Testing the IBM InfoSphere Information Services Director installation

After you install and configure IBM® InfoSphere® Information Services Director, test the installation.

Before you begin

You must have suite administrator credentials or have already set up credentials that have user authority.


  1. Start the IBM InfoSphere DataStage® and QualityStage® Administrator client:
    1. On the computer where you installed the InfoSphere Information Services Director client, click Start > All Programs > IBM InfoSphere Information Server > IBM InfoSphere Information Server console.
    2. Log in to the console with credentials that have the Information Services Director Administrator role or suite administrator credentials. If it asks you to install a certificate, install it in the trusted store.
    3. When you are prompted for the server where the services tier is installed, select a URL in the Host name of the services tier list. If the URL is not in the list, type the URL into the field. The URL is in the form server_name:port_number.
      The server name and port values depend on whether IBM WebSphere® Application Server clustering is set up within your services tier configuration.:
      Table 1. Host and port values for different configurations
      WebSphere Application Server configuration Host value Port value (HTTPS protocol)
      Clustering is configured The host name or IP address of the front-end dispatcher (either the Web server or the load balancer). Do not use the host name of a particular cluster member. HTTPS secure port of the front-end dispatcher (for example, 443). Do not use the port number of a particular cluster member.
      Clustering is not configured The host name or IP address of the computer where WebSphere Application Server is installed. HTTPS transport secure port (configured as WC_defaulthost_secure in WebSphere Application Server). Default: 9443
  2. Expand the Enabling Information Services section in the Getting Started pane to begin deploying integration logic as services, cataloging and registering services, and setting up credentials.