Question & Answer
Does IBM® WebSphere® Portal Server v6.0 come with Rational® Application Developer (RAD) v7.0 and where can you find information on installing WebSphere Portal Server v6.0 with Rational Application Developer v7.0?
WebSphere Portal Server v6.0 comes with Rational Application Developer v7.0.
It is an optional install and optional multi-part download for Rational Application Developer v7.0 from IBM Passport Advantage.
In order to install the WebSphere Portal Server v6.0 component of Rational Application Developer v7.0, you need to review the Installing the WebSphere Portal Version 6.0 Test Environment section of the Rational Application Developer v7.0 Installation Guide.
Note in step 10:
"....for business process support, and click Next to continue. Important: If you...."
TIP: Unless you need WPPS, also referred to as Business Process server, it is suggested that you do not install this component for the following reasons:
- WPPS will take up unnecessary disk space
- WPPS will increase the startup time of the WebSphere Portal Server v6.0
Note: Review the following artcile for more tips on improving performnace:
Installing and configuring WebSphere Portal V6.0 Servers for development with Rational Application Developer V7.0 and Rational Software Architect V7.0
- Rational Application Developer V7 Programming Guide (SG24-7501-00):
Appendix A. Product installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the WebSphere Portal V6.0 test environment . . . . . . . . .
- Take a test drive: Installing and configuring the site
Note: This is essentially a tutorial with screen captures. This can be followed by correlating the screen captures with the steps in the Installing the WebSphere Portal Version 6.0 Test Environment section of the Rational Application Developer v7.0 Installation Guide.
If additional or specific help is needed to install WebSphere Portal Server v6.0, contact IBM WebSphere Portal server support through the usual IBM Support channels.
10 September 2020