Friday, 27 November 2009

Installing WebSphere Portal 6.1.5 on Linux ....

Having had a bit of a download fest in the office yesterday, I thought I'd start to document my first 6.1.5 installation.

I downloaded two deployments of WebSphere Portal: -

WebSphere Portal Express

- includes Lotus Web Content Management
- installs on/with/using DB2 UDB Express

WebSphere Portal Server

- just the portal framework with no WCM
- installs on/with/using Apache Derby ( aka Cloudscape )

For WebSphere Portal Express, I searched for, and downloaded elements of, the package known as: -

IBM WebSphere Portal Express for Linux x86, V6.1.5 Multilingual eAssembly (CR9UKML)

IL-Setup IBM WebSphere Portal Express V6.1.5 - IBM WebSphere Portal Express Install V6.1.5 (W-Setup, I-Setup, IL-Setup) Multiplatform Multilingual (CZ8G8ML)
IL-1 IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.5, WebSphere Portal Express V6.1.5 and Lotus Web Content Management V6.1.5 - WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment for Linux on x86-32, V6.1.0.27 (IL-1) Multilingual (CZ8H5ML)
IL-2 WebSphere Portal Express V6.1 - DB2 UDB Express Edition for Linux on x86, 32-bit (IL-2) Multilingual (C1HA2ML)
IL-3 IBM WebSphere Portal Express V6.1.5 - Portal Server Express component V6.1.5 (Disk 1 of 3)(W-3, I-3, IL-3) Multiplatform Multilingual (CZ8I8ML)
IL-4 IBM WebSphere Portal Express V6.1.5 - Portal Server Express component V6.1.5 (Disk 2 of 3)(W-4, I-4, IL-4) Multiplatform Multilingual (CZ8I9ML)
IL-5 IBM WebSphere Portal Express V6.1.5 - Portal Server Express component V6.1.5 (Disk 3 of 3)(W-5, I-5, IL-5) Multiplatform Multilingual (CZ8IAML)

and unpacked them using the following shell script ( unpack.sh ): -

unzip CZ8G8ML.zip    -d IL-Setup
mkdir                   IL-1
tar xvzf CZ8H5ML.tgz -C IL-1
unzip C1HA2ML.zip    -d IL-2
unzip CZ8I8ML.zip    -d IL-3
unzip CZ8I9ML.zip    -d IL-4
unzip CZ8IAML.zip    -d IL-5

into my /tmp directory.

It's worth noting that WebSphere Portal Express ONLY comes in a 32-bit deployment on Intel, unlike WebSphere Portal Server ( see below ).

For WebSphere Portal Server, I searched for, and downloaded elements of the package known as: -

IBM Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere Portal Server for Linux on x86, V6.1.5 Multilingual eAssembly (CR9QVML)

IL-Setup IBM WebSphere Portal Server V6.1.5 - IBM WebSphere Portal Server Install V6.1.5 (W-Setup, A-Setup, H-Setup, HI-Setup, I-Setup, IL-Setup, PL-Setup, ZL-Setup, SS-Setup, SO-Setup) Multiplatform Multilingual (CZ8G7ML)
IL-1 IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.5, WebSphere Portal Express V6.1.5 and Lotus Web Content Management V6.1.5 - WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment for Linux on x86-32, V6.1.0.27 (IL-1) Multilingual (CZ8H5ML)
IL-2 IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.5 and Lotus Web Content Management V6.1.5 - IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment for Linux on Intel (64-bit), V6.1.0.27 (IL-2) Multilingual (CZ8HDML)
IL-3 IBM WebSphere Portal Server V6.1.5 - IBM WebSphere Portal Server Server component (Disk 1 of 4) V6.1.5 (W-3, A-3, H-3, HI-3, I-3, IL-3, PL-3, ZL-3, SS-3, SO-3) Multiplatform Multilingual (CZ8I4ML)
IL-4 IBM WebSphere Portal Server V6.1.5 - IBM WebSphere Portal Server Server component (Disk 2 of 4) V6.1.5 (W-4, A-4, H-4, HI-4, I-4, IL-4, PL-4, ZL-4, SS-4, SO-4) Multiplatform Multilingual (CZ8I5ML)
IL-5 IBM WebSphere Portal Server V6.1.5 - IBM WebSphere Portal Server Server component (Disk 3 of 4) V6.1.5 (W-5, A-5, H-5, HI-5, I-5, IL-5, PL-5, ZL-5, SS-5, SO-5) Multiplatform Multilingual (CZ8I6ML)
IL-5A IBM WebSphere Portal Server V6.1.5 - IBM WebSphere Portal Server Server component (Disk 4 of 4) V6.1.5 (W-5A, A-5A, H-5A, HI-5A, I-5A, IL-5A, PL-5A, ZL-5A, SS-5A, SO-5A) Multiplatform Multilingual (CZ8I7ML)

and unpacked them using the following shell script ( unpack.sh ): -

unzip CZ8G7ML.zip    -d IL-Setup
mkdir                   IL-1
tar xvzf CZ8H5ML.tgz -C IL-1
 
mkdir                   IL-2
tar xvzf CZ8HDML.tgz -C IL-2
unzip CZ8I4ML.zip    -d IL-3
unzip CZ8I5ML.zip    -d IL-4
unzip CZ8I6ML.zip    -d IL-5
unzip CZ8I7ML.zip    -d IL-5A

Right, time to start the first installation, and then make breakfast ...


1 comment:

Dave Hay said...

Timings for my first WebSphere Portal Express 6.1.5 installation, using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 on VMware Fusion 3 on Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard ( with 2 GB RAM in the VM and 4 GB RAM on the Macbook Pro )

06:13:19 Started
07:21:30 Ended

Just writing up the installation document with piccies now ...