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Clustered environment: Install with GUI on AIX

The bit architecture of the installation program uses:

When you install onto a 64-bit operating system, WebSphere Portal installs as a 64-bit version. We can force a 32-bit application installation onto a 64-bit operating system.

Use the IBM Installation Manager for installation

  1. Verify the fully qualified host name...

      ping myserver.myco.com

  2. Verify network configuration...

      ping localhost

  3. For servers with a firewall, antivirus, screen saver, and/or desktop search engine enabled, disable them before installing.

  4. Install IBM Installation Manager:

    • To install from the IBM Installation Manager media using GUI...


      To install from command line:

        ./userinstc -acceptLicense -log /tmp/install.log

    • From Portal Setup disk...


      To change display language, add the LaunchPadLocale language code.

      To search for IBM Installation Manager updates, navigate to...

        File > Update

  5. Add the repositories where the installation media exists:

    1. Open the IBM Installation Manager...

        imcl -c

    2. Navigate to...

        File > Preferences > Repositories > Add Repositories

    3. Select Browse and navigate to the IBM WAS service repository and then click OK.

    4. Ensure all required repositories are checked.

    5. Click Test Connections.

    6. Select Apply.

    7. Select OK.

  6. On the main IBM Installation Manager panel, select Install to begin the installation process.

    On the Select the features to install panel, keep the default selection checked to create a new Portal server profile. This profile is used as the primary node for the cluster. There is also an option to create a local dmgr profile. Only select this option in a test environment where to automate the process of creating a local dmgr profile. Expand the WebSphere Portal package and select the dmgr Profile augmented with WebSphere Portal check box. Then on the Install Packages panel: Configuration details panel, click Dmgr Profile configuration details and enter the appropriate information for the dmgr.

    1. On the Select packages to install panel, select both the WAS and WebSphere Portal packages.

    2. Click Next.

    3. On the panel...

        Select the fixes to install

      ...select the following fixes based on how we are accessing the repository:

        When you install WAS and WebSphere Portal together from the live repository (Passport Advantage)


        When you install WAS and WebSphere Portal together from the local repository (DVD or downloaded eImage)


    4. Accept the license agreement and then click Next.

    5. Select shared resources directory and then click Next.

    6. Set Installation Directory:

      The installation directory must be empty and must not contain any of the following characters: ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + { } | < > ? ` = [ ] ; ' , . "

      1. Select the WAS Package Group Name and then select the installation directory path.

      2. Select the WebSphere Portal Package Group Name and then select the installation directory path.

      3. Click Next.

    7. Select the translations to install and then click Next.

    8. On the panel...

        Select the features to install

      ...expand the WAS and WebSphere Portal packages

      To force a 32-bit installation on the 64-bit operating system, expand the IBM WAS Network Deployment feature. Then expand IBM Software Development Kit. Under IBM Software Development Kit, select 32-bit SDK for Java.

    9. On the Configuration panel, select the type of profile template to install: Full, Base, or Custom.

    10. Click Profile configuration details.

    11. Select either the Standard or Advanced configuration mode.

      Select Advanced to specify URI information.

    12. Click Next.

    13. Confirm the information on the Summary panel and then click Install.

Complete the following steps after a successful installation:

  1. After a successful installation, the summary panel displays. Choose the radio button...

      Portal First Steps

    ...and then click Finish to start the servers and begin configuring WebSphere Portal.

    To access the First Steps panels later, we can either select First Steps from the Start menu or we can run...


    Add the LaunchPadLocale language_code to the firststeps task to change the display to the user locale or to another language.

  2. If you changed the context root on the panel...

      Configuration for IBM WebSphere Portal: Profile configuration details: Advanced panel

    ...complete the steps in the Change the portal URI.

Parent: Install WebSphere Portal on AIX on the primary node