Prepare the WAS Deployment Manager on AIX

WebSphere Portal provides a customized installation package (CIP) that includes IBM WAS Network Deployment and all required maintenance packages. Use the supplied discs to install WAS Network Deployment on a dedicated system.

To prepare the WAS Deployment Manager:

  1. Install WAS Network Deployment or use the CIP to upgrade an existing installation. Run the following command:


  2. Choose one of the following options to create a default deployment manager profile:

    While creating the default deployment manager profile, enable administrative security.

    If you use the Profile Management Tool, check the enable administrative security check box. If you use the manageprofile command, add the -enableAdminSecurity=true parameter to the command line.

    Option Description
    Profile Management Tool See Creating a deployment manager profile.
    manageprofiles.bat|sh See manageprofile commands.

    If you have a 64-bit environment, only the manageprofiles command is supported when creating profiles.

  3. Start the dmgr:

      cd dmgr_profile/bin

  4. Launch the admin console:


  5. Log into the deployment manager administrative console.

  6. Increase the HTTP connection timeouts for the deployment manager.

    1. Click System Administration > Deployment Manager > Web container transport chains.

    2. For the WCInboundAdmin and WCInboundAdminSecure entries listed in the web container transport chains section, complete the following steps to increase the timeout values:

      1. Click HTTP Inbound Channel.

      2. Change the Read timeout value to 180.

      3. Change the Write timeout value to 180.

      4. Save the configuration changes.

  7. Change the timeout request period for the JMX connector.

    1. Click System administration > Deployment Manager > Administration Services > JMX connectors > SOAPConnector > Custom Properties.

    2. Select the requestTimeout property, and increase the value from 600 to 6000.

    3. Save the configuration changes.

  8. Update the maximum Java heap size used by the deployment manager:

    1. Click System administration > Deployment manager > Java and Process Management > Process Definition > Java Virtual Machine.

    2. Update the value in the Maximum Heap Size field.

      For 32-bit OS, set the heap size to a lower size than a 64-bit operating system.

    3. Click OK.

  9. Depending on your version of WAS, make the appropriate selection from the navigation:

    If security is not enabled on your deployment manager, see Enabling security for information before performing this step.

    • For WAS v6.1:

        Security | Secure administration, applications and infrastructure | Enable Application Security

    • For WAS v7:

  10. Verify that the WebSphere Portal administrative users and administrative group exist in the Deployment Manager cell's user registry.

    Perform the following steps if creating the administrative users and group:

    These steps are required if you plan to use a federated repository for the user registry or if the Administrator ID on the node does not match the Administrator ID on the Deployment Manager, where the ID is the distinguished name.

    1. Click...

        Users and Groups | Manage Users | Create

    2. Type the information for the WebSphere Portal administrative users; for example wpsadmin and wpsbind, and then click Create.

    3. Click...

        Users and Groups | Manage Groups | Create

    4. Type the name of the WebSphere Portal administrative group; for example, wpsadmins, and then click Create.

    5. Click the group you just created; for example wpsadmins.

    6. Click the Members tab.

    7. Click Add Users.

    8. Search for the users.

    9. Select the users you want to add to the group.

    10. Click Add to add the users to the group.

    11. Click Close when you are done adding users to the group.

    12. Log out of the administrative console.

  11. Edit...


    Cycle the deployment manager...

    1. cd dmgr_profile/bin
      ./ admin_userid -password admin_password

    2. cd dmgr_profile/bin

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