After having struggled with the installation of IBM WebSphere Business Monitor Development Toolkit V7 on Windows 7, I decided to carry it on on a more supported platform and chose Windows Vista. It’s been more pleasant and I could finally install IBM Rational Application Developer V188.8.131.52 and IBM WebSphere Business Monitor Development Toolkit V7 with IBM WebSphere Business Monitor Server V184.108.40.206. It required to not install the fixes in WAS 7 package as they prevented from successful installation of the Monitor server.
It worked fine until I realized that IBM WebSphere Business Monitor Development Toolkit V7 had not been upgraded to 220.127.116.11 fix pack. It couldn’t since I did not let the installation manager to upgrade both package groups – the one with RAD and the other with Monitor server – at the same time having thought it would mess up the upgrade process (it quickly turned out to be a false thinking).
I downloaded the 18.104.22.168 fix pack for WebSphere Business Monitor Development Toolkit V7 – it could not be found in the registered online repositories from within IBM Installation Manager.
I registered the directory as a local repository in the repository list in IBM Installation Manager as described in Installing WebSphere Business Monitor development toolkit V7.0 Fix Pack 3 and pursued the Update.
After a few secs, it finished with the following panel though.
I even uninstalled IBM WebSphere Business Monitor 22.214.171.124 having hoped it would help somehow, but no joy – the same panel with “No updates or fixes…” as shown above.
It eventually made me think I don’t need IBM Rational Application Developer V7.5.5 at all and will rather go for IBM WebSphere Integration Developer V7 with Monitor Development Toolkit V7 installed. I wish I had known it before.