Preparing application servers for use with WebSphere Commerce

Install and prepare a 64-bit WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.5.7 or later, for use with WebSphere Commerce. WebSphere Application Server must be installed before you can install WebSphere Commerce.

Before you begin

  1. If you need to download the WebSphere Application Server eAssembly, then go to HCL Licensing portal - Flexnet and search for the applicable part number:
    • For WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, search for part number CRYJ5ML.
    • For WebSphere Application Server Base, search for part number CRY52ML.
    Download and extract the files.
    Note: The WebSphere Application Server eAssembly includes the Installation Manager and IBM HTTP Server.
  2. AIXLinuxLog on as the local non-root user.
    Note: During installation, the non-root user and non-root user group must be local; using LDAP users and groups is not supported.
  3. Install the Installation Manager.
    Important: Ensure that you install the IBM Installation Manager as a non-root user, otherwise WebSphere Commerce does not install successfully.

Procedure

  1. Install WebSphere Application Server (version 8.5.5) by using the IBM Installation Manager.
    For WebSphere Application Server installation instructions, see
    AIXLinuxImportant: Ensure that you install WebSphere Application Server as a non-root user otherwise WebSphere Commerce does not install successfully.

    Also, ensure that non-root user owns the WebSphere directory. For example, if you choose the default installation path, then the WebSphere path is /opt/IBM/WebSphere.

    Attention: Do not use a directory that contains periods ("."), spaces, or dollar signs ("$") in the directory names.
  2. Update WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.5 to Fix Pack 7 or later.
  3. Install a 64-bit version of SDK Java Technology Edition Version 7.0 SR4 or any later Version 7.0 Service Refresh.
    Important: Do not install Version 7.1. WebSphere Commerce does not support Version 7.1.
    For information about installing Version 7.0, see Installing and uninstalling SDK Java Technology Edition Version 7.0.
    AIXLinuxImportant: Ensure that you install the SDK as a non-root user, otherwise WebSphere Commerce does not install successfully.
  4. Verify the default WebSphere Application Server SDK level.
    1. Go to the WAS_installdir/bin folder.
    2. Run the following command.
      • AIXLinux./managesdk.sh -getNewProfileDefault
      • Windowsmanagesdk.bat -getNewProfileDefault
      • For IBM i OS operating system
        1. managesdk -getNewProfileDefault
        2. managesdk -getCommandDefault
    3. If the default WebSphere Application Server SDK level is not 1.7, then run the following command to set to version 1.7.
      • AIXLinux./managesdk.sh -setNewProfileDefault -sdkName 1.7_64
      • Windowsmanagesdk.bat -setNewProfileDefault -sdkName 1.7_64
      • For IBM i OS operating system
        1. managesdk -setNewProfileDefault -sdkname 1.7_64
        2. managesdk -setCommandDefault -sdkname 1.7_64