Chapter 3. Installing and running IBM WebSphere Application Server

IBM WebSphere Application Server must be installed and running for you to apply many of the configurations that accommodate KIE Server. This section describes how to install and start IBM WebSphere.

For the most up-to-date and detailed installation instructions, see the IBM Knowledge Center.

Procedure

  1. Download IBM Installation Manager version 1.8.5 or later from the IBM Installation Manager and Packaging Utility download links page. IBM Installation Manager is required for installing IBM WebSphere.
  2. Extract the downloaded archive and run the following command as the root user in the new directory:

    sudo ./install

    The IBM Installation Manager opens.

  3. Go to FilePreferences and click Add Repository.
  4. In the Add Repository window, enter the repository URL for IBM WebSphere 9.0. You can find all the repository URLs in the Online product repositories for IBM WebSphere Application Server offerings page of the IBM Knowledge Center.
  5. In your command terminal, navigate to the IBM WebSphere Application Server folder location that you specified during the installation.
  6. Change to the /bin directory and run a command similar to the following example to create an IBM WebSphere profile, user name, and password. A profile defines the run time environment. The profile includes all the files that the server processes in the runtime environment and that you can change. The user is required for login.

    sudo ./manageprofiles.sh -create -profileName testprofile -profilePath /profiles/testprofile  -adminUserName websphere -adminPassword password123
  7. In your command terminal, navigate to the bin directory within the profile that you created (for example, /profiles/testprofile/bin) and run the following command to start the IBM WebSphere Application Server instance:

    sudo ./startServer.sh <SERVER_NAME>

    <SERVER_NAME> is the IBM WebSphere Application Server name defined in ServersServer TypesIBM WebSphere Application Servers of the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console.

  8. Open the following URL in a web browser:

    http://<HOST>:9060/ibm/console

    <HOST> is the system name or IP address of the target server.

    For example, to start the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console for a local instance of IBM WebSphere running on your system, enter the following URL in a web browser:

    http://localhost:9060/ibm/console
  9. When the login page of the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console appears, enter your administrative credentials.