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This tutorial walks through a single-node installation of IBM Connections on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 64-bit system . The first eight lessons are required to configure a working environment.
Lesson 1: Preparing Your System
Lesson 2: Installing WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Lesson 3: Installing IBM HTTP Server and Plugin
Lesson 4: Installing WAS Fix Packs
Lesson 5: Installing DB2
Lesson 6: Installing Tivoli Directory Integrator
Lesson 7: Installing a Domino LDAP Directory
Lesson 8: Intermediate Steps
Lesson 9: Installing IBM Connections 4.0
Lesson 10: Installing Cognos (optional - requires another VM with 4G RAM and 100G disk space)
The IBM HTTP Server (IHS) v7.0 is a required application to support an IBM Connections environment. In this lesson, you will:
• Install IHS v7.0 and plugins for use with Connections
At the end of this lesson, you will be able to install and configure the IBM HTTP Server v7.0.
A RHEL 6.3 64-bit machine with a minimum of 8G memory and 100G of disk space is required.
Task 1: Installation
Login as user root.
Switch to the directory where the Go to the directory where the C1G36ML.tar.gz file was extracted (probably /opt/install/WASSupp1
- refer to Lesson 1 Preparing Your System, Task 5
Change to the IHS directory:
[root@connections4 WASSupp1]# cd IHS
[root@connections4 IHS]# ./install
At the dialogue IHS 7.0 welcome,
Accept the terms of the license agreement. Click Next
A warning will appear because the RHEL 6.3 OS is not officially supported. Ignore the warning and click Next
When prompted for installation location, enter /opt/IBM/HTTPServer
(default). Click Next.
At the dialogue Port Values Assignment,
for the HTTP Port
for the HTTP Administration Port
(defaults). Click Next.
At the dialogue HTTP Administration Server Authentication,
for the User ID and a password. Click Next.
At the dialogue Setup IHS Admin Server,
select both options (to setup an IHS Admin server for administration and create a user ID & group for IHS files). For the User ID
and the Group
. Click Next.
At the dialogue IHS Plug-in for WAS,
select Install IHS Plug-in for WAS
. For the Web server definition
, enter webserver1
(default). Enter the hostname or IP address of the machine you are using for the WebSphere Application Server (WAS). Click Next.
Review the dialogue Installation summary.
Once satisfied, click Next.
The installation completes and displays a Success message. Click Finish.
Result: You have successfully installed the IBM HTTP Server and Plug-in! The dialogue will close and you will be returned to the command prompt.
Let's move on to Lesson 4: Installing WAS Fix Packs.