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Compatibility of IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) and IBM WebSphere Portal releases

Question & Answer


Question

Which configuration combinations are supported to use the Coach portlets or other business process integration portlets from IBM Business Process Manager Advanced Versions 7.5.x, 8.0.x, or 8.5.x with WebSphere Portal? What are the required prerequisites?

Cause

WebSphere Portal can be installed on IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5.x.

Answer

The following matrix covers which configurations are supported in a two-cell configuration.


Because of version dependencies on WebSphere Application Server, do not install IBM Business Process Manager and WebSphere Portal in a single cell.

For IBM Business Process Manager task completion, connect with IBM Business Process Manager using the WebSphere Portal Unified Task List and REST APIs.

For IBM Business Process Manager dashboards, connect with IBM Business Process Manager using JSR-286 portlets for human services that were generated in IBM Business Process Manager and are exposed as dashboards using IBM Web Services Remote Portlets (WSRP) 2.0.

Access MethodPortlets generated in IBM Business Process Manager for human services exposed as dashboards
Web services (SOAP) or
REST APIs
PrerequisitesNone specificNone specific
Versions

IBM Business Process ManagerWebSphere Portal Human services exposed as dashboards in IBM Business Process Manager are exported as portlets and deployed on WebSphere Portal Server using WSRP 2.0. Portlets (for example, the Unified Task List portlet) using REST API or web services calls against Business Process Manager
8.5.78.5Supported (preferred)Supported (preferred)
8.5, 8.5.5, 8.5.6, 8.5.78.0.0.x CF06Supported (preferred)Supported (preferred)
8.5, 8.5.5, 8.5.6, 8.5.77.0.0
Fix Pack 2
Supported (preferred)Supported (preferred)
8.0.18.0.0.x CF06Supported (preferred)Supported (preferred)
8.0.17.0.0
Fix Pack 2
Supported (preferred)Supported (preferred)
8.07.0.0
Fix Pack 2
Not supportedSupported
7.5.17.0.0
Fix Pack 2
Not supportedSupported
7.5.16.1.5Not supportedSupported
7.57.x Not supportedSupported
7.56.1.5Not supportedSupported


In addition, the following access methods are still possible. However the access methods in the previous table are preferred.

Access MethodUsing EJB Stubs
(portlets or WebSphere Portal business process integration portlets generated in WebSphere Integration Developer or Integration Designer)
Business Process Manager Human Task iWidgets using REST APIs
PrerequisitesIBM Business Process Manager client installation on WebSphere Portal ServerIBM Business Process Manager Advanced Human Task iWidgets installed and deployed on WebSphere Portal Server
Versions

IBM Business Process ManagerWebSphere Portal Portlets using EJB calls to connect with IBM Business Process Manager (not preferred)IBM Business Process Manager Human Task iWidgets using REST API calls (not preferred)
8.5.78.5Not supported Supported (not preferred)
Need Dojo V1.6.1
from the V7.0.0 Fix Pack 2 theme
8.5, 8.5.5, 8.5.6, 8.5.78.0.0.x CF06Supported Supported (not preferred)
Need Dojo V1.6.1
from the V7.0.0 Fix Pack 2 theme
8.5, 8.5.5, 8.5.6, 8.5.77.0.0
Fix Pack 2
Supported Supported (not preferred)
Need Dojo V1.6.1
from the V7.0.0 Fix Pack 2 theme
8.0.18.0.0.x CF06Supported Supported (not preferred)
Need Dojo V1.6.1
from the V7.0.0 Fix Pack 2 theme
8.0.17.0.0
Fix Pack 2
Supported Supported (not preferred)
Need Dojo V1.6.1
from the V7.0.0 Fix Pack 2 theme
8.07.0.0
Fix Pack 2
Supported using IBM Business Process Manager V7.5.x clientSupported (not preferred)
Need Dojo V1.6.1
from the V7.0.0 Fix Pack 2 theme
7.5.17.0.0
Fix Pack 2
Supported Supported (not preferred)
Need Dojo V1.6.1
from the V7.0.0 Fix Pack 2 theme
7.5.16.1.5Not supported Not supported
7.5.16.1.5Supported using WebSphere Process Server V6.2 client Not supported
7.57.x SupportedSupported (Dojo V1.4.3)
7.56.1.5Not supportedNot supported
7.56.1.5Supported using the WebSphere Process Server V6.2 client Not supported


For information about using business process integration portlets from WebSphere Process Server V7.x with WebSphere Portal server, see Compatibility of WebSphere Process Server V7 and WebSphere Portal.

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Product Synonym

BPM;WebSphere Portal

Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018

UID

swg21580260