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Use the graphical user interface to create profiles
Use the graphical user interface (GUI), which is provided by the Profile Management Tool plug-in, to create profiles for WebSphere eXtreme Scale. A profile is a set of files that define the runtime environment.
Before you beginYou cannot use the GUI to augment profiles in the following scenarios:
- 64-bit installations of WebSphere Application Server:
The profile management tool does not exist for 64-bit installations of WebSphere Application Server. Use the manageprofiles script from the command line for these installations.
- WebSphere Application Server v6.0.2:
If you are running WebSphere Application Server Version 6.0.2 or WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment v6.0.2, use the wasprofile command to create or augment a profile for WebSphere eXtreme Scale as shown in the following example:
was_root/bin/wasprofile.sh -create -profileName dmgr_01 -templatePath "/WAS70/AppServer/profileTemplates/xs_augment/dmgr"
See the wasprofile command in the WebSphere Application Server Version 6.0 Information Center for more information.
To use the product features, the Profile Management Tool plug-in enables the GUI to assist you in setting up profiles, such as a WebSphere Application Server profile, a deployment manager profile, a cell profile, and a custom profile. You can augment profiles during or after the installation of WebSphere eXtreme Scale.
Use the Profile Management Tool GUI to create profiles. Choose one of the following options to start the wizard:
- Select Profile Management Tool from the First steps console.
- Access the Profile Management Tool from the Start menu.
- Run the ./pmt.sh script from the install_root/bin/ProfileManagement directory.
What to do next
You can create additional profiles or augment existing profiles.
To restart the Profile Management tool, run the ./pmt.sh command from the was_root/bin/ProfileManagement directory, or select Profile Management Tool in the First steps console.
Start a catalog service, start containers, and configure TCP ports in the WebSphere Application Server environment. See Configure WebSphere eXtreme Scale with WAS for more information.
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