Upgrade Central: Planning your upgrade to IBM Sametime 8.5.x

Product lifecycle


Upgrade Central provides key resources for planning and deploying Sametime 8.5.x


IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Interim Feature Release (IFR) 1, which was announced in November 2011, is the latest release for version 8.5. This scheduled maintenance release contains both defect fixes and new features. IBM recommends upgrading to the latest Maintenance Release and Fix Pack combination for your version to receive the broadest set of fixes available.

The following resources are available to assist you with your upgrade.

Table of contents

  1. Deciding to upgrade
  2. Obtaining the upgrade
  3. Installing the upgrade
  4. Available fixes
  5. Post-upgrade

Deciding to upgrade
Visit the product marketing page for IBM Sametime to review features, benefits and offering information.

Product information:
Review technical material:

Obtaining the upgrade
Passport Advantage subscribers have the following options:
New customers and customers without a maintenance agreement have the following options:

Installing the upgrade
The following information is available to assist with your installation:

Available fixes
Visit IBM Fix Central for the most current available fixes

The following resources are available for your assistance:

Related information

Plan your upgrade to Smaetime 9.0

Rate this page:

(0 users)Average rating

Document information

More support for:

IBM Sametime

Software version:

8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, IBM i, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:


Modified date:


Translate my page

Machine Translation

Content navigation