The root or administrator user is capable of registering shared products and installing into system-owned directories. The following default directories are system-owned directories. These file paths are default locations. You can install the product and other components in any directory where you have write access. For example, despite being the default, you avoid putting IBM software under...C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer
...on a Windows box. It leads to directory paths that are far too long. Instead, use something like...C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer
The install_root for WAS
Default installation root directories for WAS Network Deployment (ND):/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
The following default installation root directories are for the Web server plug-ins for WAS:/usr/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins/webserver
The following default installation root directories are for the IBM HTTP Server:/usr/IBMIHS
Default installation root directories for V7 of the IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit):/usr/ibm/gsk7
Default installation root directories are for the WAS:
/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppClient (J2EE Application client only)
The default installation root directory for the Update Installer for WebSphere Software is the component_root/updateinstaller directory.
Default installation root directories for a customized installation package (CIP) produced by the Installation Factory.
A CIP is a WAS ND product bundled with one or more maintenance packages, an optional configuration archive, one or more optional enterprise archive files, and other optional files and scripts:
The cip_uid variable is the CIP unique ID generated during creation of the build definition file. You can override the generated value in the Build definition wizard. Use a unique value to allow multiple CIPs to install on the system.
The component installation root directory is any installation root directory described in this topic. Some programs are for use across multiple components. In particular, the Update Installer for WebSphere Software is for use with WAS ND, Web server plug-ins, the Application Client, and the IBM HTTP Server. All of these components are part of the product package.
Related informationTask overview: Installing
Installing the product and additional software
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