Installing WebSphere Application Server v7, Part1 : Graphical and Silent installation


Graphical Mode

1. Login as root

2. Then run the launchpad.sh or WAS_binaries/WAS/install
Note: if you have trouble with JAVA while installling…, Force the installation to use the correct JRE
./install -is:javahome WAS_Binaries/JDK/jre.pak/repository/package.java.jre/java/jre

3. You will get an welcome page, click on next to proceed

4. Accept the license agreement and then click next

5. This screen will check for system requirements. Once it was succeeded, proceed to next step

6. If you have any previous versions of WAS, it will detect. Otherwise go forward by selecting Install a new copy of the product to another directory

7. The optional features panel is displayed. you can choose to install sample applications, non English language packs for admin console and runtime environment,

8. The screen is for the installation directory. Choose the target directory and click next. The installer program will check for the space requirements and then proceeds

9. Select an initial server environment on the WebSphere Application Server environments panel. (you can choose not to create any profile at this time, so that later we can create using profile management tool)
Profile Options: Cell, Management (deployment manager, administrative agent, job manager), Application server, Custom, Secure proxy, None

10. After selecting the profile, it will ask you, whether to enable administrative security or not

11. The next screen will show the option for the centralized installation manager (CIM). Select the Install Centralized Installation Manager Repository check box to install the repository now and specify or browse to a target location.

12. The next screen is the summery of the options, you have chosen. Review them and click next

13. Once the installation is completed, you’ll have an option to start the first steps console.

14. Also, if you’ve chosen none for the profile, it presents an option to start the profile management tool.

Silent installation

1. Login as root

2. Locate the responsefile.nd.txt file. Take a copy of that and save as /tmp/MyWAS7Installation.txt

3. Edit the MyWAS7Installation.txt file as required

4. WAS_Binaries/WAS/install -options /tmp/MyWAS7Installation.txt -silent

Tips for Editing responsefile

1. Accept the license
-OPT silentInstallLicenseAcceptance="true"

2. Disable OS Prerequisite checking
-OPT disableOSPrereqChecking="true"

3. File permission checking
-OPT checkFilePermissions="true"

4. Installation type
-OPT installType="install_type"

Options: 
installNew - Installs a new copy of the product.
addFeature - Adds features to an existing installation. 
upgrade - Upgrades a trial edition to a licensed edition, or upgrades Express edition to Base edition.

5. Profile type
-OPT profileType="profile_type"

Options: 
CELL - Creates a cell with two profiles: a deployment manager and an application server node that is already federated into the deployment manager cell. This is useful for development environments.
MANAGEMENT - Creates a management profile that provides the servers and services necessary to manage your WebSphere environment.
You must also specify the type of management profile in the profiles section with the -OPT PROF_serverType option:
    * DEPLOYMENT_MANAGER (default)
    * JOB_MANAGER
    * ADMIN_AGENT
STANDALONE - Creates a standalone application server profile.
CUSTOM - Creates a custom profile which belongs to a deployment manager cell, to make applications available to the Internet or to an intranet under the management of the deployment manager. You must federate this node to use it.
SECURE PROXY - Creates a DMZ Secure Proxy Server for IBM WebSphere Application Server which accepts requests from the internet and forwards them to application servers. The server resides in the DMZ.
NONE - Does not create a profile during installation. However, if you specify none, then you must create a profile after installation to have an operational product.

6. Features
-OPT feature="feature_name"

options: 
nofeatures - Does not install any additional features. If you are not installing any features, then you must specify this value or the installation will fail.
samplesSelected - Installs the samples applications for learning and demonstration environments. The samples are not recommended for installation on production environments.
languagepack.console.all - Installs all the non-English language files for using the administrative console from machines with non-English locales. If you do not select this option then only the English language pack is installed.
languagepack.server.all - Installs all the non-English language files that support the application server runtime environment such as the wsadmin tool and logging. If you do not select this option then only the English language pack is installed.

7. Administrative security
  -OPT PROF_enableAdminSecurity="true"
  -OPT PROF_adminUserName=
  -OPT PROF_adminPassword=
  -OPT PROF_samplesPassword=

Further customizations are based on the profile you choose to create.

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