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Set up the target environment



Overview

Migrating to a new release of Portal requires setting up a target environment . This new target environment might be a separate system, remote migration, or reside on the same system where we are migrating from if you choose to perform a local migration. Independently from the migration path chosen, the target environment requires a fresh, binary only, Portal installation. Meaning setting up the target environment without creating any profiles.

Install only the binary files. This install does not create profiles or pre-deploys applications or start servers.


Install Portal v8 using IBM Installation Manager

  1. Review System requirements

  2. If you previously performed a full Portal installation, remove any profile created.

  3. Launch IBM Installation Manager.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install WebSphere Portal binary files only.

    While in the Features screen, unselect...

      Create a new Portal Server Profile
      Create a new dmgr Profile augmented with WebSphere Portal

  5. Proceed with the remaining instructions to complete the binary installation.

    When installing on z/OS, binary installation is the only available option


Install WAS v8.5.5

By default, Portal v8 is installed with WAS v8.0. We can configure Portal v8 with WAS v8.5.5 if you install WAS first, then install Portal v8 specifying "Using existing WAS installation".

The following procedure installs WAS ND v8.5.5 twice, once for a dmgr, once for portal

  1. On your notebook computer, download, install, and run XMing X server

  2. Log on to target host

  3. Install and run Installation Manager v1.6...

      username@hostname /home/username ->xauth list
      hostname/unix:11 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 0c723ae2ccd7660271b1bafc01b5d55f
      hostname/unix:10 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 d15b40a439806573a57f10099fa9cfaf
      username@hostname /home/username ->sudo su -
      root@hostname / ->xauth add hostname/unix:10 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 d15b40a439806573a57f10099fa9cfaf
      root@hostname / ->DISPLAY=localhost:10.0
      root@hostname / ->export DISPLAY
      root@hostname / ->xclock
      root@hostname /cd /media/installmgr
      root@hostname / ./installc -acceptLicense
      root@hostname / cd /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse
      root@hostname / ./IBMIM

  4. Log on to target host as yourself

  5. Set ulimit

      ulimit -n 10240

  6. Set up X windows and sudo to root...

      username@hostname /home/username ->xauth list
      hostname/unix:11 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 0c723ae2ccd7660271b1bafc01b5d55f
      hostname/unix:10 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 d15b40a439806573a57f10099fa9cfaf
      username@hostname /home/username ->sudo su -
      root@hostname / ->xauth add hostname/unix:10 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 d15b40a439806573a57f10099fa9cfaf
      root@hostname / ->DISPLAY=localhost:10.0
      root@hostname / ->export DISPLAY
      root@hostname / ->xclock

  7. Start Installation Manager

      /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse
      ./IBMIM

    ...and go to...

      File | Preferences | Repositories | Add Respository

  8. Add WAS v8.5.5 repository...

      /media/WAS855/repository.config

    ..and then click Apply

  9. On IIM main page, click Install, select the WAS ND package, then click Next...

  10. Accept the license terms, then click Next

  11. Set location of Shared Resources Directory

      /opt/IBM/Portal/IMShared

  12. Set WAS home

      /opt/IBM/Portal/WebSphere/AppServer

  13. Select default features

  14. Accept summary information

  15. On last screen, select None, then Finish

  16. Select Install again, the select Continue.

  17. On the Install Packages screen, select...

      Create a new package group

    ...and for Installation Directory select...

      /opt/IBM/Portal/WebSphere1/AppServer

  18. Select defaults for remainder of panels, then on summary page, select Install

  19. On last screen, select None, then Finish

  20. Add repository for WAS 8.5.5 FP 1

      /media/WAS855_FP1/repository.config

    Uncheck: "Search service repositories during installation and updates"

  21. On the main IIM page, select Update

  22. On the "Select a package group to find updates for", select first package group

  23. On the panel, "Select updates to install", verify V8.5.5.1 is selected

  24. On the panel, "Select the features to install", keep defaults, then select Next

  25. On the Summary panel, select Update


Install Portal

  1. Add repository...

      /media/Portal8/Setup/eimage/repository.config

  2. On Install Packages panel, select IBM WebSphere Portal Server

  3. Select "Create a new package group" and set Installation Directory to...

      /opt/IBM/Portal/WebSphere1/PortalServer

  4. For features, select only...

    • Config Engine
    • Portal Server Binary

  5. On the next screen, select "Existing WebSphere Application Server Root Directory"

      /opt/IBM/Portal/WebSphere1/AppServer

  6. On the Summary page, click install...

  1. Install fixpacks - Portal v7


Parent: Migrate


See also:

Portal V6.1.x on application server V6.1: Install fixpacks
Install fixpacks - Portal v61
Install fixpacks - Portal v7
Related: Migration overview
Migrate Portal on AIX IBM i Linux Solaris Windows
The installation methods
Post-migration activities


Install WAS v8.5.5

By default, Portal v8 is installed with WAS v8.0. We can configure Portal v8 with WAS v8.5.5 if you install WAS first, then install Portal v8 specifying "Using existing WAS installation".

