Using virtual image templates to deploy WebSphere Application Server

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Ruth Willenborg, Qingbo Wang , David Gilgen, Shawn Smith, and Le He

Date archived: May 16, 2019 | Last updated: April 2008|First published: May 09, 2007

One significant advantage of server virtualization is the ability to rapidly provision new environments by using libraries of virtual image templates. This article offers an approach and sample scripts for using IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment inside virtual machine templates. The approach leverages new capabilities provided in WebSphere Application Server V6, making the process of creating a template installation that is easily copied and customized for a new host much easier.

This article has been updated to include techniques and sample scripts for including WebSphere profiles, applications, and clusters inside WebSphere template images. These new techniques shorten activation time and simplify the use of template images in ISV scenarios, and with WebSphere products such as WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Process Server, and so on. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal.

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