Prepare a remote Web server when portal is installed on Windows



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Configure the Web server plug-in, bundled with IBM WAS, to set up your Web server to communicate with WebSphere Portal.


Prepare the WAS Deployment Manager
Prepare prerequisite and corequisite software
Prepare the Windows operating system
Prepare the primary node

Install and configure your Web server

  1. Configure the Web server. Refer to the Web server documentation.

  2. If using Microsoft Internet Information Server, IBM recommends updating the UrlSegmentMaxLength Registry key to a value of 0 to eliminate potential problems in a WebSphere Portal environment with the default IIS limitation on the length of URL path segments.

    IBM also recommends updating the AllowRestrictedChars Registry key to a value of 1 to accept hex-escaped characters in request URLs that decode to the U+0000 - U+001F and U+007F - U+009F ranges.

  3. If using Lotus Domino, edit the NOTES.INI file on the Web server. Set...


  4. Stop the Web server.

  5. Configure the Web server plug-in on the system where the Web server is located using the Plug-ins installation wizard

    The WAS Web server instructions are for the default profile. If not using the default profile, configure a Web server for a non-default profile.

    If using WebDAV, after successfully installing the Web server plug-in, edit plugin-cfg.xml file and set...


    You may need to adjust the ServerIOTimeout value, which defines how long the plug-in should wait for a response from the application.

    The recommended minimum value is 60 but you may need to adjust this value higher if you are retrieving data from a database. To update, edit plugin-cfg.xml file and set ServerIOTimeout to an appropriate value.

  6. Start the Web server.

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Set up a cluster on Windows
Prepare prerequisite and corequisite software on Windows

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