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‏2011-06-28T12:54:42Z |
Hallo,
I have downloaded the IM installer, but it did not set a repository URL as promised.
What are the URLs for Linux x86_64 and Windows?

Thanks.
Tschau...Thomas
Updated on 2013-03-22T12:58:50Z at 2013-03-22T12:58:50Z by IleneSeelemann
  • NP54_Cindy_Luk
    NP54_Cindy_Luk
    3 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-06-28T15:36:43Z  
    Click on the download button again from the Developer Works page.
    Since IM was already downloaded it will just launch it again.
    You should see an "Install Packages" panel listing the trial you are trying to install.
    Ensure the package is selected and click next and continue through the rest of the panels.
  • tseeling
    tseeling
    4 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-06-29T07:33:48Z  
    Click on the download button again from the Developer Works page.
    Since IM was already downloaded it will just launch it again.
    You should see an "Install Packages" panel listing the trial you are trying to install.
    Ensure the package is selected and click next and continue through the rest of the panels.
    I downloaded the package from a different machine and want to install a fresh VM linux.
    I installed IM and it does not offer me any preconfigured repositories.

    Can you please simply tell me the repository URLs for Windows and Linux x86_64?

    Thanks.
  • David J Schell
    David J Schell
    4 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-06-29T12:32:26Z  
    • tseeling
    • ‏2011-06-29T07:33:48Z
    I downloaded the package from a different machine and want to install a fresh VM linux.
    I installed IM and it does not offer me any preconfigured repositories.

    Can you please simply tell me the repository URLs for Windows and Linux x86_64?

    Thanks.
    Hi Thomas,

    I found this article in the WAS V8.0 Infocenter under the section called "Installing your application server environment - Installing the product". I believe it provides the URL you are looking for:

    You can download and unpack a compressed file containing Installation Manager from the IBM Installation Manager website. You can then install Installation Manager on your local system and use it to install the product from the web-based repository located at

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.websphere.BASE.v80

    Tip: This live repository is accessed by using Passport Advantage authentication. After you have installed Installation Manager, you can set the Passport Advantage preference to connect to the live repositories. To set Passport Advantage preferences, follow this procedure:
    Open Installation Manager.
    Open the Passport Advantage® preferences page by selecting File > Preferences > Passport Advantage.
    Select Connect to Passport Advantage to connect to the Passport Advantage repository.
    The Password Required dialog box opens.

    Enter a user name and password for Passport Advantage.
    Optional: Select Save password to save the user name and password credentials.
    If you do not save the user name and password credentials, you are prompted for these credentials each time you access Passport Advantage.

    Click OK to close the Password Required dialog box.
    Click OK to close the Preferences window.
    For more information on setting your Installation Manager preferences, see the IBM Installation Manager Information Center.

    Here is the URL for the WAS V8.0 Infocenter:

    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.websphere.base.doc/info/aes/ae/welcome_base.html

    Let us know if that still doesn't work for you. We appreciate your interest in our WAS V8.0 Trial program.

    David J Schell
    Manager - WebSphere User Experience
  • NP54_Cindy_Luk
    NP54_Cindy_Luk
    3 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-06-29T20:00:01Z  
    If you are trying to install a trial ensure you are clicking the green download button from the following page:
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ws/was/
    It will download a self extracting Installation Manager and launch it with the pre-configured URL. If you already have an Installation Manager installed at the right level it will not install it again but use your existing one.

    Cindy Luk
    WebSphere Install Support Strategy
  • UYSJ_Roland_Appleby
    UYSJ_Roland_Appleby
    1 Post

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-06-30T09:54:39Z  
    This repository URL worked for me for the developer edition, installing on AIX:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASDeveloperILAN
  • tseeling
    tseeling
    4 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-06-30T10:05:27Z  
    If you are trying to install a trial ensure you are clicking the green download button from the following page:
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ws/was/
    It will download a self extracting Installation Manager and launch it with the pre-configured URL. If you already have an Installation Manager installed at the right level it will not install it again but use your existing one.

    Cindy Luk
    WebSphere Install Support Strategy
    thanks very much for your answer, but you didn't listen to what I wrote before when you suggested the same thing for the first time.

