Prepare the Linux operating system

View information on setting up your operating system for WebSphere Portal. Other components might require additional steps; see the product documentation for the specific components you want to install.

To prepare the Linux machine:

  1. Set the file descriptor limit to 10240; for example, ulimit -n 10240.

  2. Web Content Management only:

    Use the ulimit -f command to set the maximum size of files that can be created to be at least the size of the largest file you would need to upload to the content server. The command ulimit -f unlimited removes any limit on file size.

  3. Configure X server on Linux (for example X-Windows or GNOME) to use the graphical user interface the installation program provides.

    X server is not required if installing with a response file or in console mode.

Parent topic:

Set up a stand-alone server on Linux

Next topic:

Installing WebSphere Portal on Linux