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This topic describes installing V6 on AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows operating systems.

This topic describes installing and customizing all of the installable components that are on the IBM WAS Network Deployment, v6 product compact disc.

You can obtain the product code to install on distributed platforms in any of the following ways:

The launchpad application is available on the product CD and on downloaded installation images and is the recommended method of installing components that are on the product CD.

If one cannot use the launchpad for whatever reason, see the planning diagrams to verify product selection and to identify and select an installation path.

If you are already familiar with the types of topologies that one can create with WAS products, use the fastpath installation path on the launchpad to begin installing components that are on the product CD. If you cannot use the launchpad for some reason, you can find the installation programs for installable components in the following locations:

Installable component Directory Program
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment WAS install
IBM HTTP Server IHS install
Web server plug-ins plugin install
Application Clients AppClient install

A few migration considerations exist after installing the Network Deployment product. When migrating a deployment manager from V5, name the V6 cell with the same cell name as in the V5 cell. After migrating a deployment manager to V6, one can migrate the managed nodes incrementally.

Create V6 application servers for the incremental migration with the same node name as the V5 managed node. Aside from these considerations, migration is greatly simplified in V6.



  1. Review the installation solution diagrams

  2. Verify that your OS is supported and patches have been installed.

  3. Prepare your operating platform for installation.

  4. Install the WAS product that you have selected.

    After installing the Network Deployment product, create a deployment manager and application servers. In V6, the run-time environments for server processes are called profiles. Installing the product code establishes the core product files on a machine. Creating profiles creates separate run-time environments without having to reinstall the core product files.

  5. Install the most current refresh pack.

  6. Install the most current fix pack.

  7. Install the recommended interim fixes.

    The list of recommended updates is maintained on the Support site.

  8. Configure the product after installation.

    Create server processes after installation by creating profiles. Create a deployment manager first. Then create an application server and add the node into the deployment manager cell.

    The Profile creation wizard configures each profile using the wasprofile command-line tool.

  9. Optional: Migrate a previous installation to V6.

    You can migrate the configuration and applications from a previous installation of another version of WAS using the Migration wizard.

  10. Deploying applications:


See also

Hardware and software requirements
Using the launchpad to start the installation
Product version information
Installation: Resources for learning


Related Tasks

Planning the installation (diagrams)
Preparing the operating system for product installation
Installing the product and additional software
Applying service
Configuring the product after installation




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