSphere
Product Identifier Description (PID): 5725-L29
DVD Media Pack: BA168ML

Express

WebSphere Application Server – Express for IBM i is provided at no additional charge as a feature of Web Enablement for IBM i. To acquire one or more versions, contact your IBM i Authorized Business Partner or call 1-800-IBM-CALL (1-800-426-2255).

Special delivery features
Expedite -- Customer expense 3446
Supply features
WebSphere Application Server Express 7.0 (CDs) 5909
WebSphere Express V8.0 (DVDs) 5910
WebSphere Express V8.5.5 (DVDs) 5912
Delivery options
Electronic Software Delivery 3450
Ship Media Only 3470

Fixes for WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for IBM i are delivered via a fix pack which is included in the WebSphere Application Server for IBM i group PTF.

Refer to the IBM i Group PTFs to locate and view the information files.

In addition to these Group PTFs, the WebSphere Application Server Group PTF may also include additional PTFs which are not a part of any group PTF or cumulative PTF package. These PTFs are required for some portion of the product to function correctly. See IBM i Group PTFs to view the contents of a particular group PTF. Refer to the following topics for information on the WebSphere Application Server version, required cumulative PTF package, recommended level of group PTFs for DB2 for IBM i, Java and IBM HTTP Server for i, and any additional PTFs which are not part of a group or cumulative PTF package.

  Group PTF
IBM i release V7R3MO SF99581
IBM i release V7R2MO SF99481
IBM i release V7R1MO SF99381

Cumulative package

WebSphere Application Server version

The latest version of the WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for IBM i group PTF contains PTFs required to run the product. You can find out the current version of WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for IBM i product on your i system by issuing the following command in the QSH environment:

/QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/edition/bin/versionInfo, where edition is:

The version number under the “Installed product" section is the current product version. The latest available PTF version for WebSphere Application Server V8.5: 8.5.5.9.

Included Group PTFs

The following tables list the IBM i Group PTFs that are included in the WebSphere Application Server Group PTF, along with the versions, that were tested with WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for IBM i. You should have the listed versions or newer installed on your IBM i. The WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for IBM i Group PTF always include the most recent version of the Group PTFs listed.

V7R2 Group PTF number Group PTF Level tested
Database SF99702 #9
Java SF99716 #7
IBM HTTP Server SF99713 #11

V7R1 Group PTF number Group PTF Level tested
Database SF99701 #38
Java SF99572 #22
IBM HTTP Server SF99368 #36

Previous PTFs

The following PTFs are required for running all WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.5 products on V7R2, V7R1. Please view the WebSphere Application Server V8.5 release notes for information about known problems.

  • V8.5.5.8

    Note: V7R2 Cumulative PTF Package C5135720 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI58353
    SI58354
    SI58355
    SI58356
    SI58357
    SI58358
    SI58359
    SI58360
    SI58361
    SI58362
    SI58363
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI58353
    SI58354
    SI58355
    SI58356
    SI58357
    SI58358
    SI58359
    SI58360
    SI58361
    SI58362
    SI58363
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
    12/11/15

    Note: V7R1 Cumulative PTF Package C5142710 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI58353
    SI58354
    SI58355
    SI58356
    SI58357
    SI58358
    SI58359
    SI58360
    SI58361
    SI58362
    SI58363
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI58353
    SI58354
    SI58355
    SI58356
    SI58357
    SI58358
    SI58359
    SI58360
    SI58361
    SI58362
    SI58363
    12/11/15
    12/11/15
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    12/11/15
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  • V8.5.5.7

    Note: V7R2 Cumulative PTF Package C5135720 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI57552
    SI57553
    SI57554
    SI57555
    SI57556
    SI57557
    SI57558
    SI57559
    SI57560
    SI57561
    SI57562
    07/11/15
    07/11/15
    07/11/15
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI57552
    SI57553
    SI57554
    SI57555
    SI57556
    SI57557
    SI57558
    SI57559
    SI57560
    SI57561
    SI57562
    07/11/15
    07/11/15
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    07/11/15
    07/11/15
    07/11/15
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    07/11/15
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    Note: V7R1 Cumulative PTF Package C5142710 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI57552
    SI57553
    SI57554
    SI57555
    SI57556
    SI57557
    SI57558
    SI57559
    SI57560
    SI57561
    SI57562
    07/11/15
    07/11/15
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI57552
    SI57553
    SI57554
    SI57555
    SI57556
    SI57557
    SI57558
    SI57559
    SI57560
    SI57561
    SI57562
    07/11/15
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  • V8.5.5.6

