Manage profiles

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.


You might have created or deleted a profile depending on the tasks that you completed.

What to do next

Depending on the action that you completed, we can start a server or proceed to other tasks such as deploying an application.


Related concepts

  • Profile concepts

    Related tasks

  • Manage profiles using commands

    Manage profiles using the GUI

    Manage profiles for nonroot users

  • Delete profiles