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


  1. Hi Fisal,

    ThanQ I am very new to the Websphere, pls let me knw how to move further into the sub deeply.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Sandeep N

    1. Hello Sandeep,

      You can get the Websphere administration guide from the below link.
      The book covers most information that you are looking for.

      Part 1. The basics
      Chapter 1. WebSphere Application Server
      Chapter 2. System management: A technical overview
      Chapter 3. Getting started with profiles
      Chapter 4. Administration basics
      Chapter 5. Administration with scripting
      Chapter 6. Configuring WebSphere resources
      Chapter 7. Managing Web servers
      Part 2. Messaging with WebSphere
      Chapter 8. Asynchronous messaging
      Chapter 9. Default messaging provider
      Part 3. Working with applications
      Chapter 10. Session management
      Chapter 11. WebSphere naming implementation
      Chapter 12. Understanding class loaders
      Chapter 13. Packaging applications
      Chapter 14. Deploying applications


  2. Hi Anand,

    Hope u remember me, I was with Oracle Support.I am starting with WebSphere Application Server,
    I was looking out WAS logs analyser concept.
    How to generate a files similar to Thread Dump and Heap Dump in Weblogic with Websphere?


    1. Hi Satya,

      The steps to generate thread dump and heap dump is the same on WAS as it is on WLS.


  3. Thank you very much. It was very helpful for me to figure out the issues i were facing. Thanks a lot.

  4. I have to say that important sections of response file are missing. There is no line with accepting licence agreement, no type of server defined etc.

  5. -OPT silentInstallLicenseAcceptance=”true” r “false”

    you just add this line

  6. Hi, this is a very nice example. and I was able to install WAS 7.0 easily. Thanks.

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