    Note: V7R2 Cumulative PTF Package C5135720 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI57198
    SI57199
    SI57200
    SI57201
    SI57202
    SI57203
    SI57204
    SI57205
    SI57206
    SI57207
    SI57208
    06/26/15
    06/26/15
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI57198
    SI57199
    SI57200
    SI57201
    SI57202
    SI57203
    SI57204
    SI57205
    SI57206
    SI57207
    SI57208
    06/26/15
    06/26/15
    06/26/15
    06/26/15
    06/26/15
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    06/26/15
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    Note: V7R1 Cumulative PTF Package C5142710 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI57198
    SI57199
    SI57200
    SI57201
    SI57202
    SI57203
    SI57204
    SI57205
    SI57206
    SI57207
    SI57208
    06/26/15
    06/26/15
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI57198
    SI57199
    SI57200
    SI57201
    SI57202
    SI57203
    SI57204
    SI57205
    SI57206
    SI57207
    SI57208
    06/26/15
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    Note: V6R1 Cumulative PTF Package C5063610 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5761SS1 V6R1 DB Group PTF SF99601 06/19/12
    5761JV1 V6R1 Java Group PTF SF99562 06/19/12
    5761DG1 V6R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99115 06/19/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI57198
    SI57199
    SI57200
    SI57201
    SI57202
    SI57203
    SI57204
    SI57205
    SI57206
    SI57207
    SI57208
    06/26/15
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5761SS1 V6R1 DB Group PTF SF99601 06/19/12
    5761JV1 V6R1 Java Group PTF SF99562 06/19/12
    5761DG1 V6R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99115 06/19/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI57198
    SI57199
    SI57200
    SI57201
    SI57202
    SI57203
    SI57204
    SI57205
    SI57206
    SI57207
    SI57208
    06/26/15
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  • V8.5.5.5

    Note: V7R2 Cumulative PTF Package C4276720 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI56161
    SI56162
    SI56163
    SI56164
    SI56165
    SI56166
    SI56167
    SI56168
    SI56169
    SI56170
    SI56171
    03/13/15
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI56161
    SI56162
    SI56163
    SI56164
    SI56165
    SI56166
    SI56167
    SI56168
    SI56169
    SI56170
    SI56171
    03/13/15
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    Note: V7R1 Cumulative PTF Package C4143710 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI56161
    SI56162
    SI56163
    SI56164
    SI56165
    SI56166
    SI56167
    SI56168
    SI56169
    SI56170
    SI56171
    03/13/15
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI56161
    SI56162
    SI56163
    SI56164
    SI56165
    SI56166
    SI56167
    SI56168
    SI56169
    SI56170
    SI56171
    03/13/15
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    Note: V6R1 Cumulative PTF Package C4197610 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5761SS1 V6R1 DB Group PTF SF99601 06/19/12
    5761JV1 V6R1 Java Group PTF SF99562 06/19/12
    5761DG1 V6R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99115 06/19/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI56161
    SI56162
    SI56163
    SI56164
    SI56165
    SI56166
    SI56167
    SI56168
    SI56169
    SI56170
    SI56171
    03/13/15
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5761SS1 V6R1 DB Group PTF SF99601 06/19/12
    5761JV1 V6R1 Java Group PTF SF99562 06/19/12
    5761DG1 V6R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99115 06/19/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI56161
    SI56162
    SI56163
    SI56164
    SI56165
    SI56166
    SI56167
    SI56168
    SI56169
    SI56170
    SI56171
    03/13/15
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  • V8.5.5.4

    Note: V7R2 Cumulative PTF Package C4101720 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI55459
    SI55460
    SI55461
    SI55462
    SI55463
    SI55464
    SI55465
    SI55466
    SI55467
    SI55468
    SI55469
    12/08/14
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI55459
    SI55460
    SI55461
    SI55462
    SI55463
    SI55464
    SI55465
    SI55466
    SI55467
    SI55468
    SI55469
    12/08/14
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    Note: V7R1 Cumulative PTF Package C4143710 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI55459
    SI55460
    SI55461
    SI55462
    SI55463
    SI55464
    SI55465
    SI55466
    SI55467
    SI55468
    SI55469
    12/08/14
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    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI55459
    SI55460
    SI55461
    SI55462
    SI55463
    SI55464
    SI55465
    SI55466
    SI55467
    SI55468
    SI55469
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
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    Note: V6R1 Cumulative PTF Package C4197610 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5761SS1 V6R1 DB Group PTF SF99601 06/19/12
    5761JV1 V6R1 Java Group PTF SF99562 06/19/12
    5761DG1 V6R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99115 06/19/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI55459
    SI55460
    SI55461
    SI55462
    SI55463
    SI55464
    SI55465
    SI55466
    SI55467
    SI55468
    SI55469
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
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    12/08/14
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    12/08/14
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5761SS1 V6R1 DB Group PTF SF99601 06/19/12
    5761JV1 V6R1 Java Group PTF SF99562 06/19/12
    5761DG1 V6R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99115 06/19/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI55459
    SI55460
    SI55461
    SI55462
    SI55463
    SI55464
    SI55465
    SI55466
    SI55467
    SI55468
    SI55469
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
    12/08/14
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    12/08/14
  • V8.5.5.3

