Prepare Windows systems for installation

 

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Overview

The installation uses a InstallShield for Multiplatforms (ISMP) wizard. You can use the graphical interface of the wizard. You can also use the wizard in silent mode.

Silent mode is a command line invocation with a parameter that identifies an options response file. Edit the options response file before installing.

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

 

Procedure

  1. Log on to a user ID that belongs to the administrator group.

    Windows services require a user ID that belongs to the administrator group, with the following privileges:

    • Act as part of the operating system
    • Log on as a service.

  2. For use by launchpad, download the latest supported version of Internet Explorer.

  3. Stop all WebSphere Application Server-related Java processes on the machine where you are installing the product.

  4. Stop any Web server process such as the IBM HTTP Server.

  5. Stop all instances of the process_spawner.exe program.

  6. Turn off any firewalls

  7. Provide adequate disk space. The Network Deployment product requires the following disk space:

    730 MB for...

    C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer

    ...before creating profiles

    The installation root directory includes the core product files. This size does not include space for profiles or applications. Profiles require 40 MB of temp space in addition to the sizes shown. Profiles have the following space requirements:

    30 MB for the Deployment manager profile

    This size does not include space for Sample applications that you might install. The size also does not include space for applications that you might deploy.

    200 MB for an Application Server profile with the Sample applications

    This size does not include space for applications that you might develop and install.

    10 MB for an unfederated custom profile

    This size does not include space for applications that you might develop and install. The requirement does include space for the node agent. However, federate a custom profile to create an operational managed node.

    After federating a custom profile, the resulting managed node contains a functional node agent only. Use the deployment manager to create server processes on the managed node.

    100 MB for the C:\temp directory

    The temporary directory is the working directory for the installation program.

    830 MB total requirement

    This amount is the total space requirement when installing the product from the CD and when not installing service. Installing profiles requires more space.

    The following space is required for the IBM HTTP Server product:

    110 MB for the C:\Program Files\IBM HTTP Server directory

    The IBM HTTP Server product requires this space.

    25 MB for the C:\Program Files\ibm\gsk7 directory

    The following space is the maximum amount that is required for the Web server plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server:

    200 MB for the C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\Plugins directory

    25 MB for the C:\Program Files\ibm\gsk7 directory

    The following space is required for the Application Client for WebSphere Application Server:

    150 MB for the C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppClient directory

    The amount of space required to install the application clients is actually less than 150 MB. The amount of space depends on the clients that you install as features.

    The following space is required for the Application Server Toolkit:

    550 MB maximum for the C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AST directory

    The Application Server Toolkit does not include an integrated test environment.

    Install the WebSphere Application Server product to create a test environment.

    Install the WAS Network Deployment product and configure an application server to create a test environment.

    The Installation wizard for each component displays required space on the confirmation panel before you install the product files and selected features. The Installation wizard also warns you if you do not have enough space to install the product.

    If you plan to migrate applications and the configuration from a previous version, verify that the application objects have enough disk space. As a rough guideline, plan for space equal to 110 percent of the size of the application objects:

    • For V4.0.x: The size of EAR files
    • For V5.0.x: The size of EAR files

  8. Verify that prerequisites and corequisites are at the required release levels.

  9. Download Windows Script 5.6 to create Start menu items correctly on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

  10. Verify that the Java 2 SDK on your copy of the product CD is functioning correctly.

    cd CD_Drive_D:\WAS\jdk\java\bin
    java -version
    

 

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