    I downloaded the IM installation package, that's correct.
    Then I created a Linux VM and installed the IM there.
    Now I don't have any preconfigured repositories in the Linux VM.
    If I launch the same webpage from within my VM it only gives me 500 Server error, so I can't launch the IM from the webpage (and I wouldn't want to anyway).

    Can you please give me an URL I have to configure inside IM to download the WebSphere developer trial V8? I assume you have IM running in your lab somewhere on a Linux machine. Please goto File -> Preferences -> Edit repository and copy+paste the Linux repository URL from there. Since I also want to setup a Windows VM I'd appreciate if you could do the same for the Windows repository URL.

    The URL from the V8 documentation (post above) does not work for me; IM can connect to the repository but it does not find any product packages there.
    When I connect to Passport advantage as has also been suggested, I only get offered the IBM ADT tool 8.0.3 which I assume I don't need currently.

    Why is it so hard to install a developer version of WebSphere V8?
  • tseeling
    tseeling
    4 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-06-30T10:09:47Z  
    This repository URL worked for me for the developer edition, installing on AIX:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASDeveloperILAN
    YES, this finally worked. I see an offering "IBM WebSphere Application Server for developers (ILAN)" at version 8.0.0.0.
    This is unbelievable. Thanks very much!
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-07-05T15:58:24Z  
    This repository URL worked for me for the developer edition, installing on AIX:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASDeveloperILAN
    THANK YOU Mr. Appleby! That answered the question I came here with.

    There are a couple serious problems with the default process here.
    First is the assumption you don't already have IIM installed somewhere. I am seriously losing track of how many IIM's I have installed and where they all are.

    Next is the pre-configured IBM repository issue. It tries to dynamically set this during IIM installation and fails because I, like most corporate clients, am behind a proxy. So it fails the getInitData call:
    "Resumable download failed: https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/action/getInitData"
  • Scott Johnston
    Scott Johnston
    100 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-07-21T16:18:43Z  
    Hi Thomas,

    I found this article in the WAS V8.0 Infocenter under the section called "Installing your application server environment - Installing the product". I believe it provides the URL you are looking for:

    You can download and unpack a compressed file containing Installation Manager from the IBM Installation Manager website. You can then install Installation Manager on your local system and use it to install the product from the web-based repository located at

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.websphere.BASE.v80

    Tip: This live repository is accessed by using Passport Advantage authentication. After you have installed Installation Manager, you can set the Passport Advantage preference to connect to the live repositories. To set Passport Advantage preferences, follow this procedure:
    Open Installation Manager.
    Open the Passport Advantage® preferences page by selecting File > Preferences > Passport Advantage.
    Select Connect to Passport Advantage to connect to the Passport Advantage repository.
    The Password Required dialog box opens.

    Enter a user name and password for Passport Advantage.
    Optional: Select Save password to save the user name and password credentials.
    If you do not save the user name and password credentials, you are prompted for these credentials each time you access Passport Advantage.

    Click OK to close the Password Required dialog box.
    Click OK to close the Preferences window.
    For more information on setting your Installation Manager preferences, see the IBM Installation Manager Information Center.

    Here is the URL for the WAS V8.0 Infocenter:

    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.websphere.base.doc/info/aes/ae/welcome_base.html

    Let us know if that still doesn't work for you. We appreciate your interest in our WAS V8.0 Trial program.

    David J Schell
    Manager - WebSphere User Experience
    A correction to some of the information provided...

    The Information Center article called "Installing your application server environment - Installing the product" describes the process for installing fully licensed versions of the product rather than trial versions. IBM Passport Advantage is not used to install trial versions or WAS for Developers v8 (ILAN).

    If your business purchased a WebSphere Application Server v8.0 solution and you do not know or have Passport Advantage credentials, then contact your IBM representative to assist you. Issues using Passport Advantage go beyond the scope of this forum.

    To install a trial version of WebSphere Application Server, first launch Installation Manager and check the preferences. Look in the Repositories area and you should see a repository location listed that looks something like this:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/XXX

    ...where XXX is a version and short name for the trial product code repository, such as V8WASBASETrial is the name for the WebSphere Application Server v8.0 trial. If the repository is not listed, then use the Add Repository dialog to manually add the repository location. When adding the repository, you will be prompted for your IBM download site credentials. The user name and password that are being requested are your IBM.com credentials, the same ones you use to log into this developerWorks support forum. If the credentials are incorrect, you will be told that they are invalid and given a chance to enter your IBM ID and password again.

