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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-01-08T22:02:43Z by Scott Johnston
SystemAdmin
SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic Launching web admin console

‏2012-12-28T19:38:08Z |
After nearly 3 days and nights straight experimenting with the 60-day trial version of this software, I have yet to be able to achieve what we are looking for.
When I am installing the 8.5 version, having installed and then uninstalled this several times, and each time I installed it, I chose to install it with the default liberty profile. Out of the 7 times I installed, uninstalled and installed 8.5 ND, half of the time, the Liberty profile didn’t install correctly, if at all, and in the times it didn’t, I was unable to even configure it to the point of even launching the web-based admin console to really configure it.
I have it installed on a Solaris 10 server. When I issue the command:
./startManager.sh
It comes back and says:
The specified profile "Liberty" cannot be found. If a default profile exists and you wish to use it, the -profileName parameter is not required.

I installed the Liberty profile already, and it doesn't see it. When I get past that hurdle am I assuming correctly that to launch it it would be:
http://myhostname.com:9043/ibm/console ?

So I think before I get any further with saying yes or no to this, do you have – short of the IBM website that supposedly has instructions on this, which are at best vague and elusive, the installation instructions that detail how to do the following:

The exact syntax for making sure that the admin console is running, and launching it from a browser.
This version doesn’t come with a detailed option first steps program to test the installation, validate the installation and launch the admin console. How is this done?
After installing the defaults, I start the admin console by issuing the script startManager.sh. It looks for a profile prior to starting. It errors if one isn’t created. According to the documentation on your site, it says the syntax to create a profile when the default isn’t present is to go to the /opt/IBM/Websphere/AppServer/bin directory and execute the manageprofiles.sh script with the parameters specified in this example: ./manageprofiles.sh -create -Newprofile AppServer. This was the only syntax to issue this script that even came close to working. And when it creates the profile, it errors stating: /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/config/cells/suns02Node01Cell/nodes/suns02Node01/servers/dmgr/server.xml file not found. So when I look for that directory the script states in needs to look for I find that the directory /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/config/cells/suns02Node01Cell/nodes/suns02Node01/servers/server1/ doesn’t even exist. The default installation configures it as /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/config/cells/suns02Node01Cell/nodes/suns02Node01/servers/dmgr/server.xml. And when I manually change that directory name to dmgr, and rerun the script – it still generates the same error.

So these are some of the rudimentary hurdles with your product that I am having that is gaining me nothing but hours upon hours of lost time simply trying to configure the basics of this product.

Now if there is someone who is in a support role who is an expert at installing this, I can wipe the system clean, start from scratch and repeat this while I have them on the phone to ensure they know what I am doing step by step and then guide me down the right path to get the admin console up and running, because thus far, I have found this version to be a reverse engineering task to simply install it and get it up and running.
Updated on 2013-01-08T22:02:43Z at 2013-01-08T22:02:43Z by Scott Johnston
  • Scott Johnston
    Scott Johnston
    97 Posts

    Re: Launching web admin console

    ‏2013-01-02T15:09:59Z  
    The WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile v8.5 is a highly composable, fast to start, dynamic application server runtime environment. Although the Liberty profile can installed alongside the WebSphere Application Server full profile, Liberty functions completely separate from all other applications servers on your machine. Unfortunately, the word "profile" has taken on dual meanings with the WAS v8.5 release; first meaning the type of application server code-base which is installed (traditional WAS runtime versus Liberty), and the collection of configuration files for runtime environments in traditional WAS (default app server, admin agent, job manager, deployment manager, etc.).

    Therefore, you do not need to install the Liberty profile content to create the traditional WebSphere application servers with which you might already be familiar. And, the admin console app which is deployed to traditional WAS profiles is not functional with Liberty profile application server, but rather only in certain profile types created with traditional WAS.

    However, if you are interested in trying out the fast new stream-lined application server in the Liberty profile, I recommend reading about Liberty in the Information Center to familiarize yourself with the new type of application server.

    • What's new in WebSphere Application Server v8.5:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.nd.doc/ae/welc_newinrelease.html

    • About the Liberty profile:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/topics/cwlp_about.html

    • Installing the Liberty profile:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/topics/twlp_inst.html

    • Setting up the Liberty profile application server environment:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/topics/twlp_setup.html

    • Developing applications in the Liberty profile:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/topics/thread_twlp_devenv.html

    Additionally, the WASDev.net website has a whole section dedicated to Liberty profile:
    --> https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/wasdev/tags/liberty?lang=en
    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    64 Posts

    Re: Launching web admin console

    ‏2013-01-08T18:31:21Z  
    The WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile v8.5 is a highly composable, fast to start, dynamic application server runtime environment. Although the Liberty profile can installed alongside the WebSphere Application Server full profile, Liberty functions completely separate from all other applications servers on your machine. Unfortunately, the word "profile" has taken on dual meanings with the WAS v8.5 release; first meaning the type of application server code-base which is installed (traditional WAS runtime versus Liberty), and the collection of configuration files for runtime environments in traditional WAS (default app server, admin agent, job manager, deployment manager, etc.).

    Therefore, you do not need to install the Liberty profile content to create the traditional WebSphere application servers with which you might already be familiar. And, the admin console app which is deployed to traditional WAS profiles is not functional with Liberty profile application server, but rather only in certain profile types created with traditional WAS.

    However, if you are interested in trying out the fast new stream-lined application server in the Liberty profile, I recommend reading about Liberty in the Information Center to familiarize yourself with the new type of application server.

    • What's new in WebSphere Application Server v8.5:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.nd.doc/ae/welc_newinrelease.html

    • About the Liberty profile:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/topics/cwlp_about.html

    • Installing the Liberty profile:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/topics/twlp_inst.html

    • Setting up the Liberty profile application server environment:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/topics/twlp_setup.html

    • Developing applications in the Liberty profile:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/topics/thread_twlp_devenv.html

    Additionally, the WASDev.net website has a whole section dedicated to Liberty profile:
    --> https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/wasdev/tags/liberty?lang=en
    Regards,
    Scott Johnston
    WebSphere Application Server
    Install & Configuration User Experience Lead
    Did you test the links you put there??? Only does the first one work, all others say "Topic not found
    The topic that you have requested is not available. The link may be wrong, or you may not have the corresponding product feature installed. This online help only includes documentation for features that are installed."
  • Scott Johnston
    Scott Johnston
    97 Posts

    Re: Launching web admin console

    ‏2013-01-08T22:02:43Z  
    Did you test the links you put there??? Only does the first one work, all others say "Topic not found
    The topic that you have requested is not available. The link may be wrong, or you may not have the corresponding product feature installed. This online help only includes documentation for features that are installed."
    Thank you for alerting me to the problem with the hyperlinks I provided. Here are the correct links to the articles I was citing:

    What's new in WebSphere Application Server v8.5:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.nd.doc/ae/welc_newinrelease.html

    About the Liberty profile:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/ae/cwlp_about.html

    Installing the Liberty profile:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/ae/twlp_inst.html

    Setting up the Liberty profile application server environment:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/ae/twlp_setup.html

    Developing applications in the Liberty profile:
    --> http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v8r5/topic/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.doc/ae/thread_twlp_devenv.html
    Additionally, the WASDev.net website has a whole section dedicated to Liberty profile:
    --> https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/wasdev/tags/liberty?lang=en

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