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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 11, 2019

Automation of WAS Fixpack and IF

There are multiple security vulnerabilities affecting WebSphere Application Servers. It is almost every month we are applying interim fix or a fixpack. We are using Installation Manager to apply the fix.

Please develop the Installation Manager or create another tool to automate the implementation of fixpack and interim fix.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 129867
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Guest
    Apr 29, 2023

    Hi Tomas,

    IBM WebSphere Automation (WSA) team appreciate you taking the time to submit a product idea.

    Submitting ideas are an invaluable tool to provide feedback to the product and influence potential future enhancements.

    For this reason, the WSA team are happy to inform you that your submitted idea has been delivered.

    Specifically, your submitted idea was delivered in the product as follows:

    v1.4.0 in June 2022

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    We would appreciate an update to the submitted idea on how you plan to utilize the product improvement.

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    Thanks for your interest in our product and directly contributing to its improvement.


    IBM WebSphere Automation (WSA) team

  • Guest
    Feb 12, 2019

    Hi, we already have customers that have automated this process with tools like Urban Code Deploy or other automation tooling. UCD stops the app servers, calls the imcl command from the installation manager to install the fixpak using the repository from the internet and then starts everything up again. All without human interaction, only time scheduled and the name of the fixpak(s) passed to the automation tool. The online repository list can be found here: