suj suj - 2 months ago 26
Linux Question

WebSphere WAS Express upgrade from to

I currently have

IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express -
package -

I want to upgrade from to

During the process, I have figured out that I need to have minimum installed to upgrade to (not 100% sure if this is correct)

I tried to upgrade to and got the following error

root@CI-TEST-POC AppServer# aal-imcl install -dataLocation /var/ibm/InstallationManager/ -repositories -installationDirectory /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer -acceptLicense
Repo in use []
ERROR: Problems were found with the set of packages and fixes.
ERROR: Problems were found with the packages and fixes in package group IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.
ERROR: You cannot uninstall the IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express fix which is superseded by the installed package
root@CI-TEST-POC AppServer#

Can someone please let me know what am I missing or what is the process to upgrade to using aal-imcl?


It seems that you have that might need to be uninstalled first.

You can first check what you have currently installed using the listInstalledPackages command:

imcl listInstalledPackages -installationDirectory /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

After that, try an uninstall of using imcl:

imcl uninstall -installationDirectory /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

You can then retry the command to update your to a newer level.

(If you still have issues after the above, contact IBM Support.)

It is possible to update from to directly as long as you have the fix pack in a repository somewhere.

Note also that aal-imcl is not standard part of IBM Installation Manager -- there is a wrapper? -- imcl is what comes with IBM Installation Manager. You may also want to ensure that your Installation Manager is up-to-date too. The latest version available is 1.8.5.

Hope these help.