Creating and deleting profiles

This topic describes how to create and delete profiles. A profile is the set of files that define the runtime environment. At least one profile must exist to run WebSphere Application Server.


Before you begin

This task assumes a basic familiarity with the wasprofile command, the Profile Creation wizard, system commands, and profile concepts.


About this task

You usually create a profile when you install the product. Depending on which WAS product you have, you might create additional profiles.

You can create profiles through the Profile Creation wizard or the wasprofile command.

For the Network Deployment product, you can create any combination of the deployment manager profile, Application Server profiles, or custom profiles.

Non-root users can create their own profiles so that they can manage their own Application Servers. Typically, non-root users would manage Application Servers for development purposes.

You can delete profiles through the wasprofile command or by other means if necessary. You might delete a profile if the configuration that you specified in the profile is not what you want.

Perform any of the following tasks to create or delete profiles.





You created a profile to manage your WebSphere Application Server runtime environment and might have started an Application Server, depending on the tasks you followed. You might have deleted a profile.


What to do next

Depending on the tasks that you completed, you can start WebSphere Application Server, or proceed to other tasks, such as deploying an application.


See also

Creating profiles through the graphical user interface
Delete a profile
Related reference
wasprofile command




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