I am working to perform an overdue upgrade of a WebSphere 220.127.116.11 environment to a more recent version (18.104.22.168 for example.)
Traditionally I've done these updates using the installation manager and had it search online for the appropriate updates and download them. This environment however is sitting behind a firewall that blocks all outbound traffic therefore it cannot find the necessary updates.We are able to create a support ticket and have these firewall rules opened up to allow this traffic however the firewall rules operate strictly though IP addresses. Is there any information or documentation that exists on the IP address (or range) that the Installation Manager tool tries to connect to in order to search and download updates? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Unfortunately, there is no short list of URL's for the IBM Installation Manager product and service repository; it's a service that fans out to repositories on a number of different IBM servers, so creating a list for firewall purposes can be difficult.
I agree with everything that has been said so far: you can download fix pack repositories that allow you to upgrade your current WebSphere products(s), or do new local installs.
Thank you all for the tips.
The client has another way in which they can flag an entire domain so they're going to try that, otherwise we'll perform the upgrades manually.
My major concern with the manual updates was making sure that they have all the right packages. I know IM always grabs like Java SDK's and other miscellaneous items that are installed (its a Maximo deployment.) We just wanted to make sure that they have everything they needed to successfully install the update.