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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide by Steve Robinson

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Chapter 11. Product Maintenance

An important role of a WebSphere Application Server (WAS) administrator is to ensure that the product is up-to-date and patched accordingly. IBM frequently makes updates available as they release improvements as part of the product lifecycle. The goal of this chapter is to instruct you on the options available to locate and download product updates, then apply them in the correct manner to your WAS installation.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding updates
  • Update process overview
  • Preparing for updates
  • Creating a backup
  • Locating updates
  • Update installers
  • Applying updates
  • Verification of updates
  • Silent updates
  • Logs
  • Troubleshooting tips

Understanding updates

All software products can have defects, often ...

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