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WebSphere Portal V6.1 Update Installer

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Installer to apply updates and fix packs to IBM® WebSphere® Portal and affiliated products.

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The WebSphere Portal Update Installer is version-specific and is used to install or uninstall interim or cumulative fixes, fix packs, and other maintenance delivery vehicles.

  • The update installer for V6.1 can be used with WebSphere Portal version 6.1 only, including Express editions. Click the link above for a different version.

Installation Instructions

For Version 6.1: The documentation is included in the downloadable file for the Version 6.1 Portal Update Installer. In addition to the familar universal update installer (which is not platform specific), we now have available platform-specific update installers which include a Java™ runtime environment bundled in to improve your experience when installing a fix pack or other service maintenance.

The platform-specific WebSphere Portal Update Installers allow you to invoke the graphical "Wizard" interface directly without setting the necessary environment variables for the Java code to run properly. When using the platform-independent update installer, you must still set the command shell's environment properly:

Run the following command from the <WAS_profile_root>/bin directory to set up the Java environment for the WebSphere Portal Update Installer:
Microsoft® Windows™: setupCmdLine.bat
Unix™/Linux®: . ./
i5/OS™: Open a command prompt and enter STRQSH to start the Qshell Interpreter and then enter the following command in the directory where the file is located:

  • For Base: export WAS_PROD_HOME=/QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V6/Base
  • For Network Deployment (ND): export WAS_PROD_HOME=/QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V6/ND

* Note: Permissions on the WebSphere root directory and the system temporary locations must allow the user running the Portal Update Installer to have read, write, and execute privileges. For example, if installing a fix or fix pack by a non-root user on Linux or Unix, the /WebSphere and /tmp directories should have privileges set accordingly to allow successful installation and uninstall (such as 777). Failure to set permissions properly could result in a failure such as this log output:
subTmpDir to be cleaned up: /tmp/ptfs
Fix pack installation has failed. Consult /<Portal_Server_root>/version/log/%date%_%time%_%file%.log for error details.  
UpdateInstaller.puiReturnCode is 9
To correct this issue, temporarily increase the permissions allowed on the directories and run the update command again. After the update is successful, the directory permissions can return to minimum necessary run-time privileges.

Platfom Direct download
AIX Link
HP-UX PA-RISC (HP-UX on Integrity requires the Universal installer, below) Link
i5/OS Link
Linux on POWER Link
Linux on x86 Link
Linux on z Link
Solaris on SPARC (Solaris on x86 and/or AMD requires the Universal installer, below) Link
Microsoft Windows Link
z/OS (must use this z/OS update installer, not the Universal installer) Link
Universal update installer (can be used with any supported platform other than z/OS) Link
For "Release Date" and other information regarding this Update Installer, refer to the tables below.

Download package

  • Be sure to click on "Show fixes contained in this group" on Fix Central to choose the appropriate UpdateInstaller for your platform!

    *Package RELEASE DATE shown in the table reflects the Build Date of the installer.

  • Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
    What is Fix Central(FC)?
    Portal UpdateInstaller for V6.1 28 Nov 2012 English 61 FC

    Cross reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Organizational Productivity- Portals & Collaboration Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Upgrade 8.1, 8.0
    Enterprise Content Management IBM Web Content Manager Upgrade AIX, HP-UX, i5/OS, Linux, Solaris, Windows 6.1

    Document information

    More support for: WebSphere Portal End of Support Products

    Software version: 6.1

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

    Software edition: Enable, Express, Extend, Server

    Reference #: 4028760

    Modified date: 13 December 2012

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