Directory conventions

References in product information to app_server_root, profile_root, and other directories imply specific default directory locations. Become familiar with the conventions in use for WebSphere Application Server.


(zos) Default product locations - z/OS

app_server_root

Refers to the top directory for a WAS node.

The node may be of any type—application server, deployment manager, or unmanaged for example. Each node has its own app_server_root. Corresponding product variables are was.install.root and WAS_HOME.

The default varies based on node type. Common defaults are configuration_root/AppServer and configuration_root/DeploymentManager.

configuration_root

Refers to the mount point for the configuration file system (formerly, the configuration HFS) in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS .

The configuration_root contains the various app_server_root directories and certain symbolic links associated with them. Each different node type under the configuration_root requires its own cataloged procedures under z/OS.

The default is /wasv8config/cell_name/node.

plug-ins_root

Refers to the installation root directory for Web Server Plug-ins.

profile_root

Refers to the home directory for a particular instantiated WebSphere Application Server profile.

Corresponding product variables are server.root and user.install.root.

In general, this is the same as app_server_root/profiles/profile_name. On z/OS, this will always be app_server_root/profiles/default because only the profile name "default" is used in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS.

smpe_root

Refers to the root directory for product code installed with SMP/E or IBM Installation Manager.

The corresponding product variable is smpe.install.root.

The default is /usr/lpp/zWebSphere/V8R5.

(iseries) Default product locations - IBM i

These file paths are default locations. We can install the product and other components in any directory where you have write access. We can create profiles in any valid directory where you have write access. Multiple installations of WAS products or components require multiple locations.

app_client_root

The default installation root directory for the Application Client for IBM WebSphere Application Server is the /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppClient/V85/client directory.

app_client_user_data_root

The default Application Client for IBM WebSphere Application Server user data root is the /QIBM/UserData/WebSphere/AppClient/V85/client directory.

app_client_profile_root

The default Application Client for IBM WebSphere Application Server profile root is the /QIBM/UserData/WebSphere/AppClient/V85/client/profiles/profile_name directory.

app_server_root

The default installation root directory for WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment is the /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/ND directory.

java_home

Machines.

This table shows the root directories for all supported Java Virtual Machines (JVMs).

JVM Directory
32-bit IBM Technology for Java /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk60/32bit
64-bit IBM Technology for Java /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk60/64bit

plugins_profile_root

The default Web Server Plug-ins profile root is the /QIBM/UserData/WebSphere/Plugins/V85/webserver/profiles/profile_name directory.

plugins_root

The default installation root directory for Web Server Plug-ins is the /QIBM/ProdData/WebSphere/Plugins/V85/webserver directory.

plugins_user_data_root

The default Web Server Plug-ins user data root is the /QIBM/UserData/WebSphere/Plugins/V85/webserver directory.

product_library

product_lib

This is the product library for the installed product. The product library for each v8.5 installation on the system contains the program and service program objects (similar to .exe, .dll, .so objects) for the installed product. The product library name is QWAS85x (where x is A, B, C, and so on). The product library for the first WebSphere Application Server v8.5 product installed on the system is QWAS85A. The app_server_root/properties/product.properties file contains the value for the product library of the installation, was.install.library, and is located under the app_server_root directory.

profile_root

The default directory for a profile named profile_name for WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment is the /QIBM/UserData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/ND/profiles/profile_name directory.

shared_product_library

The shared product library, which contains all of the objects shared by all installations on the system, is QWAS85. This library contains objects such as the product definition, the subsystem description, the job description, and the job queue.

user_data_root

The default user data directory for WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment is the /QIBM/UserData/WebSphere/AppServer/V85/ND directory.

The profiles and profileRegistry subdirectories are created under this directory when you install the product.

The user_data_root directory contains the default locations for WLP_USR_DIR and WLP_OUTPUT_DIR when the Liberty profile is installed. These directories are user_data_root/wlp/usr and user_data_root/wlp/output/servers, respectively.

web_server_root

The default web server path is /www/web_server_name.


Default product locations (distributed)

The following file paths are default locations. We can install the product and other components or create profiles in any directory where you have write access. Multiple installations of WAS Network Deployment products or components require multiple locations. Default values for installation actions by root and nonroot users are given. If no nonroot values are specified, then the default directory values are applicable to both root and nonroot users.

app_client_root

for the Application Client for IBM WebSphere Application Server.

This table shows the default installation root directories for the Application Client for IBM WebSphere Application Server.

User Directory
Root

/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppClient (Java EE Application client only)

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppClient (Java EE Application client only)

C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppClient

Nonroot

user_home/IBM/WebSphere/AppClient (Java EE Application client only)

C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppClient

app_server_root

table shows the default installation directories for WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment.
User Directory
Root

/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer

Nonroot

user_home/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

user_home\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer

component_root

The component installation root directory is any installation root directory described in this article. Some programs are for use across multiple components—in particular, the Web Server Plug-ins, the Application Client, and the IBM HTTP Server. All of these components are part of the product package.

gskit_root

IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) can now be installed by any user. GSKit is installed locally inside the installing product's directory structure and is no longer installed in a global location on the target system.

directories for GSKit.

This table shows the default installation root directory for Version 8 of the GSKit, where product_root is the root directory of the product that is installing GSKit, for example IBM HTTP Server or the web server plug-in.

User Directory
Root and nonroot

product_root/gsk8

product_root\gsk8

profile_root

directories.

This table shows the default directories for a profile named profile_name on each distributed operating system.

User Directory
Root

/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name

C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\profile_name

Nonroot

user_home/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles

user_home\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles

plugins_root

root directories for the Web Server Plug-ins.

This table shows the default installation root directories for the Web Server Plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server.

User Directory
Root

/usr/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins

C:\IBM\WebSphere\Plugins

Nonroot

user_home/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins

C:\IBM\WebSphere\Plugins

wct_root

root directories for the WebSphere Customization Toolbox.

This table shows the default installation root directories for the WebSphere Customization Toolbox.

User Directory
Root

/usr/IBM/WebSphere/Toolbox

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/Toolbox

C:\IBM\WebSphere\Toolbox

Nonroot

user_home/IBM/WebSphere/Toolbox

C:\IBM\WebSphere\Toolbox

web_server_root

for the IBM HTTP Server.

This table shows the default installation root directories for the IBM HTTP Server.

User Directory
Root

/usr/IBM/HTTPServer

/opt/IBM/HTTPServer

C:\IBM\HTTPServer

Nonroot

user_home/IBM/HTTPServer

C:\IBM\HTTPServer

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