    Additional WebSphere v8.0 product repositories can be added by looking in the "More downloads" section of the WebSphere Trials webpage:
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ws/was/index.html

    For instance, to add the IBM HTTP Server v8, click on the link. You might be prompted for your IBM credentials again. Afterwards, you will go to a page to download IBM Installation Manager again. Download and start the installation again. Because Installation Manager is already installed, the installation will only update the repository list to include the IBM HTTP Server repository.

    After making sure there is one or more product repositories listed, then you can exit the preferences section.

    From the Installation Manager launchpad, click the Install icon to launch the installation wizard. Installation Manager immediately scans the list of repositories in its preferences and then connects to each of them in the same order they are listed. When it tries to connect to the WebSphere trials repository for the first time, you will be prompted for your IBM download site credentials. The user name and password that are being requested are your IBM.com credentials, the same ones you use to log into this developerWorks support forum. You will only be prompted for these credentials one time while interacting with Installation Manager. If you close then restart Installation Manager, you will have to reauthenticate with the remote repository again unless you check the checkbox to save the password.

    After authenticating successfully, Installation Manager will display a list of products that are in the repositories. Select the ones you want to install and follow the wizard to choose where to install each of them and the features to include.

    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-07-26T19:49:23Z  
    I also tried to install the WAS 8 dev. edition.

    After switching to a Admin user and updating the IM (windows) no repostiory url was preconfigured. Perphaps IBM can fix the problem. I think a repository information at the IM-downloadsite could be helpful.

    Thanks for the reposiory url!

    Now I am downloading was 8.
    I hope after completion I can find the repositories / updatesites for comming featurepacks or some additional plugins (WebSphere Application Server supplements,..)
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-08-14T17:11:48Z  
    If you are trying to install a trial ensure you are clicking the green download button from the following page:
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ws/was/
    It will download a self extracting Installation Manager and launch it with the pre-configured URL. If you already have an Installation Manager installed at the right level it will not install it again but use your existing one.

    Cindy Luk
    WebSphere Install Support Strategy
    I am not sure what you mean by self-extracting. I downloaded it and nothing happened. I extracted it and tried ./install and got errors.

    I had to install the IM by downloading it separately. I tried the green button again after reading your suggestion and using my installed IM. Again I had to use the ./install and got the same errors. So I am back to manually putting in the repository url.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-08-14T17:55:05Z  
    A correction to some of the information provided...

    The Information Center article called "Installing your application server environment - Installing the product" describes the process for installing fully licensed versions of the product rather than trial versions. IBM Passport Advantage is not used to install trial versions or WAS for Developers v8 (ILAN).

    If your business purchased a WebSphere Application Server v8.0 solution and you do not know or have Passport Advantage credentials, then contact your IBM representative to assist you. Issues using Passport Advantage go beyond the scope of this forum.

    To install a trial version of WebSphere Application Server, first launch Installation Manager and check the preferences. Look in the Repositories area and you should see a repository location listed that looks something like this:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/XXX

    ...where XXX is a version and short name for the trial product code repository, such as V8WASBASETrial is the name for the WebSphere Application Server v8.0 trial. If the repository is not listed, then use the Add Repository dialog to manually add the repository location. When adding the repository, you will be prompted for your IBM download site credentials. The user name and password that are being requested are your IBM.com credentials, the same ones you use to log into this developerWorks support forum. If the credentials are incorrect, you will be told that they are invalid and given a chance to enter your IBM ID and password again.

    Additional WebSphere v8.0 product repositories can be added by looking in the "More downloads" section of the WebSphere Trials webpage:
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ws/was/index.html

    For instance, to add the IBM HTTP Server v8, click on the link. You might be prompted for your IBM credentials again. Afterwards, you will go to a page to download IBM Installation Manager again. Download and start the installation again. Because Installation Manager is already installed, the installation will only update the repository list to include the IBM HTTP Server repository.

    After making sure there is one or more product repositories listed, then you can exit the preferences section.

    From the Installation Manager launchpad, click the Install icon to launch the installation wizard. Installation Manager immediately scans the list of repositories in its preferences and then connects to each of them in the same order they are listed. When it tries to connect to the WebSphere trials repository for the first time, you will be prompted for your IBM download site credentials. The user name and password that are being requested are your IBM.com credentials, the same ones you use to log into this developerWorks support forum. You will only be prompted for these credentials one time while interacting with Installation Manager. If you close then restart Installation Manager, you will have to reauthenticate with the remote repository again unless you check the checkbox to save the password.

