Roadmap for installing the Network Deployment product

 

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This topic provides an overview of how to install IBM WAS Network Deployment, V6.

See Installing the product and additional software for information about installing any of the products in the WAS family of products. This topic describes installing the Network Deployment product.

 

Using the launchpad

The launchpad gives you important clues about creating typical scenarios. The installation solution diagrams identify some of the system topologies that one can create. The launchpad is in the root directory of the product CD.

Use the launchpad to launch the installation procedure for each of the installable components in the primary disc packet. See Using the launchpad to start the installation. The launchpad also provides access to the documentation for each of the installable components on the product CD.

Start the launchpad with the launchpad command:

The launchpad requires a supported browser. Supported browsers are:

 

Roadmaps for installing the Network Deployment product

At a high level view, the steps for installing and configuring the Network Deployment product are:

  1. Install the Network Deployment product

  2. Use the Profile creation wizard to create one of the following profiles:

    • Deployment manager profile
    • Application Server profile
    • Custom profile

 

Roadmap for installing a deployment manager

The steps for installing the Network Deployment product and creating a deployment manager are:

  1. Insert the product disc.

  2. Start the launchpad.

  3. Launch the installation program for the WAS Network Deployment product.

  4. Install the Network Deployment product

  5. Use the Profile creation wizard to create a deployment manager profile.

  6. Start the deployment manager with the startManager command.

    • ./install_root/profiles/profile/bin/startManager.sh

    • install_root\profiles\profile\bin\startManager.bat

 

Roadmap for installing a stand-alone application server

The steps for installing the Network Deployment product and creating a stand-alone application server are:

  1. Insert the product disc.

  2. Start the launchpad.

  3. Launch the installation program for the WAS Network Deployment product.

  4. Install the Network Deployment product

  5. Use the Profile creation wizard to create an application server profile.

  6. Start the application server with the startServer command. If you have a default profile that is not the stand-alone application server profile, address the startServer command with the -profileName parameter or use the startServer command in the bin directory of the install_root/profile_root/bin directory.

    See the description of the startServer command for more information.

 

Roadmap for installing a managed node

The steps for installing the Network Deployment product and creating a managed node are:

  1. Insert the product disc.

  2. Start the launchpad.

  3. Launch the installation program for the WAS Network Deployment product.

  4. Install the Network Deployment product

  5. Use the Profile creation tool to create a deployment manager profile.

  6. Start the deployment manager with the startManager command. If you have a default profile that is not the deployment manager profile, you must direct the startManager command to address the correct profile with the -profileName parameter.

    See the description of the startManager command for more information.

  7. Use the Profile creation wizard to create an application server profile.

  8. Start the application server with the startServer command. If you have a default profile that is not the stand-alone application server profile, address the startServer command with the -profileName parameter or use the startServer command in the bin directory of the install_root/profile_root/bin directory.

    See the description of the startServer command for more information.

  9. Use the administrative console of the deployment manager to add the application server node to the deployment manager cell. Click System administration > Nodes > Add node to identify the application server node.

    You can also use the addNode command. Use the addNode command that is in the application server profile bin directory.

    See the description of the addNode command for more information.

 

Roadmap for creating multiple application servers on a single machine

After installing the Network Deployment product, use the Profile creation wizard to create the following profiles:

You do not have to install the Network Deployment product more than once on the same machine to have multiple profiles. Install the product once and use the Profile creation wizard to create multiple profiles.

For example, the following procedure shows the basic steps for creating two stand-alone application server profiles on one machine:

  1. Insert and mount the product disc.

  2. Start the launchpad.

  3. Launch the installation program for the Network Deployment product.

  4. Launch the Profile creation wizard from the Installation wizard.

  5. Create an application server profile.

    Give the profile a unique name, such as Profile01.

  6. Launch the First steps console from the Profile creation wizard.

  7. Select the Profile creation wizard option and create a new application server profile.

    Give the new profile a unique name, such as Profile02.

  8. Change directories to the install_root/profiles/Profile01/bin directory:

    • cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Profile01/bin

    • cd C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\Profile01\bin

  9. Start the application server named server1 with the startServer command:

    • ./startServer.sh server1

    • startServer.bat server1

  10. Change directories to the install_root/profiles/Profile02/bin directory:

    • cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Profile02/bin

    • cd C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\Profile02\bin

  11. Start the application server named server1 with the startServer command:

    • ./startServer.sh server1

    • startServer.bat server1

 

Understanding what one can do with the Network Deployment product

Select the Installation solutions diagrams link in the navigation area on the launchpad to view typical topologies for the Network Deployment product. The solutions are shadowed in Planning to install Network Deployment . The topic describes the installation steps for each solution are described in detail.

 

WebSphere Application Server uses ISMP to install products

The installation program uses the InstallShield for Multiplatforms (ISMP) product to perform the installation. Use the Installation wizard or perform the installation from a command line, using the silent installation method.

 

What to do when an installation problem occurs

If you encounter a problem such as not having enough space or not having the right prerequisite updates on your system, cancel the installation, make the required changes, and restart the installation. The installation procedure has a description of more comprehensive troubleshooting procedures.

 

Getting the latest information

This topic is available on the product CD-ROM and online in an information center. The information center always has the most current information. The information center displays in the language of your machine locale if possible.

The information center for V6 is at the http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ws60help/index.jsp IBM Web site.

The Getting Started PDF is updated occasionally. Download a new Getting Started guide guide by clicking the "Installing your application serving environment (PDF)" link on the WAS library page for v6.x at http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/was/library/index.html. The name of the file is different than the one on your product CD to keep from overlaying other PDF files you might download. (All of the PDF files on the product CD have the same file name.)

 

What to do next

After installing the Network Deployment product, create a deployment manager cell.

After creating the cell, use the administrative console of the deployment manager to deploy an existing application. See Fast paths for WebSphere Application Server for more information.


 



 

 

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