Set up a stand-alone server on Windows

After you have prepared the operating system you are ready to install WebSphere Portal.


Prerequisites

Technotes for installation and configuration issues
Select the operating system on which you are installing WebSphere Portal.

  1. Prepare the Windows 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.

  2. Installing WebSphere Portal on Windows

    WebSphere Portal is installed as a single component, complete with an integrated database for storing information. This allows you to get WebSphere Portal up and running quickly for a proof of concept phase where you can immediately begin building and working with it. You can also expand your environment to include high availability failover, a more robust database, and LDAP-based authentication.

  3. Set up a database

    Before transferring default data to the production database server, prepare the database server. Database preparation includes creating user IDs and databases. For this installation path, stand-alone production server, remote databases servers are used.

  4. Prepare a remote Web server when portal is installed on Windows

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

  5. Configure WebSphere Portal to use a user registry on Windows

    You can configure a stand-alone LDAP user registry or you can add LDAP and database user registries to the default federated repository. After configuring the user registry, you can add realms for Virtual Portals or a lookaside database to store attributes that cannot be stored in the LDAP user registry.

  6. Tune your servers

    WebSphere Portal is not tuned for a production environment out of the box, so to ensure optimal performance, review and complete the steps in the WebSphere Portal Tuning Guide. Even if a tuning guide is not available for the current release of WebSphere Portal, the tuning guide for the previous product version should be used.


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Set up a stand-alone production server