Installing Websphere Application Server 7.0 in Silent Mode on Linux

Step 1) Download Websphere Installer from the official IBM Site

There are two types of installers, BASE Edition and Network Deployment.Only Base Edition is available for trail. We can only create standalone servers with that.Network Deployment Installer comes with additional fetaures like Clustering. You can check the official Website for more details.

Step 2) Extract the installer

tar -pxvzf

Step 3) Create a responsefile.base.txt with the following content.

-OPT allowNonRootSilentInstall=”true”
-OPT disableOSPrereqChecking=”true”
-OPT disableNonBlockingPrereqChecking=”true”
-OPT installType=”installNew”
-OPT feature=”noFeature”
-OPT installLocation=”/home/apps/ebsi/fkmd/WAS/AppServer”
-OPT PROF_enableAdminSecurity=”true”
-OPT PROF_adminUserName=wasadmin
-OPT PROF_adminPassword=wasadmin
-OPT PROF_profileName=AppSrv01
-OPT PROF_hostName=localhost
-OPT PROF_nodeName=node01 –
-OPT PROF_defaultPorts=”true”
-OPT traceLevel=INFO

Step 4) Install with the following options

./install –options responsefile.base.txt -silent

Check the following location to verify that the installation went fine.

Normally it takes 10-15 minutes for the installation.

Step 5) Start the Server
$ pwd
$ ./ server1
ADMU0116I: Tool information is being logged in file
ADMU0128I: Starting tool with the AppSrv01 profile
ADMU3100I: Reading configuration for server: server1
ADMU3200I: Server launched. Waiting for initialization status.
ADMU3000I: Server server1 open for e-business; process id is 30162

Step 6) Access the console with credentials wasadmin/wasadmin

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