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Download WebSphere eXtreme Scale Version 8.6 Fix Pack 5 for distributed and z/OS operating systems

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You can download the IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale Version 8.6 Fix Pack 5, also known as V8.6.0.5.

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IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale is an elastic, scalable in-memory data grid that provides a key-addressable store of values or graphs. This product supports a processing unit, state store for applications written in Java. You can replicate the data stored in the data grid, depending on availability requirements, and you can achieve out-of-the-box database integration.

WebSphere eXtreme Scale can be integrated with existing WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment installations, or you can install the stand-alone product. For a list of fixes and improvements that are included in this fix pack, see the IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale and WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance Releases and Updates web page.

IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Virtual Appliance for Developers: Download the IBM WebSphere DataPower XC10 Virtual Appliance for Developers, which is an open virtual appliance (OVA) package that you can import into your virtualization environment. With this image, you can accomplish the same tasks, such as creating and managing simple, session, and dynamic cache data grids. The virtual appliance makes these tasks simpler. For example, with the virtual image, the container and catalog servers are managed by the appliance, and you can create data grids in the appliance user interface.

More information
To access a wide variety of technical resources for this product, see the IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale Version 8.6 Information Center.

To download the full eXtreme Scale V8.6 installation, use IBM Passport Advantage. To download the server upgrade, use IBM Fix Central. The instructions for using Fix Central are included in this document.


Space requirements

  • Approximately 1.1 GB of disk space to store the required downloadable parts
  • Approximately 1.1 GB of disk space to unpack the parts
  • Approximately 400 MB of disk space to install the product
  • Approximately 100 MB of space in the tmp directory to run the installation program

    For more detailed information, see the WebSphere eXtreme Scale system requirements document.

WebSphere Application Server requirements
  • WebSphere Application Server Version or later
  • WebSphere Application Server Version or later
  • WebSphere Application Server Version or later
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Installation Instructions

Downloading and assembling the server upgrade images

1. Download and extract one or more of the following WebSphere eXtreme Scale offerings from this page:

Description File name
WebSphere eXtreme Scale in a stand-alone environment
WebSphere eXtreme Scale for WebSphere Application Server Version 7
WebSphere eXtreme Scale for WebSphere Application Server Version 8
2. Install IBM Installation Manager. Use Installation Manager to install the product from the local product repositories that you downloaded from step 1.

c. Add the fix pack repository location in IBM Installation Manager:

d. Start IBM Installation Manager.

e. In Installation Manager, click File > Preferences > Repositories.

f. Click Add Repository.

g. Browse to or enter the file path to the repository.config file. The repository.config file is located in the directory where you extracted the compressed files.

8. Use Installation Manager to install or upgrade the product from the local product repositories that you downloaded in step 2. For more information about installing the fix pack, see Installing Fix Packs using Installation Manager in the information center.

Downloading the product with Download Director

Fix Central (FC) links are provided for you to download the product offerings. However, you can alternatively use Download Director, which is a Java applet that provides enhanced download capability to IBM customers who download our products from the internet. It provides high-performance, reliable downloads with pause and resume capability. It starts in a separate browser window and provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to specify the download location, and view download status. To use Download Director to download the product offerings, complete the following steps:

  1. Click the Fix Central (FC) link for the product offering that you want to download.
  2. When the Fix Central page is displayed, click the Continue button.
  3. Enter your IBM ID and password when prompted.
  4. Click Change download options.
  5. Select Download using Download Director.
  6. On the Download files using Download Director page, click Download now to begin downloading the selected product offering.
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Download package

Important SSL configuration information for users who download this fix pack
The eXtremeIO (XIO) transport uses the entire SSL configuration instead of the previous set of properties for secure communication. Initial versions of the eXtremeIO transport only used a subset of the SSL configuration and would ignore the other property values.

The latest version of the product has been corrected to apply the entire configuration, and subsequently might expose malformed configuration problems that can include errors such as requiring client SSL certificate authentication by mistake, or a certificate alias name that does not actually exist in the SSL key store.

You might experience connectivity failures either on startup or during SSL handshake negotiations after you install this fix pack; for example, if SSL handshakes suddenly fail after the fix pack installation or if the secure process fails to start due to SSLChannel initialization exceptions. This error can occur if you upgrade from releases prior to V8.6.0.3. However, if you upgrade from V8.6.0.3 to V8.6.0.5, then this error does not occur.

To correct this problem, review the following SSL configuration values on the server to verify that they are correct:

Certificate name inside configured key store.
Name of the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) provider.
Encryption protocol name, such as TLSv1.1.
Boolean value that determines whether client SSL certificate is required.
Boolean value that determines whether the client SSL certificate is checked when sent.
Values of HIGH, MEDIUM, and LOW, which impact default cipher suites.
Comma-delimited list of explicit cipher suite names.

Technical support

This fix pack is no longer available for download. It is recommended that you apply fix pack 8. If you are using a z/OS install, you should apply fix pack 6. If you need access to fix pack 5, please contact IBM Support.

Document information

More support for: WebSphere eXtreme Scale

Software version:,,,,

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

Reference #: 4037829

Modified date: 08 December 2014

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