    Note: V7R2 Cumulative PTF Package C4101720 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI54204
    SI54205
    SI54206
    SI54207
    SI54208
    SI54209
    SI54210
    SI54211
    SI54212
    SI54213
    SI54214
    SI51962
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5770DG1 V7R2 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99713 08/18/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI54204
    SI54205
    SI54206
    SI54207
    SI54208
    SI54209
    SI54210
    SI54211
    SI54212
    SI54213
    SI54214
    SI51962
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14

    Note: V7R1 Cumulative PTF Package C3298710 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI54204
    SI54205
    SI54206
    SI54207
    SI54208
    SI54209
    SI54210
    SI54211
    SI54212
    SI54213
    SI54214
    SI52602
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI54204
    SI54205
    SI54206
    SI54207
    SI54208
    SI54209
    SI54210
    SI54211
    SI54212
    SI54213
    SI54214
    SI52602
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14

    Note: V6R1 Cumulative PTF Package C3058610 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5761SS1 V6R1 DB Group PTF SF99601 06/19/12
    5761JV1 V6R1 Java Group PTF SF99562 06/19/12
    5761DG1 V6R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99115 06/19/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI54204
    SI54205
    SI54206
    SI54207
    SI54208
    SI54209
    SI54210
    SI54211
    SI54212
    SI54213
    SI54214
    SI51786
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5761SS1 V6R1 DB Group PTF SF99601 06/19/12
    5761JV1 V6R1 Java Group PTF SF99562 06/19/12
    5761DG1 V6R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99115 06/19/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI54204
    SI54205
    SI54206
    SI54207
    SI54208
    SI54209
    SI54210
    SI54211
    SI54212
    SI54213
    SI54214
    SI51786
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
    08/18/14
  • V8.5.5.2

    Note: V7R2 Cumulative PTF Package C4101720 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI53032
    SI53033
    SI53034
    SI53035
    SI53036
    SI53037
    SI53038
    SI53039
    SI53040
    SI53041
    SI53042
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R2 DB Group PTF SF99702 04/29/14
    5770JV1 V7R2 Java Group PTF SF99716 04/24/14
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI53032
    SI53033
    SI53034
    SI53035
    SI53036
    SI53037
    SI53038
    SI53039
    SI53040
    SI53041
    SI53042
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14

    Note: V7R1 Cumulative PTF Package C3037710 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI53032
    SI53033
    SI53034
    SI53035
    SI53036
    SI53037
    SI53038
    SI53039
    SI53040
    SI53041
    SI53042
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5770SS1 V7R1 DB Group PTF SF99701 06/15/12
    5761JV1 V7R1 Java Group PTF SF99572 06/15/12
    5770DG1 V7R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99368 06/15/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI53032
    SI53033
    SI53034
    SI53035
    SI53036
    SI53037
    SI53038
    SI53039
    SI53040
    SI53041
    SI53042
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14

    Note: V6R1 Cumulative PTF Package C3058610 or newer must be installed before installing these PTFs.

    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5761SS1 V6R1 DB Group PTF SF99601 06/19/12
    5761JV1 V6R1 Java Group PTF SF99562 06/19/12
    5761DG1 V6R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99115 06/19/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI53032
    SI53033
    SI53034
    SI53035
    SI53036
    SI53037
    SI53038
    SI53039
    SI53040
    SI53041
    SI53042
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    Product ID Area PTF number Date added
    5761SS1 V6R1 DB Group PTF SF99601 06/19/12
    5761JV1 V6R1 Java Group PTF SF99562 06/19/12
    5761DG1 V6R1 WebServer (HTTP) Group PTF SF99115 06/19/12
    5733W85 WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 SI53032
    SI53033
    SI53034
    SI53035
    SI53036
    SI53037
    SI53038
    SI53039
    SI53040
    SI53041
    SI53042
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14
    04/29/14

After applying the WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 8.5 Group PTF, there are additional steps required to complete the fix pack installation. Please use one of the installation methods described below.

