Managing profiles using the graphical user interface
You can create profiles, which define runtime environments, using the Profile Management Tool. Using profiles instead of multiple product installations saves disk space and simplifies updating the product because a single set of core product files is maintained.
Before you begin
Before you use the Profile Management Tool, install the product files.
The Profile Management Tool is the graphical user interface for the manageprofiles command. See the description of the manageprofiles command for more information.
You must provide enough system temporary space to create a profile. For information, read about the file system requirements for profiles.
The K-UX operating system supports only the command line for the Profile Management Tool. The graphical user interface of the Profile Management Tool is not supported; instead, use the manageprofiles command. For more information, see manageprofiles command.
About this task
The installation procedure creates one profile named default for an application server named server1. You can use the Profile Management Tool or the manageprofiles command to create more application server processes. For example, a second profile can allow two different teams in a department to test independently of one another using the same machine. You can also create an administrative agent profile so that you can administer multiple application servers from a single administrative interface.
- Create a management profile with an administrative agent
You can create a management profile for the administrative agent to administer multiple application servers that run customer applications only. The administrative agent provides a single administrative console to administer the application servers.
- Create an application server profile.
Create an application server profile so that you can make applications available to the Internet or to an intranet, typically using Java™ technology.
What to do next
See the description of the manageprofiles command to learn more about the command-line alternative method of creating a profile and to see examples of using the command.
Read about planning for installation for examples of configurations that you can create by creating profiles.