WebSphere Integration Developer Upgrade from 6.1 to 6.1.2 – Two Hours

I started my update from 6.1 to 6.1.2 and the process took two hours (not including download times).  That’s unacceptable. Most of the time was spent installing the WebSphere Process Server fixes.

The UI appeared frozen for about an hour (still responsive, just that the progress bar didn’t move). When I jumped down to the logs, I saw that it was reporting it’s status properly 10%.. 20%. I have no idea why this information isn’t reflected back into the UI.

There’s no way a complete User-centered design cycle was completed on this installer. At the end of the day, I don’t really mind that it took two hours (a warning would be nice). But I absolutely hate it when I’m left wondering if my installer is dead or hung and if I should kill it for an hour.

Author: dan


  1. That’s true.

    I just finished to install WID 6.1 (a month ago, really) in 9 boxes when suddenly, the 6.1.2 Refresh Pack appeara : a nightmare.

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