    After authenticating successfully, Installation Manager will display a list of products that are in the repositories. Select the ones you want to install and follow the wizard to choose where to install each of them and the features to include.

    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
    This did not work for express. When I downloaded the Install Manager (specific from the Express Download page). It did overwrite the appropriate files. However, I get an error about the repository not being sent. I guess I will have to use the developer url. Could you please just post the express repository url so I can manually add it to the IM.

    Has this process taken anyone else an extraordinary amount of time?
  • Q5XE_Christian_Boos
    Q5XE_Christian_Boos
    1 Post

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-10-18T15:45:13Z  
    This did not work for express. When I downloaded the Install Manager (specific from the Express Download page). It did overwrite the appropriate files. However, I get an error about the repository not being sent. I guess I will have to use the developer url. Could you please just post the express repository url so I can manually add it to the IM.

    Has this process taken anyone else an extraordinary amount of time?
    > Has this process taken anyone else an extraordinary amount of time?

    Oh yes ;-)

    I would have preferred to find one download for the InstallationManager, and links to repositories as needed...
    But instead you're told to download the IM over and over again, just to replace the default repository.
    The sad thing is that this doesn't even seem to work: like some other people here I ended up with an empty repository list, desperately looking for a hint in the docs about what I could have missed or done wrong... until I finally stumbled upon this thread.

    So yes, the link given by UYSJ_Roland_Appleby above (14635287) also worked for me (on Linux x64, SuSE SLEDsp1):

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASDeveloperILAN

    Thanks guys! (and thanks IBM in the first place for making this download available ... even if this looks like a fight ;-) )
  • Scott Johnston
    Scott Johnston
    100 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2011-10-18T16:24:35Z  
    > Has this process taken anyone else an extraordinary amount of time?

    Oh yes ;-)

    I would have preferred to find one download for the InstallationManager, and links to repositories as needed...
    But instead you're told to download the IM over and over again, just to replace the default repository.
    The sad thing is that this doesn't even seem to work: like some other people here I ended up with an empty repository list, desperately looking for a hint in the docs about what I could have missed or done wrong... until I finally stumbled upon this thread.

    So yes, the link given by UYSJ_Roland_Appleby above (14635287) also worked for me (on Linux x64, SuSE SLEDsp1):

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASDeveloperILAN

    Thanks guys! (and thanks IBM in the first place for making this download available ... even if this looks like a fight ;-) )
    After obtaining internal approval and agreements, I am happy to share all of the WebSphere Application Server Trial and ILAN offering repositories with you all:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASEXPRESSTrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASBASETrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASDeveloperILAN
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASIHSILAN
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASSupplementsILAN

    The first four repositories are for the Express, Base, Developers and Network Deployment editions of WebSphere Application Server.

    The fifth repository contains the IBM HTTP Server, should you want to try using a web server as a front-end to your application server. Be sure to add the Supplements respository too and install the WebSphere Customization Toolbox to have access to the Web Server Plug-ins and the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool.

    The last repository contains a collection of Supplemental offerings, including:
    - Web Server Plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server, which will be needed to get a web server to communicate with the WebSphere Application Server.
    - WebSphere Customization Toolbox, which contains tools such as the Profile Management Tool for z/OS and Migration Management Tool for z/OS for use with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. It also has the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool which greatly facilitates the configuring of communication between the web server and the application server via the web server plug-ins.
    - Pluggable Application Clients and Application Clients, which includes resources and clients to aid development of application clients for use with WebSphere Application Server.

    Additional work is on-going that will help to reduce or eliminate the need to return to the Trials website and re-download the Installation Manager installer just to get the additional repositories automatically listed in Installation Manager.

    In the mean time, the repositories listed above can be manually added to Installation Manager by going to File > Preferences > Repositories and then using the Add Repositories dialog to add them.
    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2012-04-18T14:50:43Z  
    After obtaining internal approval and agreements, I am happy to share all of the WebSphere Application Server Trial and ILAN offering repositories with you all:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASEXPRESSTrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASBASETrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASDeveloperILAN
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASIHSILAN
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASSupplementsILAN

    The first four repositories are for the Express, Base, Developers and Network Deployment editions of WebSphere Application Server.

