Time To Download Take 2 – Connections 5.5

Update for Connections 5.5 – the previous post referred to Connections 5 and we will be installing 5.5 which shipped Dec 18th 2015.

There were a Day 1 fixes for Connections which must be installed. 

I usually set aside a day in my planning to find all the latest software, the latest patches and get them in place and extracted on the servers I’m using.  I like to create a “Software” directory on the deployment manager to put everything in one place and so I don’t have to keep copies on every server but that takes space. Expect to need up to 50GB for your installers. To manage space I like to delete the  extracted directories once I’ve completed the installs

None of the downloads I’ve listed below are optional and that certainly includes the fixpacks and fixes. You need all of these if you’re going to install Connections.

IBM Installation Manager

I like to download the latest 64bit version.  It will give you a warning when you install Connections that Connections itself is a 32bit product but I find the 64bit version works better regardless.  The latest version if 1.8.4 but find all versions here with links to their downloads  on Fix Central (where you’ll need to login).

WebSphere 8.5.5

Comes in three parts and you’ll need all three extracted to the same directory.

CIK2HML IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5 (1 of 3)

CIK2IML IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5 (2 of 3)

CIK2JML IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5 (3 of 3)

Websphere 8.5.5 Fixpack 6

Once WebSphere is installed,  Installation Manager will connect to the IBM download sites to bring down fixes and fixpacks on demand.  To do this you need a login for your Passport account and your server needs to be able to connect outbound on port 80 either directly or via a proxy.  I find this a much simpler way of deploying updates than finding and downloading the files so I usually don’t download them in advance.

If your server isn’t going to be able to do that you will need to download the fixpack from this document

IBM HTTP Server 8.5.5

IHS is found inside the WebSphere Supplementals downloads, along with other tools that we’re not going to use here.  There are once again three separate download files and you’ll need to get all three and extract them all to their own directory.  Which I like to call WASSUPP because it makes me smile.

CIK1VML IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Supplements (1 of 3)

CIK1WML IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Supplements (2 of 3)

CIK1XML IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Supplements (3 of 3)

DB2 10.5 Fixpack 5

There are a lot and I mean A LOT of DB2 products but the one I’m going to download and use is

CIXV0ML IBM DB2 Server V10.5 for Linux on AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems x64) Multilingual

For a full list of DB2 10.5 products and part numbers take a look here

DB2 10.5 Fixpack 5 ( is downloadable from Fix Central via this document.  I like to download the Universal Fix Pack installer.

All download links for all DB2 version and platform fixpacks are found on this technote

Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1

CZUF3ML IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Identity Edition V7.1.1 for Linux – x86-64,

TDI Fixpack 4

The documentation and a link to the Fix Central download is here

The Fix Central homepage is here

IBM Connections Wizards

CN80DML IBM Connections V5.5 Wizard for Windows Multilingual

IBM Connections Installer

CN80AML IBM Connections V5.5 for Linux Multilingual

Day 1

Details of the upgrade strategy for the Day 1 fixes are here

Upgrade Installer (needed to install the updates) here

Day 1 Connections Fixes here

Database Wizard (Windows) here




Updated migration tool (only used for migrating from a previous install) here




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