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This topic describes how to install WAS Network Deployment as the root user on a Linux platform or on a UNIX platform, or from a user ID that belongs to the administrator group on a Windows platform. This topic also describes installing IBM HTTP Server and the application clients.

Read through this topic and its related topics to prepare for installation and to make yourself familiar with installation options, before you start to use the installation tools. Review the hardware and software requirements on the IBM WAS supported hardware, software, and APIs Web site to get started.

The launchpad is the preferred method of starting the installation. Use the Launchpad to access the product overview, the installation guide, and the readme file. Of course, the main purpose of the launchpad is to launch the installation procedure.

If you encounter a problem such as needing more disk space or temporary space or missing prerequisite packages on your Linux or UNIX system, cancel the installation, make the required changes, and restart the installation.

Log on as a member of the administrator group to successfully install the product. You cannot install the product correctly from a user ID that does not belong to the administrator group. Some steps of the installation procedure require the administrator group ID to have the following advanced user rights, Act as part of the operating system and Log on as a service.

The Installation wizard performs the following actions:

Perform the following procedure to start your installation.



  1. Plan your installation.

  2. Prepare your operating platform for installation

  3. Review the roadmap for installing the Network Deployment product.

  4. Install the Network Deployment product.

    Choose an installation scenario to continue the installation:

    The installer program does not support the ISMP -console installation method at this time.

  5. Optional: Install IBM HTTP Server

    After installing a WAS product, use the application server to serve applications over the Internet. It is not necessary to install the IBM HTTP Server or another Web server. It is also not necessary to install Web server plug-ins. You also do not need to install the Application Client unless the application you are deploying was designed to run as a client application. You also do not have to install an integrated development environment. The development environment is for developers of Web applications.

    The installation solution diagrams in Planning the installation (diagrams) show the components that are present in different types of environments.

  6. Optional: Install Web server plug-ins for IBM HTTP Server or another supported Web server.

    If you install the IBM HTTP Server or another Web server, install a binary module for the Web server to enable it to communicate with WAS products. Before install a Web server plug-in, install the Web server.

    After installing a Web server plug-in, the Plug-ins installation wizard configures a new element in the application server configuration called a Web server definition. You can then manage applications for the Web server using the administrative console.

  7. Optional: Install the application clients.



You can install WAS Network Deployment. V6 by following this procedure.

You can also install IBM HTTP Server, the Web server plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server, and the application clients for WebSphere Application Server.


What to do next

Deploying an application


See also

Roadmap for installing the Network Deployment product
Installing Network Deployment
Installing additional features on an existing Network Deployment installation
Installing silently
Mounting CD-ROMS on Linux and UNIX operating systems
Installing IBM HTTP Server
Installing Web server plug-ins
Installing Application Client for WebSphere Application Server
Mozilla 1.7 support for national languages




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