    The fifth repository contains the IBM HTTP Server, should you want to try using a web server as a front-end to your application server. Be sure to add the Supplements respository too and install the WebSphere Customization Toolbox to have access to the Web Server Plug-ins and the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool.

    The last repository contains a collection of Supplemental offerings, including:
    - Web Server Plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server, which will be needed to get a web server to communicate with the WebSphere Application Server.
    - WebSphere Customization Toolbox, which contains tools such as the Profile Management Tool for z/OS and Migration Management Tool for z/OS for use with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. It also has the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool which greatly facilitates the configuring of communication between the web server and the application server via the web server plug-ins.
    - Pluggable Application Clients and Application Clients, which includes resources and clients to aid development of application clients for use with WebSphere Application Server.

    Additional work is on-going that will help to reduce or eliminate the need to return to the Trials website and re-download the Installation Manager installer just to get the additional repositories automatically listed in Installation Manager.

    In the mean time, the repositories listed above can be manually added to Installation Manager by going to File > Preferences > Repositories and then using the Add Repositories dialog to add them.
    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
    Jeezez. Why are one forced to download the entire IM for every product that you want. I already have it installed.
    All it does is add the repos for whatever I am trying to install.

    What is the repository url for Websphere Application Server v7 ?

    Thanks, Moe
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2013-01-25T17:50:04Z  
    After obtaining internal approval and agreements, I am happy to share all of the WebSphere Application Server Trial and ILAN offering repositories with you all:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASEXPRESSTrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASBASETrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASDeveloperILAN
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASIHSILAN
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASSupplementsILAN

    The first four repositories are for the Express, Base, Developers and Network Deployment editions of WebSphere Application Server.

    The fifth repository contains the IBM HTTP Server, should you want to try using a web server as a front-end to your application server. Be sure to add the Supplements respository too and install the WebSphere Customization Toolbox to have access to the Web Server Plug-ins and the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool.

    The last repository contains a collection of Supplemental offerings, including:
    - Web Server Plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server, which will be needed to get a web server to communicate with the WebSphere Application Server.
    - WebSphere Customization Toolbox, which contains tools such as the Profile Management Tool for z/OS and Migration Management Tool for z/OS for use with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. It also has the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool which greatly facilitates the configuring of communication between the web server and the application server via the web server plug-ins.
    - Pluggable Application Clients and Application Clients, which includes resources and clients to aid development of application clients for use with WebSphere Application Server.

    Additional work is on-going that will help to reduce or eliminate the need to return to the Trials website and re-download the Installation Manager installer just to get the additional repositories automatically listed in Installation Manager.

    In the mean time, the repositories listed above can be manually added to Installation Manager by going to File > Preferences > Repositories and then using the Add Repositories dialog to add them.
    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
    Hi Scott,

    Can you please share repository for websphere 8.5.

    Thanks,
    Shashank
  • Scott Johnston
    Scott Johnston
    100 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2013-01-25T18:35:52Z  
    Hi Scott,

    Can you please share repository for websphere 8.5.

    Thanks,
    Shashank
    The WebSphere Application Server version 8.5 repository locations follow the same patter as version 8.0:

    WAS v8.5 Trials & ILAN repository locations
    WebSphere Application Server - Express v8.5
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASExpressTrial

    WebSphere Application Server
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASBASETrial

    WebSphere Application Server for Developers
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASDeveloperILAN

    WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment Edition
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASNDTrial

    WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment DMZ Proxy
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85NDDMZTrial

    WebSphere Application Server Edge Load Balancer
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85EDGEULBTRIAL

    IBM HTTP Server
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85IHSILAN

    WebSphere Application Server Supplements
    (includes IHS, Web Server Plug-ins, WebSphere Customization Toolkit which has the Web Server Plug-in Config Tool, and more)
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V85WASSupplements

    WebSphere Web 2.0 and Mobile Toolkit
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V11W2MTKILAN

    Note that the WebSphere Application Server repositories already include links into the repository for the WebSphere Supplements. So, for example, after adding the respository for WebSphere Application Server, when you go through the Install Wizard you will also have options displayed to choose to install IBM HTTP Server, the web server plug-ins and the WebSphere Customization Toolkit.