The following procedure installs WAS ND v8.5.5 twice, once for a dmgr, once for portal

  1. On your notebook computer, download, install, and run XMing X server

  2. Log on to target host

  3. Install and run Installation Manager v1.6...

      username@hostname /home/username ->xauth list
      hostname/unix:11 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 0c723ae2ccd7660271b1bafc01b5d55f
      hostname/unix:10 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 d15b40a439806573a57f10099fa9cfaf
      username@hostname /home/username ->sudo su -
      root@hostname / ->xauth add hostname/unix:10 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 d15b40a439806573a57f10099fa9cfaf
      root@hostname / ->DISPLAY=localhost:10.0
      root@hostname / ->export DISPLAY
      root@hostname / ->xclock
      root@hostname /cd /media/installmgr
      root@hostname / ./installc -acceptLicense
      root@hostname / cd /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse
      root@hostname / ./IBMIM

  4. Log on to target host as yourself

  5. Set ulimit

      ulimit -n 10240

  6. Set up X windows and sudo to root...

      username@hostname /home/username ->xauth list
      hostname/unix:11 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 0c723ae2ccd7660271b1bafc01b5d55f
      hostname/unix:10 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 d15b40a439806573a57f10099fa9cfaf
      username@hostname /home/username ->sudo su -
      root@hostname / ->xauth add hostname/unix:10 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 d15b40a439806573a57f10099fa9cfaf
      root@hostname / ->DISPLAY=localhost:10.0
      root@hostname / ->export DISPLAY
      root@hostname / ->xclock

  7. Start Installation Manager

      /opt/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse
      ./IBMIM

    ...and go to...

      File | Preferences | Repositories | Add Respository

  8. Add WAS v8.5.5 repository...

      /media/WAS855/repository.config

    ..and then click Apply

  9. On IIM main page, click Install, select the WAS ND package, then click Next...

  10. Accept the license terms, then click Next

  11. Set location of Shared Resources Directory

      /opt/IBM/Portal/IMShared

  12. Set WAS home

      /opt/IBM/Portal/WebSphere/AppServer

  13. Select default features

  14. Accept summary information

  15. On last screen, select None, then Finish

  16. Select Install again, the select Continue.

  17. On the Install Packages screen, select...

      Create a new package group

    ...and for Installation Directory select...

      /opt/IBM/Portal/WebSphere1/AppServer

  18. Select defaults for remainder of panels, then on summary page, select Install

  19. On last screen, select None, then Finish

  20. Add repository for WAS 8.5.5 FP 1

      /media/WAS855_FP1/repository.config

    Uncheck: "Search service repositories during installation and updates"

  21. On the main IIM page, select Update

  22. On the "Select a package group to find updates for", select first package group

  23. On the panel, "Select updates to install", verify V8.5.5.1 is selected

  24. On the panel, "Select the features to install", keep defaults, then select Next

  25. On the Summary panel, select Update


Install Portal

  1. Add repository...

      /media/Portal8/Setup/eimage/repository.config

  2. On Install Packages panel, select IBM WebSphere Portal Server

  3. Select "Create a new package group" and set Installation Directory to...

      /opt/IBM/Portal/WebSphere1/PortalServer

  4. For features, select only...

    • Config Engine
    • Portal Server Binary

  5. On the next screen, select "Existing WebSphere Application Server Root Directory"

      /opt/IBM/Portal/WebSphere1/AppServer

  6. On the Summary page, click install...

  1. Install fixpacks - Portal v7


Parent: Migrate


See also:

Portal V6.1.x on application server V6.1: Install fixpacks
Install fixpacks - Portal v61
Install fixpacks - Portal v7
Related: Migration overview
Migrate Portal on AIX IBM i Linux Solaris Windows
The installation methods
Post-migration activities