Note: Prior to updating your IBM WebSphere Application Server installation, it is HIGHLY recommended to export/backup your IBM Installation Manager and WebSphere Application Server installation data. Please refer to the IBM Software Technical Document: "How and When To Export/Backup Your IBM Installation Manager and WebSphere Application Server Installation Data on the IBM i?" for more information.

  • IBM Web Administration GUI installation method (IBM Preferred)
    1. The WebSphere Group PTF has also provided a local repository for the latest IBM Installation Manager (IM) fix pack, and it is recommended that the IM be updated before you install the WebSphere fix packs provided by the WebSphere Group PTF. The Readme.txt and Readme.html files for the IM fix pack can be found here:
    2. Please review and follow the instructions listed in the document below to install the WAS 8.5 fix pack.
      How To Install an IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Fix Pack Using the IBM Web Administration for i Console
  • Manual installation method

    Throughout these instructions, you must replace the following:

    <was_fixpack_product>: ( WAS | NDDMZ | PLG | CLIENT | LIBERTYEXPRESS ) The cumulative WebSphere fix pack repositories are provided for each stand-alone product offering. The following names are used to create IFS directories in the path where the expanded WebSphere repositories are restored:

    Note: For product 5733W85 options 1, 2, and 3 (Express, Base, ND); a common fix pack repository is used that is referred to as WAS. This is the primary fix pack repository used for WAS fix pack installations. Please see the list below. The WAS Liberty Express fix pack repository is located under the LIBERTYEXPRESS directory. The WAS Liberty Base and Network Deployment(ND) fix packs are not provided with the IBM i WAS Group PTF.

    IBM i Product
    5733W85:

    WAS: Option 1 - IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Express
        - IBM Web Enablement for IBM i
      Option 2 - IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Base
      Option 3 - IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Network Deployment
    NDDMZ: Option 4 - IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 ND DMZ Secure Proxy
    CLIENT: Option 6 - IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Client
    PLG: Option 7 - IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Plugins
    LIBERTYEXPRESS: Option 1 - IBM Web Enablement Liberty for IBM i
    Express: /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/Express
    Base: /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/Base
    ND: /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/ND
    NDDMZ: /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/NDDMZ
    AppClient: /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppClient/V85/client
    WebServer Plugins: /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/Plugins/V85/webserver
    Liberty Express: /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/Liberty/V85/Express
  • Tips:
    InstallRoot : <product_location>
    Offering : <offering_ID>
    Offering version : <offering_version : '8.5.5001.20131019_0136'>
    Provider : IBM WebSphere
    Provider version : <installed_version: 8.5.5.0 | 8.5.5.1 | etc., '8.5.0.0' denotes the GA product version>
    Product ID : <EXPRESS | BASE | ND | NDDMZ | PLG | APPCLIENT | LIBERTY_EXPRESS>

    This file represents a snapshot of the WebSphere installations that were registered with IM at the time the PTF was installed, and may not contain current information if used at a later date. This file is found in the following location:


    /QIBM/WAS/WASFIXPACKS/<was_fixpack_product>/<was_fixpack_version>/WEBSPHEREINSTALLS.TXT
  • IBM WebSphere Liberty Edition - Special Instructions
    You cannot make an in-place update of the Version 8.5.0.x Liberty profile feature. In WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.5.0, the Liberty profile was promoted from a feature to an independently installable offering.

    If you are updating an existing WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.0.x Liberty profile feature, you must install the corresponding WebSphere Application Server Liberty product offering at Version 8.5.5.0 or later. You cannot make an in-place update of the Version 8.5.0.x Liberty profile feature to Version 8.5.5.0 or later.

    To migrate your installation, you can copy your data and server configurations to the new installation. If your user data are kept in another location, follow typical procedures for managing your data and server configurations.

    Based on the Websphere installed product options present, the WebSphere Application Server v8.5 Group PTF provides the Liberty Web Enablement profile repository (i.e. /QIBM/WAS/WASFIXPACKS/LIBERTYEXPRESS/<was_fixpack_version>/FIXPACK) that can be used to update the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Web Enablement product offering at Version 8.5.5.0 or later. For full details refer to documentation found here: "Updating the Liberty profile from Version 8.5.0 to Version 8.5.5"

    Note: The IBM i WebSphere Application Server Group PTF does not supply fix packs for the IBM WAS Liberty Base and Network Deployment (ND) editions. These fix packs will have to be downloaded from IBM's Recommended Fixes for WAS site below.

