IBM Installation Manager console mode is not supported in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.5 Fix pack 8.5.5.0

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Abstract

Customers are unable to install or upgrade to WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.5 Fix pack 8.5.5.0 using the IBM Installation Manager in console mode.

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Problem Description

The Installation Manager for z/OS fails in console mode due to an error in RemoveLibertyOrBlockLibertyUpdate bundle:

com.ibm.was.features.validation.v85.selector.RemoveLibertyOrBlockLibertyUpdate - evaluate() Empty job list.
50:09.93 DEBUG Ýmain¨ com.ibm.cic.common.core.model.internal.SelectionExpression.WithBundle evaluate
Evaluate bundle:com.ibm.was.features.validation.v85_8.5.5000.20130401_0000 RemoveLibertyOrBlockLibertyUpdate = Status ERROR: com.ibm.was.features.validation.v85 code=0 null

As a result, users will be unable to install or upgrade to WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.5 Fix pack 8.5.5.0 using the IBM Installation Manager in console mode.

APAR PM89131 documents this issue and is scheduled to be delivered in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.5 Fix Pack 8.5.5.1.


Solution

Option 1: Customers may use the Installation Manager command line mode or response files to install or update to WebSphere Application Server for zOS V8.5 Fix pack 8.5.5.0.

--OR--

Option 2: Customers may download and apply the iFix for PM89131 from IBM Fix Central, which will be available the same day as or very soon after the eGA of the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.5 Fix pack 8.5.5.0. The interim fix must be downloaded and installed simultaneously with 8.5.5.0 whether installing Fix pack 8.5.5.0 for the first time or as an upgrade to an older 8.5.0.x fix pack.

To download the iFix from Fix Central:

  1. Go to IBM Fix Central: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
  2. Select: WebSphere > WebSphere Application Server > 8.5.5.0 > z/OS
  3. Click the "Continue" button
  4. Enter "PM89131" in the "APAR or SPR" field
  5. Click the "Continue" button
  6. Download the interim fix package

--OR--

Option 3: Customers may pick up the fix for APAR PM89131 by waiting for and upgrading to WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.5 Fix pack 8.5.5.1.


Product Alias/Synonym

WebSphere
WAS
zWAS
z/WAS

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More support for:

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
IBM Installation Manager

Software version:

8.5

Operating system(s):

z/OS

Reference #:

1639017

Modified date:

2013-06-05

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