Installation Manager 1.6.2

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Abstract

IBM Installation Manager 1.6.2 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 1.6.1 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.
The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit IBM Product information page the to browse for additional information centers.
Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites required.

NOTE: For AIX, see Required gtk libraries for Installation Manager on AIX before updating to version 1.6.2.

Supported platforms are based on the product that you install. Installation Manager is supported on the same platforms that are supported by the IBM products that use Installation Manager.

You must have Internet access to download the installer packages or fix packs that are listed below.

Installation Instructions

Installation Manager versions are released as both fix packs and installer packages. Use the installer packages when you are installing Installation Manager for the first time. Use the fix pack or the installer packages when you are updating Installation Manager.

Installation and Update Files

Package File Name Action Operating System
Installer agent.installer.platform_version Install or update Installation Manager The .zip file is specific to a platform. In the file name, platform indicates the operating system and version indicates the version of Installation Manager.
Fix Pack com.ibm.cic.agent.offering_version.zip Update Installation Manager All supported platforms. In the file name, version indicates the version of Installation Manager.

The fix pack package is significantly larger than the platform specific installer packages. If you are updating Installation Manager on one platform, consider using the installer package, agent.installer. platform _version, to update Installation Manager.

There are different ways to install or update Installation Manager. For step-by-step installation instructions on installing or updating Installation Manager, select the appropriate topic from the IBM Installation Manager Information Center.


Information Center topics that are specified by operating system for installing and updating Installation Manager. The installation topics contain information about downloading the Installation Manager installation files.
Action Operating System IBM Installation Manager Information Center topic
Installation Windows
Linux
UNIX
Mac OS X operating system
Installing Installation Manager by using wizard mode
Installing Installation Manager by using console mode
Installing Installation Manager by using the imcl command
Installing Installation Manager silently by using the installer
IBM z/OS Installing Installation Manager on IBM z/OS
IBM i Installing Installation Manager on IBM i
Update Windows
Linux
UNIX
Mac OS X operating system
Updating Installation Manager by using wizard mode
Updating Installation Manager by using the imcl command
Updating Installation Manager silently
IBM i
IBM z/OS
Updating Installation Manager by using the imcl command
Updating Installation Manager silently

Download package

The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

Note: In Fix Central, the agent.installer.platform_version file is referred to as a refresh pack and as a fix. You can use this file to install Installation Manager. You can also use this file to update Installation Manager from an earlier version.


How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a service release of Installation Manager 1.6.1. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known side effects

There are no open APARs for this release.

Change history

For information about the new features and enhancements in the Installation Manager version 1.6.2, see What's new for Installation Manager in the Installation Manager Information Center.


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
agent.installer.aix.gtk.ppc 14 Mar 2013 English 140570916 FC
agent.installer.hpux.gtk.ia64_32 14 Mar 2013 English 149823242 FC
agent.installer.hpux.motif.PA_RISC 14 Mar 2013 English 127001871 FC
agent.installer.linux.gtk.ppc 14 Mar 2013 English 131585833 FC
agent.installer.linux.gtk.s390 14 Mar 2013 English 126776386 FC
agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86 14 Mar 2013 English 131826308 FC
agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_64 14 Mar 2013 English 135872014 FC
agent.installer.macosx.cocoa.x86_64 14 Mar 2013 English 110550560 FC
agent.installer.os400.motif.ppc 14 Mar 2013 English 68888125 FC
agent.installer.solaris.gtk.sparc 14 Mar 2013 English 133262350 FC
agent.installer.solaris.gtk.x86 14 Mar 2013 English 127007782 FC
agent.installer.win32.win32.x86 14 Mar 2013 English 132692888 FC
agent.installer.win32.win32.x86_64 14 Mar 2013 English 135317110 FC
agent.installer.zos.motif.s390 14 Mar 2013 English 152886905 FC
com.ibm.cic.agent.offering 14 Mar 2013 English 995359156 FC

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM81584, PM80471, PM73430, PM74111

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IBM Installation Manager
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Software version:

1.6.2

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

4033586

Modified date:

2013-03-15

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