Plan the installation (diagrams)



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Installation roadmap

To install a V6 production environment, install the following components:

You can also use the product CD to install an application client environment on a client machine. Running J2EE and thin application clients that communicate with WAS requires that elements of the Application Server are installed on the machine on which the client runs. However, if the machine does not have the Application Server installed, install Application Server clients to provide a stand-alone client run-time environment for your client applications.

Use the Application Server Toolkit CD in the primary packet of discs to install a development environment. Or one can use the Rational Application Developer Trial CD in the supplemental packet of discs to install a fully integrated development environment that includes an exact replica of the Application Server for development testing.


Installation features

Feature Description
The Network Deployment product includes Application Server and managed nodes. Use the Profile creation wizard to create...

  • Deployment manager profiles
  • Application Server profiles
  • custom profiles

...after installing the WAS Network Deployment product.

You do not have to install another set of binary files to install an Application Server. All profiles on a machine share the core product files of the Profile creation wizard. (If you install again to create another set of core product files, there are two Profile creation wizards. One for each set of core product files.)

The product CD includes all of the installable components that are required to create an e-business environment. Use the product CD to install...

You do not have to use separate CDs. Separate installation programs exist within component directories on the product CD.

Each installable component has its own installation program. Use the V6 launchpad to install any installable component on the product CD. Or install each component directly using the install command in each component directory.
The launchpad can install any installable product in the primary packet of compact discs. The launchpad can also install the Application Server Toolkit on Windows 2000 and Linux (Intel) systems. The Application Server Toolkit is on a separate disc, which requires you to change discs to launch the installation.



  1. Review the installation scenarios for the Network Deployment product.

  2. Review the installation scenarios for the WAS plug-ins

  3. Review the installation scenarios for the application clients

  4. Review the installation scenarios for the Profile creation wizard

  5. Optional: Review interoperability and coexistence diagrams to know what is possible with V6.

    WAS V6 can interoperate with your other e-business systems, including other versions of WAS. Interoperability provides a communication mechanism for WAS nodes that are at different versions. Coexistence describes multiple versions or instances running on the same machine, at the same time.

    Interoperability support enhances migration scenarios with more configuration options. It often is convenient or practical to interoperate during the migration of a configuration from an earlier WAS version to a later one when some machines are at the earlier version and some machines are at the later version. The mixed environment of machines and application components at different software version levels requires interoperability and coexistence.

    It is often impractical, or even physically impossible, to migrate all the machines and applications within an enterprise at the same time. Understanding multiversion interoperability and coexistence is therefore an essential part of a migration between version levels.

    See the following topics for more information:

    1. Set up V4.0.x and V6 coexistence
    2. Set up V5 and V6 coexistence
    3. Set up V6 coexistence

  6. Optional: Choose a topology for better performance

  7. Optional: Choose a topology for the Queuing network


What to do next

After determining an appropriate installation scenario, you are ready to install the necessary components and to configure the products for the system that you selected.


See also

Plan to install Network Deployment
Plan to install Web server plug-ins
Plan to install WAS Clients
Plan to create application server environments
Example: Choose a topology for better performance
Queuing network




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