    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2013-03-21T10:40:03Z  
    After obtaining internal approval and agreements, I am happy to share all of the WebSphere Application Server Trial and ILAN offering repositories with you all:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASEXPRESSTrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASBASETrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASDeveloperILAN
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASIHSILAN
    http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASSupplementsILAN

    The first four repositories are for the Express, Base, Developers and Network Deployment editions of WebSphere Application Server.

    The fifth repository contains the IBM HTTP Server, should you want to try using a web server as a front-end to your application server. Be sure to add the Supplements respository too and install the WebSphere Customization Toolbox to have access to the Web Server Plug-ins and the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool.

    The last repository contains a collection of Supplemental offerings, including:
    - Web Server Plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server, which will be needed to get a web server to communicate with the WebSphere Application Server.
    - WebSphere Customization Toolbox, which contains tools such as the Profile Management Tool for z/OS and Migration Management Tool for z/OS for use with WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. It also has the Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool which greatly facilitates the configuring of communication between the web server and the application server via the web server plug-ins.
    - Pluggable Application Clients and Application Clients, which includes resources and clients to aid development of application clients for use with WebSphere Application Server.

    Additional work is on-going that will help to reduce or eliminate the need to return to the Trials website and re-download the Installation Manager installer just to get the additional repositories automatically listed in Installation Manager.

    In the mean time, the repositories listed above can be manually added to Installation Manager by going to File > Preferences > Repositories and then using the Add Repositories dialog to add them.
    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
    when I input the url http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial.the url was changed to https://www-912.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial AND it appears 404 Error. WHY?
  • Scott Johnston
    Scott Johnston
    100 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2013-03-21T12:12:32Z  
    when I input the url http://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial.the url was changed to https://www-912.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial AND it appears 404 Error. WHY?
    Sometimes the servers can be particular, so try adding "repository.config" to the end of the URL. For example:
    --> https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial/repository.config

    If you put this URL into a web browser, you should get a prompt for your IBM.com authentication credentials. But remember that this URL is really intended to be used by IBM Installation Manager.

    The 404 error can also happen if all the required information in your IBM profile is not filled out. To check, go to this link:

    --> https://www.ibm.com/account/profile/us?page=regfaqhelp

    Sign in with your IBM id, and then select "My IBM profile" from the menu on the left. Any missing required fields will be flagged.

    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2013-03-21T14:23:25Z  
    Sometimes the servers can be particular, so try adding "repository.config" to the end of the URL. For example:
    --> https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/V8WASNDTrial/repository.config

    If you put this URL into a web browser, you should get a prompt for your IBM.com authentication credentials. But remember that this URL is really intended to be used by IBM Installation Manager.

    The 404 error can also happen if all the required information in your IBM profile is not filled out. To check, go to this link:

    --> https://www.ibm.com/account/profile/us?page=regfaqhelp

    Sign in with your IBM id, and then select "My IBM profile" from the menu on the left. Any missing required fields will be flagged.

    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
    Thanks very much for your answer.

    It is not a config file, should I copy the content to a new config file?
    I want to install WAS on linux, but the server machine cannot connect to Internet. And only download the IM,
    didnot download the file like WAS_ND_V8.5.ZIP. Should I download it? Where should I download it? OR just need the repository.config?

    Thanks
  • Scott Johnston
    Scott Johnston
    100 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2013-03-21T15:48:05Z  
    Thanks very much for your answer.

    It is not a config file, should I copy the content to a new config file?
    I want to install WAS on linux, but the server machine cannot connect to Internet. And only download the IM,
    didnot download the file like WAS_ND_V8.5.ZIP. Should I download it? Where should I download it? OR just need the repository.config?

    Thanks
    There are two methods for installing the trial editions of WebSphere Application Server. One method is to download only IBM Installation Manager and use it to install the trial edition. In this method, Installation Manager connects to a remote IBM-hosted repository on the internet to download the content and then install WebSphere Application Server. The alternative method is to download IBM Installation Manager and a set of compressed repository archives that contain the data for creating a local repository on your own machine or network that Installation Manager can access to install WebSphere Application Server.

    So, it sounds like what you are really trying to do is create local installation repositories on your own machine so you can install the WebSphere Application Server trial without having to access the internet. If that is the case, then you will need to download the archived installation repositories.