    If you installed the Liberty profile using a self extracting archive, you must download a fix pack archive for the Liberty profile to upgrade to the latest fix level. Fix pack archive files for the Liberty profile are not provided with the WebSphere Application Server PTF Group. For information about obtaining and installing the fix pack archives for the Liberty profile, please see at "Recommended fixes for WebSphere Application Server"

    To install the fix pack using the manual method, perform the following actions:
    1. Sign on to the IBM i system with a user profile that has *ALLOBJ and *SECADM special authorities.
    2. Display the current value of QALWOBJRST and then change it to *ALL if needed.
    3. The WebSphere Group PTF has also provided a local repository for the latest IBM Installation Manager (IM) fix pack, and it is recommended that the IM be updated before you install the WebSphere fix packs provided by the WebSphere Group PTF. The Readme.txt and Readme.html files for the IM fix pack can be found here:
    4. Stop all servers and applications on the WebSphere Application Server installation that is being updated. These processes may include application server processes, nodeagent processes, deployment manager processes, job manager processes and WebSphere Application Server client applications.

      This is most easily done by ending all of the application server JVM jobs and the subsystem for the WAS installation version and edition you are updating.

      For example, if I am updating my WAS v8.5 Express installation; I would end all of the WAS v8.5 Express jobs in the QWAS85 subsystem first using the stopServer Qshell command for each profile job currently active in the subsystem:

      STRQSH
      cd <product_location>/bin

      Full Installation:
      ./stopServer <server> -profileName <profile>

      Liberty Installation:
      ./server stop <server>

      Note: The <server> and <profile> values are case sensitive and must match the names exactly.

      and then end the QWAS85 subsystem using the CL command:
      ENDSBS QWAS85 *IMMED
    5. Install the fix pack.
      From a system command line, invoke the following SBMJOB command to submit the installation process to batch via the UDPATEWAS job; where <Installation_Manager_location>, <offering_ID>, <product_location> and <was_fixpack_location> are defined above:

      SBMJOB CMD(STRQSH CMD('umask 022;<Installation_Manager_
      location>/eclipse/tools/imcl install <offering_ID> -acceptLicense -installationDirectory <product_location> -repositories <was_fixpack_location>')) JOB(UPDATEWAS) ALWMLTTHD(*YES) JOBQ(QSYS/QSYSNOMAX)

      Note: One of the product features, Extended Programming Models, in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile has been reclassified as a product asset of type add-on in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile, Version 8.5.5.4. As a result, if you are updating the WebSphere Application Server liberty profile to fixpack 4 (8.5.5.4), you also need to accept the add-on license terms by specifying the -properties user.accept.license=true option:

      SBMJOB CMD(STRQSH CMD('umask 022;<Installation_Manager_
      location>/eclipse/tools/imcl install <offering_ID> -acceptLicense -installationDirectory <product_location> -repositories <was_fixpack_location> -properties user.accept.license=true')) JOB(UPDATEWAS) ALWMLTTHD(*YES) JOBQ(QSYS/QSYSNOMAX)

      Note: IBM recommends the use of the SBMJOB command to submit the installation to batch instead of running the command interactively. Running the installation process in batch will prevent issues from occurring if your interactive session loses connectivity or ends unexpectedly.

      Optionally, the IM imcl command can be executed interactively using the following steps:
    6. To verifiy that the fix pack correctly updated the WebSphere installation, execute the following Qshell command:

      Full Installation: <product_location>/bin/versioninfo
      Liberty Installation: <product_location>/bin/productInfo version
      The 'Version' or 'Product version' that this command lists should be the same as the fix pack version just installed.
    7. End and restart the HTTP Admin instance if it was active during the update. To end and restart the HTTP Admin invoke the following commands from a system command line:

      ENDTCPSVR SERVER(*HTTP) HTTPSVR(*ADMIN) STRTCPSVR SERVER(*HTTP) HTTPSVR(*ADMIN)
      Note: In addition, you will want to restart any HTTP server instances associated with your WAS v8.5 application servers. This can be done using the following commands.
      ENDTCPSVR SERVER(*HTTP) HTTPSVR(<HTTPserver>) STRTCPSVR SERVER(*HTTP) HTTPSVR(<HTTPserver>)
    8. Once the IBM WAS Fix Pack installation has been verified as successful, you are free to start your IBM WebSphere Application Server profiles back up using the following Qshell command.

