Managed server requirements
The servers to be managed by WebSphere Automation must meet certain requirements.
Usage metering requirement
- WebSphere Application Server (all editions) 22.214.171.124 and later
- WebSphere Application Server (all editions) 126.96.36.199 and later
- WebSphere Application Server Liberty (all editions) 188.8.131.52 and later
As service updates or new versions of WebSphere software are installed, the security status of the server inventory is updated.
Security fix installation and health monitoring requirements
In addition to the usage metering requirement, servers must meet these requirements for security fix installation and health monitoring by WebSphere Automation.
|Requirement||Security fix installation||Health monitoring|
|Python and Python3 (installed and on the PATH for all users)||Python 3 (version 3.5 or later)||Python 3 (version 3.5 or later)|
|Java™ (installed and on the PATH for all users) (WebSphere Application Server Liberty only)||Required||Required|
|Windows servers must have PowerShell 5.1 or later installed||Required||Required|
|Servers must be accessible from WebSphere Automation with SSH (Linux® or UNIX), or SSH or WinRM (Windows)||Required||Required|
|All Linux and UNIX servers must be accessible with the same SSH credentials and user account. Windows servers must be accessible with the same SSH or WinRM credentials and user account.||Required||Required|
|The user account must have permissions to use the
|On Linux and UNIX servers, the user account must have at least read
access to the WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Application Server Liberty installation and profile directories. If the owner of
these installation or profile directories is different from the user account, the user account must
have ability to become that user by using the
|On Linux and UNIX servers, if a custom data location was used when
Installation Manager was installed in group mode, Installation Manager must either be reinstalled
without a custom data location or the InstallationManager.dat file must be
placed in the following
If Installation Manager is installed in administrator mode, the installation must be managed by a user with administrator privileges.
|The user account must have access to heap dump files that are generated by WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Application Server Liberty||N/A||Required|
|On Windows servers, the user account must either have:
|Instana agent must be installed and configured to communicate with an installation of Instana. For more information, see Setting up Instana to send alerts to WebSphere Automation.||N/A||Required|
soap.client.propsfile of each node where a heap dump might be generated.