Setting up and using the profile environment through commands

Use commands to create a profile, start a server, display ports, and open the administrative console.


Before you begin

This task assumes a basic familiarity with the wasprofile command, other Application Server commands, and system commands.

Before you can create and use a profile, install WebSphere Application Server.


About this task

Perform the following steps to create and use the profile environment.

This example deals with the profile environment of a stand-alone Application Server on the Windows platform.



  1. Create the server profile from the original installation:



    Assume that you create the AppSrv01 profile. The following script is an example for creating an Application Server profile on the Windows platform

    "C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\bin\wasprofile" -create 
            -profileName AppSrv01 
            -profilePath "C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\AppSrv01"
            -templatePath "C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profileTemplates\default" 
            -nodeName AppServerNode
            -cellName AppServerNodeCell
            -isDefault false
            -winserviceCheck true
            -winserviceAccountType user
            -winserviceUserName my_user_id
            -winservicePassword my_password
            -winserviceStartupType manual
            -startingPort 20000

  2. Change directories to the \bin directory of the new server profile.

    For example, issue the following command

    cd Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\AppSrv01\bin

  3. Start server1.

    Change directories to the app_server_root\bin directory of the original installation

    Issue the startServer command

    startServer server1 -profileName AppSrv01

  4. Display all of the ports for the machine to see the ports that you set for the server process.

    For example, in a Linux base shell or in the command window on a Windows platform, type

    netstat -a 

  5. Open the administrative console for server1.

    The port for the administrative console is defined on the HTTP_TRANSPORT_ADMIN setting. If the value of the setting is 20003, specify the following Web address in your browser




You created an Application Server profile, started an Application Server, and accessed the administrative console through commands.


What to do next

Deploy an application.

Related reference
wasprofile command




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