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Standalone: 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:

    • GUI...



        ./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 and navigate to...

        File > Preferences > Repositories > Add Repositories

    2. Select Browse and navigate to the WebSphere Application Server service repository (repository.config) and then click OK.

    3. Ensure all required repositories are checked.

    4. Click Test Connections.

    5. Select Apply.

    6. Select OK.

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

    1. Keep the default selection checked to create a new Portal server profile on the panel...

        Select the features to install

    2. Select both the WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal packages on the panel...

        Select packages to install

    3. Click Next.

    4. On the panel...

        Select the fixes to install

      ...select the following fixes.

        When you install WebSphere Application Server 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)


    5. Accept the license agreement and then click Next.

    6. Select shared resources directory and then click Next.

    7. Set Installation Directory:

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

      1. Select the Package Group Name...

          WebSphere Application Server

        ...and then select the installation directory path.

      2. Select the Package Group Nmae...

          WebSphere Portal

        ...and then select the installation directory path.

      3. Click Next.

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

    9. On the panel...

        Select the features to install

      ...expand the WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal packages

      To force a 32-bit installation on the 64-bit operating system, select...

        IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment | IBM Software Development Kit | 32-bit SDK for Java

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

    11. Click Profile configuration details.

    12. Select either the Standard or Advanced configuration mode.

      Select Advanced to specify URI information.

    13. Click Next.

    14. 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