WebSphere Application Server V7: Centralized Installation Manager

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 15 October 2009

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IBM Form #: REDP-4572-00
(36 pages)

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Authors: Margaret Ticknor


The Centralized Installation Manager (CIM) is a new feature with WebSphere® Application Server Network Deployment, Version 7.0 for distributed platforms. This feature can be used to consolidate and simplify the steps required to perform installations and apply maintenance on systems in the Network Deployment cell. This paper introduces CIM and shows you how to use it.

Prior to CIM, administrators had to log on to every machine in the cell, and manually install the code and maintenance. With CIM, the administrator only has to select the machine name, provide login credentials, and CIM handles the rest. CIM allows for installing and uninstalling of the WebSphere application server binaries and maintenance patches on the following components:

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Version 7
WebSphere Application Server Version 7 refresh packs, fix packs, and interim fixes
WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1 refresh packs, fix packs, and interim fixes
Update Installer for WebSphere Application Server Version 7

Only Network Deployment packages and Network Deployment customized installation packages are supported in a CIM repository.

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is the stand-alone version of chapter 4 of WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration and Configuration Guide, SG24-7615.

Table of contents

Planning considerations
Installing CIM and creating the repository
Loading additional product packages into the repository
Using CIM to manage your environment

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