Update ports in existing profiles

Use the updatePorts.ant script to change ports in an installed profile. Each profile template has its own updatePorts.ant script. The updatePorts.ant script for application server profiles is in the directory...

To use the script, identify which profile to update.

Only run this script if the profile is unfederated and if the configuration is the same structure as it was when the profile was created. For example, this script is ideal for changing ports for an unfederated application server profile after created the profile but before you altered its configuration. For all other situations, use the techniques described in Setting port numbers kept in the serverindex.xml file .gotcha


Assign nonconflicting ports to the AppSrv01 profile

The ANT script assigns nonconflicting ports by default. No special arguments are needed. Identify the fully qualified directory paths, profile name, unique node name, and unique cell name. Then issue the command.

  1. Create the Java properties file encoded in ISO8859-1 file encoding, to assign nonconflicting port values to the application server profile. For this example, assume that the system is a Linux operating system and that you create the following /tmp/was_props/appserver.props properties file.

      WAS_HOME=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
      was.install.root=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
      profileName=AppSrv01
      profilePath=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01
      templatePath=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/default
      nodeName=appserver_node01
      cellName=appserver_cell01
      hostName=myserver.ibm.com

  2. Open a command shell window.

  3. Run...

      cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin

    ./ws_ant.sh -propertyfile /tmp/was_props/appserver.props -file WAS_HOME/profileTemplates/default/actions/updatePorts.ant< /ul>

  4. Open the console and view the changed port assignments.

    To view the port assignments, click Servers > Application servers > server_name > [Communications] Ports.

  5. Run the script again and view the ports. Are they the same as before?

The resulting dynamically assigned port values apply to all of the ports currently assigned to the AppSrv01 profile, for every server listed in the serverindex.xml file for the profile node name. Each port receives a new nonconflicting value. None of the old port value assignments are used because the port values are in use at the time of the new assignment.


Assign default ports to the AppSrv02 profile

The ANT script assigns nonconflicting ports by default. The defaultPorts=true special argument is needed. Identify the fully qualified directory paths, profile name, unique node name, and unique cell name. Then issue the command.

  1. Create the Java properties file encoded in ISO8859-1 file encoding, to assign default port values to the application server profile.

    For this example, assume that the system is a Windows operating system and that you create the following...

      C:\temp\was_props\appserver.props properties

      WAS_HOME="C:/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer"
      was.install.root="C:/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer"
      profileName=AppSrv02
      profilePath="C:/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv02"
      templatePath="C:/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/default"
      nodeName=appserver_node02
      cellName=appserver_cell02
      hostName=myserver2.ibm.com defaultPorts=true

    Use double quotation marks around a Windows path name with spaces. Do not use quotation marks around the path name if there are no spaces in the path.

  2. Open a DOS command window and run...

      cd C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\bin directory.
      ws_ant.bat -propertyfile C:\temp\was_props\appserver.props -file "C:\IBM\WAS\AppServer\profileTemplates\default\actions\updatePorts.ant"

  3. Open the console and view the changed port assignments.

    To view the port assignments, click Servers > Application servers > server_name > [Communications] Ports.

  4. Run the script again and view the ports. Are they the same as before?

The resulting assigned port values are the same each time because the values are the default values. This method does not resolve conflicting port assignments. To view all port assignments for a profile, see the file...

Issue the netstat -a command to see all ports in use on the machine.


Assign ports starting at 2050 to the AppSrv03

profile.

The ANT script assigns nonconflicting ports by default. The startingPort=2050 special argument is needed. Identify the fully qualified directory paths, profile name, unique node name, and unique cell name. Then issue the command.

  1. Create the Java properties file encoded in ISO8859-1 file encoding, to assign default port values to the application server profile.

    For this example, assume that the system is an AIX operating system and that you create the following /usr/tmp/was_props/appserver.props properties file.

      WAS_HOME=/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
      was.install.root=/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
      profileName=AppSrv03
      profilePath=/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv03"
      templatePath=/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/default"
      nodeName=appserver_node03
      cellName=appserver_cell03
      hostName=myserver3.ibm.com
      startingPort=2050

  2. From command shell window...

      cd /usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin
      ./ws_ant.sh -propertyfile /usr/tmp/was_props/appserver.props -file /usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/default/actions/updatePorts.ant

  3. Open the console and view the changed port assignments.

    To view the port assignments, click Servers > Application servers > server_name > [Communications] Ports.

  4. Run the script again and view the ports. Are they the same as before?

After using the -startingPort option, the resulting dynamically assigned port values are not the same each time because the ANT script assigns nonconflicting port values starting from the startingPort number (port 2050 in this case). This method resolves conflicting port assignments.


Use a port definition property file to assign ports to the AppSrv04 profile.

The ANT script assigns nonconflicting ports by default. The portsFile=/opt/was/portdefs.our_appsrv_ex.props special argument is needed. Identify the fully qualified directory paths, profile name, unique node name, and unique cell name. Then issue the command.

  1. Create the Java properties file encoded in ISO8859-1 file encoding, to assign nonconflicting port values to the application server profile.

    Assume that you create the following /opt/was/portdefs.our_appsrv_ex.props properties file:

    WC_defaulthost=19080
    WC_adminhost=19060
    WC_defaulthost_secure=19443
    WC_adminhost_secure=19043
    BOOTSTRAP_ADDRESS=22809
    SOAP_CONNECTOR_ADDRESS=28880
    IPC_CONNECTOR_ADDRESS=9633
    SAS_SSL_SERVERAUTH_LISTENER_ADDRESS=29401
    CSIV2_SSL_SERVERAUTH_LISTENER_ADDRESS=29403
    CSIV2_SSL_MUTUALAUTH_LISTENER_ADDRESS=29402
    ORB_LISTENER_ADDRESS=39100
    DCS_UNICAST_ADDRESS=39353
    SIB_ENDPOINT_ADDRESS=37276
    SIB_ENDPOINT_SECURE_ADDRESS=37286
    SIB_MQ_ENDPOINT_ADDRESS=45558
    SIB_MQ_ENDPOINT_SECURE_ADDRESS=45578
    SIP_DEFAULTHOST=45060
    SIP_DEFAULTHOST_SECURE=45061

    The ports used in the port definition property file should reflect the template type. The ports in this example are for the default template type, and they might vary for other template types. The management template has three different portdef.props files, one for each servertype. They are adminagent.portdef.props, dmgr.portdef.props and jmgr.portdef.props. They can be modelled after the portdef.props file found in the template directory.

    Assume that you create the following /tmp/was_props/appserver.props properties file:

      WAS_HOME=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
      was.install.root=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
      profileName=AppSrv04
      profilePath=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv04
      templatePath=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/default
      nodeName=appserver_node04
      cellName=appserver_cell04
      hostName=myserver4.ibm.com
      portsFile=/opt/was/portdefs.our_appsrv_ex.props

  2. Open a command shell window.

      cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin
      ws_ant.sh -propertyfile /tmp/was_props/appserver.props -file /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/default/actions/updatePorts.ant

  3. Open the console and view the changed port assignments.

    To view the port assignments, click Servers > Application servers > server_name > [Communications] Ports.

  4. Run the script again and view the ports. Are they the same as before?

The resulting assigned port values are from a props file. Therefore, the values do not change. This method does not resolve conflicting port assignments.

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Results

This procedure results in four different methods of port assignments with the updatePorts.ant script.