      Full Installation: <product_location>/bin/startServer <server> -profileName <profile>
      Liberty Installation: <product_location>/bin/server start <server>
      In addition, you also may want to change your QALWOBJRST IBM i system value back to its original value using the following CL command: CHGSYSVAL SYSVAL(QALWOBJRST) VALUE(<previousValue>)
    9. The fix pack installation process is now complete. If you experience issues or have questions along the way, please contact the IBM i Global Support Center at
      1-800-IBM-SERV and open a new service request

      Note: The <was_fixpack_location> directories can be large and are not managed or deleted by WebSphere. After all WebSphere installations have been updated and they are no longer needed, the system administrator can delete them and all their contents. Tip: IBM recommends saving the previous fix pack installation repository in case you need to rollback the fix pack to the previous version.

      Additional information about installing a fix pack may be found in the information center article, "Installing fix packs on IBM i operating systems using the Installation Manager command line", for Express, Base, and Network Deployment.
  • Uninstalling a fix pack:

    Note: Prior to updating your IBM WebSphere Application Server installation, it is HIGHLY recommended to export/backup your IBM Installation Manager and WebSphere Application Server installation data. Please refer to the IBM Software Technical Document: "How and When To Export/Backup Your IBM Installation Manager and WebSphere Application Server Installation Data on the IBM i?" for more information.

    Uninstalling a fix pack can be accomplished by rolling back the product to an earlier version using the instructions outlined in the document below.

    "How To Rollback/UnInstall a Fix Pack at IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) v8.0 and later"

    Optional: If you have a Passport Advantage account, you can also rollback the product to an earlier version using an IBM WebSphere Application Server live repository.

    To roll back the IBM WAS product to an an earlier version using a live repository, perform the following steps:

    1. Sign on to the IBM i system with a user profile that has *ALLOBJ and *SECADM special authorities.
    2. Display the current value of QALWOBJRST and then change it to *ALL if needed.
    3. The WebSphere Group PTF has also provided a local repository for the latest IBM Installation Manager (IM) fix pack, and it is recommended that the IM be updated before you rollback the WebSphere fix packs provided by the WebSphere Group PTF. The Readme.txt and Readme.html files for the IM fix pack can be found here:
    4. Stop all servers and applications on the WebSphere Application Server installation that is being updated. These processes may include application server processes, nodeagent processes, deployment manager processes, job manager processes and WebSphere Application Server client applications.

      This is most easily done by ending all of the application server JVM jobs and the subsystem for the WAS installation version and edition you are updating.

      For example, if I am updating my WAS v8.5 ND installation; I would end all of the WAS v8.5 ND jobs in the QWAS85 subsystem first using the stopServer Qshell command for each profile job currently active in the subsystem:

      STRQSH cd <product_location>/bin

      Full Installation: ./stopServer <server>
      -profileName <profile>

      Liberty Installation: ./server stop <server>
      Note: The <server> and <profile> values are case sensitive and must match the names exactly.

      and then end the QWAS85 subsystem using the CL command: ENDSBS QWAS85 *IMMED
    5. On a CL command line, run the STRQSH command to start the Qshell command shell.
    6. Make sure that the umask is set to 022.
    7. Change to the <Installation_Manager_
      location>/eclipse/tools directory by executing the following command: cd <Installation_Manager_
      location>/eclipse/tools
    8. Construct the repository URL for your IBM WAS version and edition based on the <offering_ID> argument discussed earlier.
      ${REPOSITORY} would equal:

      http://www.ibm.com/
      software/repositorymanager
      /
      <offering_ID>/
      repository.config

      Example: the repository URL for the IBM WebSphere Application Server v8.5 ND product:
      http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85/repository.config
    9. Encrypt your IBM Passport Advantage userID and password into a secure storage file.
    10. Identify your IBM WebSphere Application Server installation path.

      The following steps will refer to your IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) installation directory as ${INSTALL_DIR}. Your specific WAS installation directory can be found by executing the following command.

      /QIBM/WAS/bin/queryWASinstalls
      Example output:
      WebSphere Edition: ND
      Version: 8.5.5.2
      Installation Location: /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/ND
      Installation Library: QWAS85A
      Default Profile Location: /QIBM/UserData/WebSphere/Appserver/V85/ND
      For the above example, the ${INSTALL_DIR} variable would equal the value of the "Installation Location" parameter, which equals:
      /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/ND
    11. Display the installation event history for your installation and determine the "Package" value for the fix pack version you wish to roll back to.