    Here is an overview of the process:

    Start at the WebSphere Application Server trial webpage:
    --> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ws/was/

    1. Go to the Download tab and click the second Download button, which is next to the Method labelled "Download Director or HTTP".
    2. Login to the download pages with your IBM.com credentials.
    3. On the download page, download IBM Installation Manager installer (only if you do not already have it downloaded) and the compressed archives for the installation package repositories for the products you plan to try. Note that some repositories are split into multiple parts. For instance, the WebSphere Application Server Trials have three parts. All three must be downloaded to create a complete install repository.
    4. Decompress and install IBM Installation Manager. This step can be skipped if you already have Installation Manager installed on the machine.
    5. Decompress the downloaded archives to the same folder to create installation package repositories in a central location.
    6. Configure Installation Manager with local repository locations you just created.
    7. Use the Installation Manager install wizard to install WebSphere Application Server v8.5 Trial Edition.
    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2013-03-21T16:17:31Z  
    There are two methods for installing the trial editions of WebSphere Application Server. One method is to download only IBM Installation Manager and use it to install the trial edition. In this method, Installation Manager connects to a remote IBM-hosted repository on the internet to download the content and then install WebSphere Application Server. The alternative method is to download IBM Installation Manager and a set of compressed repository archives that contain the data for creating a local repository on your own machine or network that Installation Manager can access to install WebSphere Application Server.

    So, it sounds like what you are really trying to do is create local installation repositories on your own machine so you can install the WebSphere Application Server trial without having to access the internet. If that is the case, then you will need to download the archived installation repositories.

    Here is an overview of the process:

    Start at the WebSphere Application Server trial webpage:
    --> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ws/was/

    1. Go to the Download tab and click the second Download button, which is next to the Method labelled "Download Director or HTTP".
    2. Login to the download pages with your IBM.com credentials.
    3. On the download page, download IBM Installation Manager installer (only if you do not already have it downloaded) and the compressed archives for the installation package repositories for the products you plan to try. Note that some repositories are split into multiple parts. For instance, the WebSphere Application Server Trials have three parts. All three must be downloaded to create a complete install repository.
    4. Decompress and install IBM Installation Manager. This step can be skipped if you already have Installation Manager installed on the machine.
    5. Decompress the downloaded archives to the same folder to create installation package repositories in a central location.
    6. Configure Installation Manager with local repository locations you just created.
    7. Use the Installation Manager install wizard to install WebSphere Application Server v8.5 Trial Edition.
    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
    I am confused that which one to download,It seems like +IBM WebSphere Application Base Trial,including Liberty Profile v8.5+? If I want to use JDK 1.7, should I download +IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition V7.0.1.0+?
  • Scott Johnston
    Scott Johnston
    100 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2013-03-21T16:37:02Z  
    I am confused that which one to download,It seems like +IBM WebSphere Application Base Trial,including Liberty Profile v8.5+? If I want to use JDK 1.7, should I download +IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition V7.0.1.0+?
    I understand your confusion. There are a lot of trial offerings available for download.

    The repository for the trial editions of WebSphere Application Server includes installation data for both the traditional full WebSphere Application Server and the new lightweight WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile. The repository for the trial editions of WebSphere Application Server also includes JDK 1.6, which is always installed with WebSphere Application Server. Because this single repository contains so much content, it was split into three parts to make it a little easier to download.

    However, there is also a separate and much smaller repository that contains only the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile content if you are only interested in trying it out.

    If you want to use JDK 1.7 with the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile, then you have to download that archived repository too.

    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: what's the repository URL?

    ‏2013-03-22T02:10:51Z  
    I understand your confusion. There are a lot of trial offerings available for download.

    The repository for the trial editions of WebSphere Application Server includes installation data for both the traditional full WebSphere Application Server and the new lightweight WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile. The repository for the trial editions of WebSphere Application Server also includes JDK 1.6, which is always installed with WebSphere Application Server. Because this single repository contains so much content, it was split into three parts to make it a little easier to download.

    However, there is also a separate and much smaller repository that contains only the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile content if you are only interested in trying it out.

    If you want to use JDK 1.7 with the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile, then you have to download that archived repository too.

    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
    Scott,

    Is there any manual about how to change jdk1.6 to jdk1.7?

    Thanks