Wednesday, 6 April 2011

IBM WebSphere Application Server v8 - Announced

This is of particular interest to one of my customers, as they're waiting for a 64-bit version of IBM HTTP Server (IHS) on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.

We believe that this release will offer a 64-bit web server - currently, IHS is a 32-bit application, even though it may have been installed from a 64-bit bundle: -

Is IBM HTTP Server 32-bit or 64-bit? Will 32-bit IBM HTTP Server run on my 64-bit OS?

IBM HTTP Server is a 64-bit application on HP-UX/ia64 and Solaris/x64. IBM HTTP Server is a 32-bit* application on other platforms, regardless of which WebSphere Application Server Supplement CD it was installed from. Many platforms, including AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, and 64-bit Linux, provide support for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications, so a 32-bit IBM HTTP Server is able to function properly even though other applications on the system may be 64-bit.

WAS 8 and IHS 8 have now been announced and they are due for electronic GA on June 17.

In the meantime, we have the beta ...

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