      Full Installation: ${INSTALL_DIR}/bin/historyInfo
      After the previous installation events are displayed, you will need to identify the package name of the previous update you wish to rollback to. This is the value displayed next to the "Package" item for the installation event.

      For example, I have a WAS v8.5.5.2 ND installation that I would like to roll back to v8.5.5.1. I would execute the historyInfo command as displayed below. Then, I would locate the v8.5.5.1 installation event and make note the value for the "Package" item since it will be required for the "imcl rollback" command discussed later in this document.

      Installation Event
      Install Manager Offering ID com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85
      Action install
      Version 8.5.5.1
      Package com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_
      8.5.5001.20131018_2242
      Log File Name /QIBM/UserData/InstallationManager/logs/20140122_1618.xml
      Timestamp 2014-01-22 16:21:51-0600
      Result success
      Installed Features EJBDeploy tool for pre-EJB 3.0 modules Embeddable EJB container Stand-alone thin clients and resource adapters
      In my example, ${PACKAGE} would be equal to com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_
      8.5.5001.20131018_2242
      since I want to roll back the installation to v8.5.5.1.

      Liberty Installation:

      You will have to first list the available packages in the repository and then select the package version you wish to rollback to from the list. The package version selected from the list will equal ${PACKAGE}. To list the available packages in the repository, execute the following:

      STRQSH cd <Installation_Manager
      _location>/eclipse/tools ./imcl listAvailablePackages -repositories ${REPOSITORY} - secureStorageFile /tmp/secureStorageFile.txt -masterPasswordFile /tmp/masterPasswordFile.txt

      The result will be a list of all available packages in the repository.

      For example, I have a WAS v8.5.5.2 Liberty ND installation that I would like to roll back to v8.5.5.1. First, I would execute the "imcl listAvailablePackages" command as displayed below.

      ./imcl listAvailablePackages -repositories http://www.ibm.com/software/
      repositorymanager
      /com.ibm.websphere .liberty.WEBENAB.v85
      /repository.config
      -secureStorageFile /tmp/secureStorageFile.txt -masterPasswordFile /tmp/masterPasswordFile.txt

      Then, I would locate the v8.5.5.1 package for the currently installed <offerring_ID>, which happens to be "com.ibm.websphere.liberty
      .ND.v85". After reviewing the output of the "imcl listAvailablePackages" command, I found the following packages available in the repository.

      8.5.5.1 - com.ibm.websphere.liberty
      .ND.v85_8.5.5001.20131019_0136
      8.5.5.2 - com.ibm.websphere.liberty
      .ND.v85_8.5.5002.20140408_2239

      In my example, ${PACKAGE} would be equal to com.ibm.websphere.liberty
      .ND.v85_8.5.5001.20131019_0136
      since I want to roll back the installation to v8.5.5.1.
    12. Execute the rollback of the IBM WebSphere Application Server installation to the previous fix pack version using a live repository.

      From a system command line, invoke the following SBMJOB command to submit the rollback process to batch via the UDPATEWAS job; where <Installation_Manager_location>, ${PACKAGE}, ${INSTALL_DIR} and ${REPOSITORY} are defined above:

      SBMJOB CMD(STRQSH CMD('umask 022;<Installation_Manager_
      location>/eclipse/tools/imcl rollback ${PACKAGE} -installationDirectory ${INSTALL_DIR} -repositories ${REPOSITORY} -secureStorageFile /tmp/secureStorageFile.txt - masterPasswordFile /tmp/masterPasswordFile.txt')) JOB(UPDATEWAS) ALWMLTTHD(*YES) JOBQ(QSYS/QSYSNOMAX)

      Note: One of the product features, Extended Programming Models, in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile has been reclassified as a product asset of type add-on in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile, Version 8.5.5.4. As a result, if you are rolling back the WebSphere Application Server liberty profile from fixpack 4 (8.5.5.4), you also need to accept the add-on license terms by specifying the -properties user.accept.license=true option:

      SBMJOB CMD(STRQSH CMD('umask 022;<Installation_Manager
      _location>/eclipse/tools/imcl rollback ${PACKAGE} -installationDirectory ${INSTALL_DIR} -repositories ${REPOSITORY} -secureStorageFile /tmp/secureStorageFile.txt -masterPasswordFile /tmp/masterPasswordFile.txt -properties user.accept.license=true')) JOB(UPDATEWAS) ALWMLTTHD(*YES) JOBQ(QSYS/QSYSNOMAX)

      Note: IBM recommends the use of the SBMJOB command to submit the rollback to batch instead of running the command interactively. Running the rollback process in batch will prevent issues from occurring if your interactive session loses connectivity or ends unexpectedly.

