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WebSphere Liberty for developers


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The lightweight WebSphere Liberty is production-ready and designed for developers.

Installation Instructions

There are two ways to download and install the WebSphere Liberty V21.0.0.2 packages:

  • From within your Eclipse IDE.
  • As a standalone ZIP file that you unzip.

Installing from within Eclipse

To install WebSphere Liberty using Eclipse:

1.  If you don’t already have Eclipse, install Eclipse 2020.06 for Java EE Developers.
2.  Drag the following Install button Drag to your running Eclipse workspace. onto the Eclipse toolbar then follow the prompts. This installs the WebSphere Developer Tools into your Eclipse installation.
3.  In the Servers view of Eclipse, right-click to define a new WebSphere Liberty server. This opens a wizard to guide you through the process. The wizard includes the option to download and install the runtime as a part of defining a new server.

Installing from the ZIP file

Complete the following steps to install WebSphere Liberty from the ZIP file:

1.  Download one of the WebSphere Liberty V21.0.0.2 packages from the list of packages on this page.
2.  Unzip.

Installing using Maven, Gradle, or Docker

If you're using Maven:


To install additional features with Maven, see the Liberty Maven plugin docs.

If you're using Gradle:

dependencies {
  libertyRuntime group: '', name: 'wlp-kernel', version: ''

To install additional features with Gradle, see the Liberty Gradle plugin docs.

If you're using Docker, use our image on Docker Hub:

docker pull websphere-liberty
Installing additional features
The installUtility command (located in the wlp/bin folder) can be used to install additional features from the Liberty Repository such as adminCenter-1.0, servlet-3.0, collectiveController-1.0, or a feature bundle such as ndControllerBundle (includes adminCenter-1.0 and collectiveController-1.0), e.g.
bin/installUtility install adminCenter-1.0

You can also install all features required by a configured server using:

bin/installUtility install serverName

Download Package

WebSphere Liberty is licensed software. By downloading and using the software, you agree to be bound by the terms of the software license agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms, do not download or use the software.

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
19 February 2021