How to Install Patches

Hello All,

Any one can please make a help regarding how to install patches for webMethods.

Thanks in Advance,

What is your IS version?

I am currently using v7.1 of IS

In any particular contains Readme.txt file and it has the Installation/Uninstall steps.

Did you check it?

Also they have introduced new UpdateManager tool that allows downloads fixes/patches from the Empower site.


Yes I heard about UpdateManager tool to install fixes without downloading zip files. and can you please give me a briefing about difference between fixes/patches…I am confusued with these things.

It’s almost same thing any thing is related to fix/engineering fix patches/SP’s etc…to cover the code bugs/release issues it follows the same procedure of installing:

I am used two ways for installing fixes as follows.

1.By using update manager tool.
2.first u go to the wM8/Integartionserver/replicate/inbound save the fix zip file in this location then go to admin page
management–>install inbound releases then select fix zip file.
After u unzip the fix in wM8/Integrationserver.

Check the fix is successfully updated or not in ur Integration server:

Eg: If u r using JDBC adapter fix by following the above steps first then after we go to admin page adapter–>JDBCadapter–>click the about tab–>it shows the update fix name

You can also find the fix level and details on IS admin page. Click on about on the right top corner :wink:

In Integration Server 9.5
Updates can only be installed via the update manager and you can see them in the “http://localhost:5555/WmRoot/updates.dsp” URL


Hi All,

I am running update manager but my servers are not allowed to connect to any external server even SAG sites as well. SO update manager is failing to download the fixes.

Any other way of downloading the fixes manually.? Where can we find them if I want to download manually as an image and install via update manager.

Hi all,

in general using UpdateManager is the right way to apply patches/fixes or what ever you want like to name them.

Especially for all versions from 8.2 onwards this is the only way.

If the target env is not able to connect to the internet you can download the fix images on your local box using a local installation of UpdateManager to an image.
Transfer this image to target and chosse “install from image” instead of “install from empower”.
UpdateManager will perform a self update in the first step when the image contains the appropriate data which is usually true.
This self update is neccessary as certain fixes require a specific level of UpdateManager when they shall be applied.

For wM 7.1 this is a bit more difficult as not all Fixes have been released in a UpdateManager compliant way.
But some of the fixes have a dependency to such fixes as mentioned in the readmes.
Additional some recent fixes are not able to be downloaded by UpdateManager as they refer to a dependent fix which is no longer available.