By default WebSphere (WAS) is installed as part of the InfoSphere Information Services (IIS) initial install, but the Installation Manager to upgrade WAS is not.
As patches to IIS do not include WAS upgrades, the Installation Manager has to be independently installed in order to upgrade WAS when needed. As IIS only includes the part of WAS that it needs, this creates issues that have to be dug through to get Installation Manager to install after the fact.
Both a base WebSphere and Installation Manager should be included in the initial InfoSphere install of WebSphere.
Why is it useful?
|Who would benefit from this IDEA?||The InfoSphere Admin needs the Installation Manager installed before they are able to apply any reqired WebSphere upgrades.|
How should it work?