Setting up a preinstalled application server

For a new installation in a non-clustered environment, you might use the IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server installation program to install IBM WebSphere® Application Server Network Deployment or IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile. If you choose to use WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, you can use an existing supported version of the application server or preinstall it yourself.

If you want to implement a cluster for high availability, failover, and scalability, then you must use a preinstalled and configured version of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. You cannot opt to use an application server that is installed by the InfoSphere Information Server installation program.