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This article is titled Configuring IBM WebSphere Portal Server with Oracle iPlanet Web Server. It demonstrates the comprehensive step-by-step description to configure WebSphere Portal to use the Oracle iPlanet Web Server.
This article covers the Installation of the Oracle iPlanet Web Server, Installing the WebSphere Plugin and Configuring the WebSphere Portal server to use the Oracle iPlanet WebServer.
Installation of the Oracle iPlanet Web Server
- Download the installer from Oracle website and unzip the installer to a temporary folder in the machine. Check the Oracle website for the system requirements and supported OS versions.
- Run the setup.exe on Windows. If its Linux, run the setup from the terminal as shown below.
- Running the Setup will give the below Welcome window. Choose “Next” to see the next window.
In the next window, choose the directory where webserver has to be installed. One can keep the default. Click “Next”
In the next window, you can choose the “Express” or “Custom” install. Choose the “Express” to install the default features which will suffice the configuraiton.
Give a user and password for the Administraiton of webserver and choose “Next”
In the final window, installer will show the summary of the installation. Click “Install Now” to start the installation.
Once the installation is over, below winow will come. One can skip the registration as of now and Finish the installaiton.
Installation of the WebServer Plug-ins
- Launch the Plug-ins installation wizard on the machine with the Web server.
Select the Plug-ins installation wizard from the launchpad or change directories to the plugin directory on the product disk or in the downloaded installation image and issue the install command.
- Clear the check box for the roadmap or select the check box to view the roadmap, then click Next.
If you are unsure of which installation scenario to follow, display the roadmap instead.
- Read the license agreement and accept the agreement it if you agree to its terms. Click Next when you are finished
- The Plug-ins installation wizard panel prompts you to identify the Web servers to configure Select the “Sun Java WebServer 6.1” . Oracle iPlanet server was known as Sun Java WebServer 6.1 previously. And then click “Next”
- Select Web server machine (remote) and click “Next”.
- Accept the default location for the installation root directory for the plug-ins. Click “Next”.
You can type another new directory or click Browse to select an empty directory. The fully qualified path identifies the plug-ins installation root directory.
- Click Browse to select the configuration file for your Web server, verify that the Web server port is correct, and then click “Next” when you are finished.
Specify a nickname for the Web server. Click Next when you are finished.
Accept the default location for the plugin-cfg.xml file that the wizard creates on the Web server machine, then click Next.
You can type a change to the value or click Browse to select a file in another location. If you do not accept the default location, the plugin-cfg.xml file must exist
Identify the host name or IP address of Machine A, which is the application server machine, then click Next.
Examine the summary panel. Click Next when you are finished.
The panel notifies you that you have manual steps to perform to complete the installation and configuration. The type of Web server, the nickname of the Web server, and the location of the plugin-cfg.xml file displays on the panel.
The Plug-ins installation wizard creates the configureWeb_server_name script in the plugins_root/bin/ directory on the machine with the Web server.
The Plug-ins installation wizard also creates the plugin-cfg.xml file in the plugins_root/config/Web_server_name directory.
click “Finish” to exit the wizard. Log files from the installation are in the plugins_root/logs/install directory.
Configuring WebSphere Portal Server with webserver
Follow the below steps to configure the WebSphere Portal to use webserver.
- Copy the configurewebserver1.sh script from WebServer machine to the app_server_root /bin directory of application server machine.
If Webserver and Application server on different platform i.e. one platform is AIX or Linux and the other is a Windows platform, copy the script from the crossPlatformScripts directory. For example:
[AIX] [HP-UX] [Linux] [Solaris] plugins_root/bin/configurewebserver1.sh
- Start the WebSphere Application server
- Open a command window and change to the profile directory i.e app_server_root /bin. Run the script that you copied with the following parameters:
- Profile Name
- (Optional) Admin user ID
- (Optional) Admin user password
For example, the command will look like this.
configurewebserver1.sh profile_name was_user_ID was_Password
Make sure command runs successfully.
- Regenerate the plugin-cfg.xml file using the WASadministrative console. Click Servers > Server Types > Web servers. Select the Web server, then click Generate Plug-in.
The plugin-cfg.xml file will be generated in profile_root/config/cells/cell_name/nodes/node_name/servers/Web_server_name
- Copy the plugin-cfg.xml to the plugins_root/config/Web_server_name directory on WebServer machine
- Restart the WebServer Application Server and start the WebServer
- In the browser hit the http://Host_name_of_Web_server_machine/wps/portal URL. It will give the WebSphere Portal Administrative Console.
Oracle website for installing the webserver - http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19146-01/821-1832/gavkm/index.html
IBM Infocentere for configuring the Portal with WebServer - http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAW57_7.0.0/com.ibm.websphere.nd.doc/info/ae/ae/tins_webplugins_remotesa.html