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Update Installer for WebSphere Application Server V6.0 releases

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The Update Installer is the tool used to install updates (Interim Fixes, Fix Packs and Refresh Packs) for IBM® WebSphere® software, including WebSphere Application Server V6.0.

Download Description

The V6.1 Update Installer is backwards compatible with V6.0.2.21 releases in most cases. It is preferable to use the V6.1 Update Installer because a single instance of the V6.1 Update Installer can apply maintenance to all releases of V6.1 and any newer maintenance from V6.0.2.21 onward. This new strategy enhances usability and creates a smaller tooling footprint.

See the following table for information on V6.1 Update Installer compatibility with previous releases:

Supported platforms for Update Installer V6.1.0.x and V6.0.2.x release

Platform & Operating System Update Installer 6.0.2 Update Installer 6.1
All supported Application Server V6.0.2 operating systems (except where noted below) Available Backwards compatible with Application Server and newer Fix Packs
AIX® 5.1 Available Not available
HP-UX 11iv1 Available Not available
Sun Solaris 8 Available Not available
SuSE Linux® Enterprise Server 8 Available Not available
Windows® Intel Itanium Available Not available
Linux Intel Itanium Available Not available

If the V6.1 Update Installer is available for your application, then use the V6.1 Update Installer. You can download the V6.1 Update Installer from the V6.1 Support Site.

The Update Installer V6.0 has the following functionality:

  • A GUI Update Installer and a command-line Update Installer

  • Installation and removal of individual and of multiple code updates

  • Logging, as well as recovery features and prerequisite handling
  • The Update Installer for V6.0.2 and V6.1.0 are compatible with previous releases in certain cases.

Directions for using the update command to perform installations through a GUI and using update -silent to install through a command line are included in the referenced Readme file.

Support added for 64 bit Solaris platforms.
Starting in V6.0.2.11, Fix Packs are now available for the following additional platform:
  • Solaris on x86 Intel EM64T/AMD - 64 bit

  • Important: Before installing or uninstalling updates, ensure that all WebSphere Application Server and related processes have been stopped. The product to be updated must not be running prior to applying service.

  • Terminology for fixes delivered by IBM has been updated. For details, see:
    Update Strategy for WebSphere Application Server V6.0.

  • Note The V6.0 Update Installer is for WebSphere Application Server V6.0 releases only.

Change history

  • May 14 2008: Revised the document and Added a table about supported platforms.
  • 30 Oct 2007: Added a note on Update Installer requirements starting with Fix Pack
  • 14 Aug 2006: Updated to Version 7 for Fix Pack 13, V6.0.2.13 for Multi-Platforms
  • 19 Jun 2006: Updated to Version 6 for Fix Pack 11, V6.0.2.11 for Multi-Platforms
  • 28 Apr 2006: Posted an updated version of the Update Installer for Solaris. The updated version includes a fix for Java™ SDK SR3.
  • 14 Apr 2006: Updated to Version 6 for Fix Pack 9, V6.0.2.9 for Multi-Platforms
  • 10 Feb 2006: Updated to Version 5 for Fix Pack 7, V6.0.2.7 for Multi-Platforms
  • 16 Dec 2005: Updated to Version 4 for Fix Pack 5, V6.0.2.5 for Multi-Platforms
  • 02 Nov 2005: Updated for Fix Pack 3, V6.0.2.3 for Multi-Platforms
  • 01 Sep 2005: Updated for Fix Pack 2, V6.0.2.2 for Multi-Platforms
  • 22 July 2005: Updated for Fix Pack 1, Version
  • 18 July 2005: Updated pointer to revised installation instructions
  • 08 July 2005: Updated for Refresh Pack 2 release, Version 6.0.2
  • 18 April 2005: Revised readme to clarify impact of updates on profiles
  • 14 April 2005: Updated for Fix Pack 1 release, Version
    Added Update Installers for 64-bit platforms
  • 31 March 2005: Updated for Refresh Pack 1, Version 6.0.1
  • 25 February 2005: Fix Pack 2 release, Version
  • 10 December 2004: Initial release, Version


Use Java 2 SDK, V1.4.2 shipped with WebSphere Application Server V6.0.

Installation Instructions

Review the Readme for a detailed description of the Update Installer tool and installation instructions.

Readme for Multi-Platforms US English 91092
Readme for OS/400® US English 49595

Download package

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is DD?
AIX® 14/08/2006 US English 14735360 FTP DD
AIX® - 64 bit 14/08/2006 US English 14735360 FTP DD
HP-UX 8/14/2006 US English 14940160 FTP DD
HP-UX - 64-bit 8/14/2006 US English 14960640 FTP DD
Linux® for AMD/Intel 14/08/2006 US English 15032320 FTP DD
Linux® for AMD/Intel - 64-bit 14/08/2006 US English 14438400 FTP DD
Linux for i/pSeries® 8/14/2006 US English 14643200 FTP DD
Linux for i/pSeries® - 64-bit 14/08/2006 US English 14643200 FTP DD
Linux for zSeries® 8/14/2006 US English 14643200 FTP DD
OS/400® 19/06/2006 US English 12728115 FTP DD
Solaris-SPARC 8/14/2006 US English 15011840 FTP DD
Solaris- x86 - 64 bit 8/14/2006 US English 14950400 FTP DD
Windows® 8/14/2006 US English 13197608 FTP DD
Windows® - x86 - 64 bit 14/08/2006 US English 25714853 FTP DD

Technical support

1-800-IBM-SERV (U.S. Calls Only)

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server

Software version: 6.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: Base, Express, Network Deployment

Reference #: 4008401

Modified date: 2008-05-23