[AIX Solaris HP-UX Linux Windows]

Task overview: Installing

Use this high-level procedure to install and customize IBM® WebSphere® Application Server.

About this task

Perform the following procedure to learn about how to create a running version of WebSphere Application Server on your machine.

If you are planning to migrate from an earlier version, you can install the WebSphere Application Server product before migrating.

You can install the WebSphere Application Server product without the Liberty profile, WebSphere Application Server with the Liberty profile, or just the Liberty profile.


  • Install WebSphere Application Server.
    1. Review the installation solution diagrams to help you plan a design for your application serving topology.

      Use the diagrams to identify and select your installation path.

    2. Prepare your operating platform for installation.
    3. Install your WebSphere Application Server product.
    4. Configure the product.

      You can use the [AIX Solaris HP-UX Linux Windows]Profile Management Tool or the manageprofiles command to configure application server runtime environments, called profiles.

      See the documentation on creating profiles for more information.

    5. Optional: Install IBM WebSphere SDK Java™ Technology Edition Version 7.0.
    6. Optional: Consider migrating a previous installation to Version 8.5.

      You can migrate the configuration and applications from a previous installation of another version of WebSphere Application Server.

  • Install the Liberty profile application-serving environment with or without the tools.