We can create and delete profiles, which are sets of files that define the runtime environment. At least one profile must exist to run the product.
(dist) This task assumes a basic familiarity with the manageprofiles command, the Profile Management Tool, system commands, and profile concepts.
(iseries) This task assumes a basic familiarity with the manageprofiles command to create profiles.
Typically, you create a profile after you install the product. Depending on which WebSphere Application Server product you have, you might create additional profiles.
(dist) We can create profiles using the Profile Management Tool or the manageprofiles command.
(iseries) The Profile Management tool is unavailable. We can use the manageprofiles QShell script to create additional profiles. We can also use the IBM Web Administration for IBM i GUI to create standalone application server profiles.
For the WAS Network Deployment product, we can create any combination of profiles.
Non-root users can create their own profiles so that they can manage their own application servers. Typically, non-root users manage application servers for development purposes.
We can delete profiles through the manageprofiles command or by other means if necessary. You might delete a profile if the configuration that specified in the profile is not what you want.
Perform any of the following tasks to manage profiles.
- (dist) Create profiles using the Profile Management Tool.
- Create profiles using the manageprofiles command.
- Delete profiles.
You might have created or deleted a profile depending on the tasks that you completed.
What to do nextDepending on the action that you completed, we can start a server or proceed to other tasks such as deploying an application.
- Profile concepts
A profile defines the runtime environment. The profile includes all the files that the server processes in the runtime environment and that we can change.
- Manage profiles using commands
Use commands to create a profile, start the server of the profile, display ports used by the server, and open the console.
- manageprofiles command
Use the manageprofiles command to create, delete, augment, back up, and restore profiles, which define runtime environments. 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.
- (iseries) Manage default profiles
We can create default profiles for the operating system. Scripts that do not specify a profile use the default profile.
- 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.
- Manage profiles for nonroot users
The nonroot user can receive permissions for files and directories so that the nonroot user can create a profile.
- Delete profiles
We can delete a profile using the manageprofiles command. If the command fails, we can delete the profile using operating system commands.
Manage profiles using commands
Manage profiles using the GUI
Manage profiles for nonroot users