Configure application servers for other language environments

We can configure individual application servers to run with different globalization settings to support different language environments. The following topics discuss how we can configure the application server to run with the language environment attributes which you require, and how we can configure the application server to use a specific language.

We can configure the application server to run with the appropriate language environment attributes, such as the coded character set identifier (CCSID) and country or region identifier, for the environment you wish to create. The QEJBSVR user profile settings are the basis for the application server job attributes, and the job attributes determine the properties for the Java(TM) virtual machine environment. For more information on job attributes that are set based on the user profile, see the IBM i Information Center.

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By default, each application server runs under the QEJBSVR user profile. To change the language enviroment settings we can either modify the QEJBSVR profile and set the attributes specifically or we can create a new profile which has QJEBSVR as its group profile and which has the appropriate language environment settings. If we choose to create a new profile, you must also register it for use with WebSphere Application Server. For more information, see Run application servers under specific user profiles.

A second consideration is the language setting for the WAS product. The language setting only causes the library list to be changed to include the appropriate QSYSxxxx library, where xxxx is the language feature for which you wish to display messages. The language setting does not affect the console or any non-iSeries message logged by the WAS runtime.

Multiple language settings can be configured at the same time. If the language version to use is the same as the primary language of the system, no additional configuration is needed. If the language version to use is a secondary language, perform the following steps to set the os400.websphere.nlv property.

  1. In the console, click Servers > Server Types > WebSphere application servers.

  2. Click the name of the server for which you wish to change language version.

  3. Click Java and process management > Process definition > JVM > Custom properties > New.

  4. Specify os400.websphere.nlv in the Name field and the code number for the language feature to use to display messages in the Value field.

    For example, to specify the Japanese language, specify 2962 in the Value field. We can also specify a description for this property.

  5. Click OK, and then click Save to save the changes.


When an application server has the os400.websphere.nlv property set, the corresponding QSYS29xx library is added to the beginning of the library list and iSeries messages sent by the application server to the joblog are used accordingly.

Related tasks

  • Running application servers under specific user profiles