Important Notes for the installation and upgrade to IMS Server 8.2

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Any important points to note when installing or upgrading to IMS Server 8.2?

Answer

If you have already installed or upgraded to IMS Server 8.2, ensure that the version of your IMS Server is later than 8.2.0.0.502.
If the version of your IMS Server is 8.2.0.0.502, you must:

  1. Apply the latest available fix pack.
  2. Follow the instructions in the readme file for all the necessary steps.


If you are planning to install or upgrade to IMS Server 8.2, ensure that you use imsinstaller_8.2.0.0.686.exe
When you are installing or upgrading, if you are also planning to deploy any fix pack later than fix pack 3 ( 8.2.0-ISS-SAMESSO-IMS-FP0003), see the following instructions:

The following updated instructions apply to the following topics in the information center:
  1. Installation of IMS Server 8.2
  2. Upgrading to IMS Server 8.2

Updates that apply to the roadmap
  1. Installation of IMS Server 8.2
    When referencing the respective roadmap, note that:
    1. After completing the step:
      [Verify the IMS Server deployment on the WebSphere Application Server]
      and before performing the step
      [Configure the IMS Server]

      Install the latest available IMS Server Fix pack using the WAS Update installer, and view the readme (8.2.0-ISS-SAMESSO-IMS-FPxxxx-README.html) and follow the instructions under the section [INSTALLING THIS FIX PACK (MANUAL)].

    2. After completing the step:
      [Verify the IMS Server configuration]

      Return to the IMS Server Fixpack readme (8.2.0-ISS-SAMESSO-IMS-FPxxxx-README.html) and follow the instructions to any further configurations that are required.

  2. Upgrading to IMS Server 8.2
    When referencing the respective roadmap, note that:
    1. After completing the step:
      [Verify the IMS Server deployment on the WebSphere Application Server]
      and before performing the step
      [Stop the node agents/Upgrade the IMS Server settings]

      Install the latest available IMS Server fixpack using the WAS Update installer. View the readme (8.2.0-ISS-SAMESSO-IMS-FPxxxx-README.html) and follow the instructions under the section [INSTALLING THIS FIX PACK (MANUAL)].

    2. After completing the step
      [Verify if/whether the upgrade is successful]

      Return to the IMS Server fixpack readme (8.2.0-ISS-SAMESSO-IMS-FPxxxx-README.html) and follow the instructions to any further configurations that are required.


Related Technotes
Requirements for using the IMS Bridge for user provisioning in an upgraded IMS Server 8.2
Cannot log on to the WebSphere Application Server administrative console after upgrading
IMS Server 8.2 upgrade changes for Active Directory enterprise directory configuration
Deploying AccessAgent 8.2 with fix pack / iFix

Related information

Latest 8.2 fixpack

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More support for:

IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On
IMS Server

Software version:

8.2

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1609042

Modified date:

2014-03-07

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