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WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide by Steve Robinson

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Chapter 10. Product Maintenance

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

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Locating and downloading updates
  • Update installers
  • Applying updates
  • Verification of updates
  • Silent updates
  • Feature packs
  • Interim features and fixes
  • Backing up your system
  • Installer logs
  • Troubleshooting tips

Understanding updates

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