Manage profiles using the GUI
We can create profiles, which define runtime environments, using the Profile Management Tool. Using profiles instead of multiple product installations saves disk space and simplifies updating the product because a single set of core product files is maintained.
Before using the Profile Management Tool, install the product files.
The Profile Management Tool is the graphical user interface for the manageprofiles command. See the description of the manageprofiles command for more information.
Important: Concurrent profile creation is not supported for one set of core product files. Concurrent attempts to create profiles result in a warning about a profile creation already in progress.
Provide enough system temporary space to create a profile. For information, read about the file system requirements for profiles.
Supported configurations: The Profile Management Tool graphical user interface (GUI) for 64-bit architectures is available on Linux for zSeries platforms, x86-based Linux and Windows platforms, Linux on Power PC platforms, and AIX Power PC platforms. However, we can use the Profile Management Tool GUI on other 64bit architectures if you use a WAS 32bit installation.
Issue the pmt.sh command here from WAS_HOME/bin/ProfileManagement to launch the Profile Management Tool GUI:
The K-UX operating system supports only the command line for the Profile Management Tool. The graphical user interface of the Profile Management Tool is not supported; instead, use the manageprofiles command. For more information, see manageprofiles command. sptcfg
We can have the installation procedure create a default profile. After installing the core product files for the WAS Network Deployment product, use the Profile Management Tool or the manageprofiles command to create additional profiles.
- Create a cell profile.
With a cell profile, we can create a dmgr profile and a profile for a federated application server node in a single pass through the Profile Management tool. Use the cell profile creation option to create the dmgr profile and the federated application server node profile, unless you have a specific reason to create them separately.
- Create a management profile with a deployment manager server.
With a deployment manager we can create the administrative node for a multinode, multi-machine group of application server nodes that you create later. This logical group of application server processes is known as a cell.
- Create a management profile with an administrative agent server.
We can create a management profile for the administrative agent to administer multiple application servers that run customer applications only. The administrative agent provides a single administrative console to administer the application servers.
- Create a management profile with a job manager server.
We can create a management profile for the job manager to coordinate administrative actions among multiple deployment managers, administer multiple unfederated application servers, asynchronously submit jobs to start servers, and a variety of other tasks.
- Create an application server profile.
Create an application server profile so that we can make applications available to the Internet or to an intranet, typically using Java technology.
- Create a custom profile.
A custom profile is an empty node that we can customize through the deployment manager to include application servers, clusters, or other Java processes, such as a messaging server. Create a custom profile on a distributed machine and add the node into the deployment manager cell to get started customizing the node.
- Create a secure proxy profile.
We can create a secure proxy profile to serve as the initial point of entry into the enterprise environment. Typically, a secure proxy server exists in the DMZ, accepts requests from clients on the Internet, and forwards the requests to servers in the enterprise environment.
ResultsYou have created one or more profiles using the Profile Management Tool.
What to do next
See the description of the manageprofiles command to learn more about the command-line alternative method of creating a profile and to see examples of using the command.
Read about planning for installation for examples of configurations that we can create by creating profiles.
- Create management profiles with deployment managers
- Create management profiles with administrative agents
- Create management profiles for job managers
- Create secure proxy profiles
- Create cell profiles
- Create custom profiles
- Create application server profiles
Create management profiles with deployment managers Create management profiles with administrative agents Create management profiles for job managers Create secure proxy profiles Create cell profiles Create custom profiles Create application server profiles
Profiles: File-system requirements