This document contains the installation instructions for upgrading the IBM WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit Version 6.1, Version 7.0, Version 8.0 and IBM Integration Toolkit Version 9.0.
Before you can install the fix pack, you must have the required level of IBM Installation Manager installed. A specific level might be defined in the documentation for the fix pack that you are installing.
For WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit version 6.1 fix packs, IBM Installation Manager must be Version 18.104.22.168 or later.
For WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit version 7.0 and 8.0, it must be Version 1.4.3 or later.
For Integration Toolkit Version 9.0, it must be Version 1.6.2 or later.
The IBM Installation Manager downloads are available from this Web site:
If you have a version of Installation Manager installed that is earlier than the required level, you can download both the Installation Manager local update and the Toolkit local update, and apply them at the same time. To do this, set up the Installation Manager local repository as described in the Installation Manager support site, and then set up the WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit local update, as described below.
By default, if you try to use a version of Installation Manager that is earlier than the one required to update or install packages, Installation Manager prompts you and then upgrades itself automatically on your computer.
When you have upgraded Installation Manager to the required level, you can install the update for WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit and IBM Integration Toolkit using either Live Update or a local download.
The following instruction also applies to the IBM Integration Toolkit V9.0
Using Live Update
- If WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit V6.1, V7.0 or V8.0 is already installed on your computer, you can install updates using the Update Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager.
- If you are installing WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit V6.1, V7.0 or V8.0 for the first time (or if you are installing an additional instance of it), you can install all available updates at the same time by clicking Check for Other Versions and Extensions on the Install panel of the Install Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager.
Using a local download
Downloading and setting up the local update
You can download compressed files containing the updates for IBM WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit V6.1, V7.0 or V8.0. The files that you extract from the compressed files form a repository that is used by the IBM Installation Manager. You can install the update from the repository on your own computer, or you can use IBM Packaging Utility to create the repository, which can be hosted on a shared drive or on an HTTP or HTTPS server.
- Download the required update from the IBM Message Broker Toolkit support site.
- Extract the compressed files into an appropriate directory. For example, extract to:
- C:\temp\updates (Windows)
- /tmp/updates (Linux)
To add the update repository location in IBM Installation Manager:
- Start IBM Installation Manager.
- In the Start panel of Installation Manager, click File > Preferences, and then click Repositories. The Repositories panel is displayed.
- In the Repositories panel, click Add Repository.
- In the Add repository panel, browse to (or enter) the file path of the repository.config file, which is located in a sub-directory of the directory where you extracted the compressed files. For example:
- C:\temp\updates\MB6100_6101\repository.config (Windows)
- /tmp/updates/MB6100_6101/repository.config (Linux)
- When the repository.config file is selected, click Open, then click OK to close the Add Repository panel.
- Selected the 'Search service repositories during installation and updates' option if it is not already selected. Click OK again to close the Preference panel.
A list of recommended fixes for the Message Broker Toolkit can be found at this location:
Information about the IBM Packaging Utility can be found at this location:
Installing WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit V6.1, V7.0 and V8.0 updates
You must install the update with the same user account that was used to install the product.
- WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit V6.1 V7.0 or V8.0 must be installed.
- The product cannot be running when you install this fix pack. Ensure that all browsers and all other applications opened by the Toolkit are closed.
To find and install the Message Broker Toolkit fix pack as a local update:
- Start IBM Installation Manager.
- In the Start panel of Installation Manager, click Update Packages.
- If a newer 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.
- In the Update Packages wizard, select the installed location for WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit and click Next. Installation Manager searches for available updates on the Web, as well as any repository locations that you entered. A progress indicator shows that the search is taking place. If you are also installing the Installation Manager local update at the same time, it is also displayed.
- By default, recommended updates are displayed and selected in the Update Package panel. Ensure that you select the required update for the IBM WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit, and then click Next.
- In the Licenses panel, read the license agreements for the update. On the left side of the License panel, click each item to display the license agreement text. If you agree to the terms for all the license agreements, click I accept the terms of the license agreements.
- Click Next to continue.
- In the Summary panel, review the information displayed and then click Update. A progress indicator shows the percentage of the installation completed. When the update process finishes, a message confirming the success of the process is displayed near the top of the panel. Click View log file to open the log file for the current session in a new window. Close the Installation Log window to continue.
- Start the Message Broker toolkit workspace by running the mb.exe file (Windows) or mb.bin file (Linux) from the Message Broker toolkit installation directory from the command line with option -clean to allow eclipse reinitialize the plugins changes from the update. For example:
- Windows: C:\Program Files\IBM\WMBT700\mb.exe -clean
- Linux: /opt/IBM/WMBT700/mb.bin -clean
Note: During the process of updating from a local repository, Installation Manager might prompt you for the location of the repository for the installed version of WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit. If you installed the product from CDs or other media, these media must be available when you use the update feature.
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