Creating a custom profile

You create a custom profile (for example, Custom01) that contains the node agent process and the managed server process that is part of the cluster.

About this task

It is a good practice to install IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server on a single-node cluster and then, after the installation, to expand your cluster by adding new managed nodes and cluster members. Refer to the post-installation tasks for details about adding new managed nodes and cluster members.


Create a custom profile by using the Profile Management Tool or the manageprofiles command line tool.
The Profile Management Tool is located in the bin/ProfileManagement directory of a WebSphere® Application Server installation.

See the IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment documentation for more information:

Method Procedure
Using the Profile Management Tool1
Using the manageprofiles command line tool
1If you use the Profile Management Tool, adhere to the following guidelines when creating a custom profile:
  • On the Federation panel, ensure that the host name and port information match your deployment manager (the default information is localhost and 8879). Make sure that you do not select Federate this node later check box. Specify the deployment manager user name and password.
  • For most cases, choose the Typical profile creation option. If you want to modify default attributes of the deployment manager profile (such as the port numbers), select the Advanced profile creation option.


AIX® : The following example illustrates how you use the manageprofiles command to create a custom profile: -create -templatePath profileTemplates/managed/ -profileName <profile_name> -dmgrHost <dmgr_host_name> -dmgrPort <dmgr_port_number> -adminUserName <admin_user_name> -adminPassword <admin_password>

What to do next

Create a cluster and cluster members.