      Optionally, the IM imcl command can be executed interactively using the following steps:

      umask 022 $ cd <Installation_Manager_location>
      /eclipse/tools $ ./imcl rollback ${PACKAGE} -repositories ${REPOSITORY} -installationDirectory ${INSTALL_DIR} -secureStorageFile /tmp/secureStorageFile.txt -masterPasswordFile /tmp/masterPasswordFile.txt -properties user.accept.license=true -showVerboseProgress

      Note: One of the product features, Extended Programming Models, in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile has been reclassified as a product asset of type add-on in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile, Version 8.5.5.4. As a result, if you are rolling back the WebSphere Application Server liberty profile from fixpack 4 (8.5.5.4), you also need to accept the add-on license terms by specifying the -properties user.accept.license=true option:

      umask 022 $ cd <Installation_Manager_location>
      /eclipse/tools $ ./imcl rollback ${PACKAGE} -repositories ${REPOSITORY} -installationDirectory ${INSTALL_DIR} -secureStorageFile /tmp/secureStorageFile.txt -masterPasswordFile /tmp/masterPasswordFile.txt -properties user.accept.license=true -showVerboseProgress


      Once the fix pack rollback completes, you should receive the following message:
      Rolled back to ${PACKAGE} in the ${INSTALL_DIR} directory.

      Here is an example command to rollback the IBM WAS ND v8.5 product to 8.5.5.1 from 8.5.5.2.

      ./imcl rollback com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_
      8.5.5001.20131018_2242 -repositories http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85/repository.config -installationDirectory /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/ND -secureStorageFile
      /tmp/
      secureStorageFile.txt -masterPasswordFile
      /tmp/
      masterPasswordFile.txt -showVerboseProgress


      In my example, here is the message that was returned indicating a successful rollback operation.

      Rolled back to com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_
      8.5.5001.20131018_2242
      in the /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/ND directory.

      Note: Rollback of the fix pack may take over an hour depending on your IBM i system. If memory available to the IBM Installation Manager is limited, the update can take much longer, potentially several hours. You will know the rollback process has completed when the UPDATEWAS job ends or the "./imcl rollback" command returns to a dollar sign in Qshell.
    13. Verify the IBM WebSphere Application Server installation is at the new version.

      Execute the following Qshell command:

      Full Installation:
      ${INSTALL_DIR}/bin/versionInfo
      i.e. /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/ND/bin/versionInfo

      Liberty Installation:
      ${INSTALL_DIR}/bin/productInfo version
      i.e. /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/Liberty/V85/ND/bin/productInfo version

      Installed Product
      Name IBM WebSphere Application Server - ND
      Version 8.5.5.1
      ID ND
      Build Level cf011341.03
      Build Date 10/18/13
      Package com.ibm.websphere.ND.v85_
      8.5.5001.20131018_2242
      Architecture System i
      Installed Features WebSphere Application Server Full Profile
      EJBDeploy tool for pre-EJB 3.0 modules
      Embeddable EJB container
      Stand-alone thin clients and resource adapters
       
      As you can see in my example above, the IBM WebSphere Application Server ND installation was successfully rolled back from 8.5.5.2 to 8.5.5.1.
    14. Once the IBM WAS Fix Pack rollback has been verified as successful, you are free to start your IBM WebSphere Application Server profiles back up using the following Qshell command.

      Full Installation: <product_location>/bin/startServer <server> -profileName <profile>
      Liberty Installation: <product_location>/bin/server start <server>
      In addition, you also may want to change your QALWOBJRST IBM i system value back to its original value using the following CL command: CHGSYSVAL SYSVAL(QALWOBJRST) VALUE(<previousValue>)
    15. The fix pack rollback process is now complete. If you experience issues or have

      questions along the way, please contact the IBM i Global Support Center at 1-800-IBM-SERV and open a new service request.

      Additional information about rolling back a WebSphere Application Server installation to a previously installed version may be found in the information center article, "Uninstalling fix packs from IBM i operating systems using the command line", for Express, Base, and Network Deployment

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