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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. There are nine lessons in this tutorial. This is Lesson 2 - Installing WebSphere Application Server (WAS).
Lesson 1: Preparing your system
Lesson 2: Installing WebSphere Application Server (WAS)
Lesson 3: Installing IBM HTTP Server and Plugin
Lesson 4: Installing WAS Fixpacks
Lesson 5: Installing DB2
Lesson 6: Installing Tivoli Directory Integrator
Lesson 7: Installing a Domino LDAP Directory
Lesson 8: Installing IBM Connections 4.0
Lesson 9: Installing Cognos (optional - requires another VM with 4G RAM and 100G disk space)
WebSphere Application Server (WAS) is one of several applications required to install and configure an IBM Connections environment. In this lesson, you will:
Install WebSphere Application Server
Enable administrative security
Verify successful installation
At the end of this lesson, you will be able to install and configure WAS.
A RHEL 6.3 64-bit machine with a minimum of 8G memory and 100G of disk space is required.
Task 1: Begin Installation
Begin installation of WAS using the Launchpad
Login as user root.
Go to the directory where the C1G35ML.tar.gz file was extracted (probably /opt/install/WAS
- refer to first tutorial “Preparing Your System
” Task 3, Step 3)
Start the launchpad.sh shell script:
[root@connections4 WAS]# ./launchpad.sh
Result: The installation wizard dialogue will appear.*
Note: If you encounter the error “Unable to find supported browser”, please refer to appendix A to correct the problem and return here.
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 directory, enter
/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServerDemo. Click Next.
At the Optional Features Installation dialogue, select Install the Sample applications. Click Next.
At the WAS Environments dialogue, select Cell (deployment manager and a managed node). Click Next.
At the Enable Administrative Security dialogue, enter wasadmin for the User name and enter a password. We chose to install sample applications, so a password is also needed there (suggest using the same password). Click Next.
We are not using Centralized Installation Manager (CIM). Click Next.
At the Installation Summary dialogue, select “Verify my permissions to perform the installation” (default). Click Next.
The permissions check should succeed. Click Next.
The IBM WebSphere Application Server installation begins. This step takes ~5 - 10 minutes.
The installation completes and displays a Success message. I has successfully installed the WAS Network Deployment as a Cell. Click Finish.
Result: The First steps dialogue will display.