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.


You 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.


Related tasks

  • 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