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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.

Important: Concurrent profile creation is not supported for one set of core product files. Concurrent attempts to create profiles result in a warning about a profile creation already in progress.

You must provide enough system temporary space to create a profile. For information, read about the file system requirements for profiles.

Supported configurations: The Profile Management Tool graphical user interface (GUI) for 64-bit architectures is available on Linux for zSeries platforms, x86-based Linux and Windows platforms, Linux on Power PC platforms, and AIX Power PC platforms. However, you can use the Profile Management Tool GUI on other 64–bit architectures if you use a WebSphere Application Server 32–bit installation.
Issue the pmt.sh command here from the WAS-HOME//bin/ProfileManagement directory to launch the Profile Management Tool GUI:

[ or later]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 server.

    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.


You have created one or more profiles using the Profile Management Tool.

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.