For all supported platforms, you must install the IBM Installation Manager before an IBM WebSphere Application Server can be installed. Follow the steps below. The centralized installation manager (CIM) is a new feature for WebSphere® Application Server. Network Deployment, Version for distributed platforms. Install IBM Installation Manager, which you must use to install WebSphere Application Server Version Ensure that you have installed the IBM® Installation Manager and that you have configured the product repository. See Installing the IBM Installation Manager. Usage of the IBM Installation Manager with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version is limited to install, update, and uninstall of version. IBM Installation Manager is a common installer for many IBM software products that you use to install WebSphere Application Server and other. Install WebSphere Application Server 8 or later by using Installation Manager. At the end of this task, you are ready to configure WebSphere Application Server. Obtain the necessary product files and install Installation Manager before installing WebSphere Application Server Version Use IBM Installation Manager to obtain the necessary product files for the WebSphere Application Server Version installation. For the detailed instructions, see the WebSphere Application Server Version product documentation and search for installing Installation Manager and.