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Health Checker tool for WebSphere Portal V7.0

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The Health Checker tool allows you to run a verification of your WebSphere Portal settings before applying the Fix Pack or Combined Cumulative Fx itself to better plan your upgrade.
This document describes how and when to use the Health Checker tool for WebSphere Portal V7.0.


During a WebSphere Portal Server Fix Pack or Combined Cumulative Fix upgrade, the WebSphere Portal Update Installer validates that the Portal Server can be started, that WebSphere Application Server, Portal Server, and Database userids/passwords are valid and that WebSphere Application Server has been updated to the correct maintenance level. For z/OS this task must be run manually as it is not part of the Portal Update Installer for z/OS. To perform these checks before an actual upgrade, use the instructions listed here:

1. After you download and extract the (latest) WebSphere Portal Updates Installer, the following file will be in your Update Installer directory:

2. Extract to <PortalServer_root>. If you are asked if an existing file should be overwritten during the extraction state yes.

3. Run the following command from the <wp_profile>/ConfigEngine directory: (or .bat) -DRequiredWAS=<version> action-health-check-validation
where RequiredWAS is the WAS version that is a pre-requisite of the Portal Fix Pack or Combined Cumulative Fix that you are installing.
For example, the required 7.x WebSphere Application Server version for Portal Server is -DRequiredWAS= action-health-check-validation

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal
Installation & Configuration

Software version: 7.0,

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

Software edition: Enable, Express, Extend, Server

Reference #: 7020200

Modified date: 17 February 2011

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