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Step-by-Step Installation and Configuration of IBM WebSphere Portal V8.5

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WebSphere Portal Enable V8.5
Installation and Configuration of a Single Host Proof of Concept

an example of a configuration screen

Launching the New Config Wizard

Download Instructions
Using either IBM’s Partnerworld Software Catalog or IBM’s Passport Advantage locate the eAssembly part number CRRW9ML. The download list will include the following component parts:
IBM WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager V8.5 Multilingual Quickstart Guide (CIYE7ML )
IBM WebSphere Portal Enable Setup V8.5 Multiplatform Multilingual IMPORTANT: All parts of this image (Setup, Install, WAS ND, SDK) must be extracted into the same directory to create an installable image (CIYW3ML )
IBM WebSphere Portal Server Install V8.5 Multiplatform Multilingual IMPORTANT: All parts of this image (Setup, Install, WAS ND, SDK) must be extracted into the same directory to create an installable image (CIYV9ML )
IBM WebSphere Portal Enable Install V8.5 Multiplatform Multilingual IMPORTANT: All parts of this image (Setup, Install, WAS ND, SDK) must be extracted into the same directory to create an installable image (CIYW4ML )
IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V8.5.5.2 Multiplatform Multilingual IMPORTANT: All parts of this image (Setup, Install, WAS ND, SDK) must be extracted into the same directory to create an installable image (CIYW0ML )
IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition V7.0.6.1 Multiplatform Multilingual IMPORTANT: All parts of this image (Setup, Install, WAS ND, SDK) must be extracted into the same directory to create an installable image (CIYW1ML )
IBM WebSphere Portal V8.5 Remote Search and Document Conversion Services Multiplatform Multilingual (CIYW2ML )
Other Software
In order to configure the evaluation environment for conventional fault tolerance and scalability additional software components are needed.
IBM DB2 Workgroup Server Edition – Restricted Use V10.5 for Windows on AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems (x64) Multilingual (CIWN9ML ) NOTE: This may not be needed if installing a simple single host proof of concept that includes IBM Security Directory Server for which DB2 9.7 is included.
IBM Security Directory Server
IBM Security Directory Server v6.3.1 Client-Server with entitlement(zip file) for Windows Multilingual (CIS0HML )
IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1, IM 1.7 for Windows Multilingual 
(CIS0JML )
IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1, JDK 1.6 SR 14 for Windows Multilingual (CIS0KML )
IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1, DB2 v 9.7 FP6 for Windows Multilingual (CIS0LML )
IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1, eWAS 7.0.0.29 for Windows Multilingual (CIS0MML )
IBM Security Directory Server 6.3.1, GSKit 8.0.14.26 for Windows Multilingual (CIS0NML )

Unpacking Procedures
For the purpose of these notes we are doing an install on Windows Server 2012. Extraction is done using 7-zip based on prior experience with extraction using native Windows tools.
Extracting IBM WebSphere Portal Enable
Take note of the comments in the download list regarding proper unpacking in order to create an installable image. These parts should be extracted such that they form a single directory: CIYW3ML,CIYV9ML,CIYW4ML, CIYW0ML, CIYW1ML.
In addition you should extract these parts into folders of their own: CIYW2ML and CIYE7ML).
Extracting DB2 should be done into a single DB2 folder.
Extracting IBM Security Directory server should be extracted into a single IDS directory.

A complete and illustrated procedure guide is available in PDF format.  I just got too lazy to post the whole process as a blog post so be sure to take advantage of the detailed guide: Installation and Configuration of IBM WebSphere Portal Enable V8.5

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Tip: Rational Application Developer & Portal Home Page

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You might be using a development server where another team has implemented a page hierarchy. You know something is wrong when you try to run your portlet application on the server and the pages used by Rational to display the portlet aren’t available.

What happened? In all likelihood the original label named Home has been deleted. This isn’t a bad thing but Rational expects to find a page whose unique name was associated with that label. To fix the problem choose a location in the page hierarchy such as a top node in your custom hierarchy and create a sibling (or a child) and provide ibm.portal.Home as the unique name. This, of course, assumes you don’t already have a node with such a name. Furthermore, if you do have such a node, then there is another problem than the one this tip assumes.

Now, when you attempt to run your portlet application on the server, the tool can create a child of the predefined node and launch the page that displays your portlet.

Written by David Wilkerson

April 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm