6 Installing IBM WebSphere Application Server

This chapter describes how to install WebSphere Application Server version 8. It contains the following steps:

6.1 Installing IBM Installation Manager

This section describes how to install the IBM Installation Manager.

To install the IBM Installation Manager

  1. Unzip the IBM Installation Manager to a directory and execute the following command:

    cd <iim_directory> (need to add this to dir list)

    This command starts the installer for the IBM Installation Manager.

  2. In the "Install Packages" screen, select the IBM IM version you wish to install (Figure 6-1).

    Figure 6-1 Installation Packages

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  3. Click Next.

  4. Read and accept the license agreement (Figure 6-2), then click Next.

  5. Enter the path to the Installation Manager Directory, as shown in Figure 6-3, and click Next.

    Figure 6-3 Installation Manager Location

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  6. Click Install to start the installation process (Figure 6-4).

    The installer retrieves the required installation files, as shown in Figure 6-5.

    Figure 6-5 Installation Files

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  7. When the installation completes, restart the Installation Manager. We will now use the IBM Installation Manager to install WebSphere Application Server.

6.2 Installing WebSphere Application Server Using IBM IM

This section assumes you have successfully installed IBM IM.

To install WebSphere Application Server

  1. Unzip the IBM WAS installation directories to a temporary folder. For example: /tmp/was8

  2. Change to the IBM IM directory and launch the installer. Once the installer is launched, click Install.

  3. Click the Repositories link and configure the repository for installing the WebSphere Application Server (Figure 6-6).

  4. Click Add Repository... and browse to the temporary directory where you extracted the WAS8 installer files (/tmp/was8) and select the respositories.config file (Figure 6-7).

    Figure 6-7 Add a Repository Dialog Box

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  5. Click OK.

    IBM IM identifies the version to be installed based on your repository.

  6. Select the appropriate version and click Next (Figure 6-8).

  7. Read and then accept the License agreement (Figure 6-9). Click Next.

  8. In the "Shared Resources Directory" field, click Browse and select the directory for shared resources (Figure 6-10). Then click Next.

    Figure 6-10 Shared Resource Directory

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  9. In the "Installation Directory" field, click Browse and select the WAS8 installation directory (Figure 6-11). Then click Next.

    Figure 6-11 New Package Group

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  10. Select the translation that you wish to install (Figure 6-12) and then click Next.

  11. Select all applicable packages (Figure 6-13) and then click Next.

    Figure 6-13 Application Packages

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  12. Click Next, review your selections (Figure 6-14), and then click Install.

    IBM IM starts the installation process (Figure 6-15).

    Figure 6-15 Installation in Progress

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  13. When the installation process completes successfully, you are prompted to start the profile management tool to create profiles. Select Profile Management Tool to create an application server profile (Figure 6-16) and click Finish.

    Figure 6-16 Profile Management Tool Selection

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  14. Enter the security username and password for the Deployment Manager console (Figure 6-17) and then click Next.

    Figure 6-17 Administrative Security

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  15. Select Cell (deployment manager and a federated application server). The Cell environment creates two profiles – one for the deployment manager and one for the application server (Figure 6-18). Click Next.

    Figure 6-18 Environment Selection

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  16. In the "Profile Creation Options" screen, select Typical profile creation (Figure 6-19) and then click Next.

    Figure 6-19 Profile Creation Options

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  17. Review the information in the "Profile Creation Summary" screen (Figure 6-20), and then click Create.

    Figure 6-20 Profile Creation Summary

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  18. When the profile is created successfully (Figure 6-21), click Finish.

    Figure 6-21 Profile Creation Complete

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  19. At this point, you have successfully installed WAS8 and created a Cell env profile. If you need to update WebSphere to the latest patch release, continue to Section 6.3, "Updating WebSphere Application Server." If updating is unnecessary, you can configure WebSphere for WebCenter Sites, before installing WebCenter Sites. For information about the WebCenter Sites installation process and WebLogic configuration procedures, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware WebCenter Sites Installation Guide.

6.3 Updating WebSphere Application Server

This section assumes you have successfully installed WAS8 and created a Cell env profile. This section provides instructions for updating WAS8.

To update WebSphere application server

When upgrading WebSphere, always upgrade the application server and JDK as recommended by IBM. Below are the steps for upgrading the application server. Repeat these steps for the JDK as well.

  1. Change to the IBM IM directory and launch the installer (Figure 6-22). Once the installer is launched, click Update. Select the supported update and then click Next.

  2. Select the fix pack to install (Figure 6-23) and then click Next.

    Figure 6-23 Fix Pack Selection

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  3. Read and accept the License agreement (Figure 6-24) and then click Next.

    Figure 6-24 License Agreement

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  4. Select the features to update (Figure 6-25) and then click Next.

    Figure 6-25 Features for Update

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  5. Click Update to start the update process (Figure 6-26).

  6. When the update process completes successfully (Figure 6-27), click Finish.