Directory path conventions

Directory variables are abbreviations for the default installation paths for IBM® AIX®, Linux™, and Microsoft™ Windows™. This topic defines the directory variable and its matching default installation directory for each supported operating system.

Notes:
  • The term Linux in this documentation includes the Linux for System z® platform, unless otherwise specified.
  • Many examples of directory and file paths in this documentation use the UNIX™ '/' separator to denote AIX, Linux, and Windows path separators, even though the Windows convention is to use the '\' separator. Where applicable, substitute the '\' separator for the '/' separator.
Table 1. Directory variable values
Directory variable Default installation root
app_server_root

IBM WebSphere® Application Server installation directory

AIX:

/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

Linux:

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

Windows:

drive:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer

where drive is the system drive on which the file directory is stored. For example: C or D.
profile_root

WebSphere Application Server profile/ Deployment Manager profile directory

AIX:

/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name

Linux:

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name

Windows:

drive:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\profile_name

where profile_name is the name of the profile on which the application is installed or the profile name of the deployment manager. drive is the system drive on which the file directory is stored. For example: C or D.
ibm_http_server_root

HTTP Server installation directory

AIX:

/usr/IBM/HTTPServer

Linux:

/opt/IBM/HTTPServer

Windows:

drive:\Program Files\IBM\HTTPServer

where drive is the system drive on which the file directory is stored. For example: C or D.
connections_root

Connections installation directory

AIX or Linux:

/opt/IBM/Connections

Windows:

drive:\Program Files\IBM\Connections

where drive is the system drive on which the file directory is stored. For example: C or D.
IM_root

Installation Manager installation directory

AIX:

/opt/IBM/InstallationManager

Linux:

/opt/IBM/InstallationManager

Windows:

drive:\Program Files\IBM\Installation Manager

where drive is the system drive on which the file directory is stored. For example: C or D.
shared_resources_root

Shared resources directory

AIX or Linux:

/opt/IBM/IMShared

Windows:

drive:\Program Files(x86)\IBM\IMShared

where drive is the system drive on which the file directory is stored. For example: C or D.
db2_root

DB2® database installation directory

AIX:

/usr/IBM/db2/version

Linux:

/opt/ibm/db2/version

Windows:

drive:\Program Files\IBM\SQLLIB\version

where drive is the system drive on which the file directory is stored, for example: C or D, and version is the version of DB2 installed, for example: V9.5 or V9.7.
oracle_root

Oracle database installation directory

AIX or Linux:

/home/oracle/oracle/product/version/db_1

Windows:

drive:\oracle\product\version\db_1

where version is the supported Oracle number and drive is the system drive on which the file directory is stored. For example: C or D.
sql_server_root

Microsoft SQL Server database installation directory

Windows:

drive:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server

where drive is the system drive on which the file directory is stored, for example: C or D.