Configuring IBM® HTTP Server

When you have successfully installed HCL Connections to run on WebSphere® Application Server, you can configure IBM® HTTP Server to handle web traffic.


You have installed and configured the prerequisite software.
  1. IBM® WebSphere® Application Server with the latest version and fixes
  2. IBM® HTTP Server with the latest version and fixes
  3. IBM® Web server plug-ins with the latest version and fixes
  4. HCL Connections and databases

Configuring the IBM® HTTP server

Depending on whether the IBM HTTP server was installed and configured during Connections installation, some of the these tasks might already have been performed. Configure IBM® HTTP Server to manage web requests to HCL Connections by following these steps.

Disabling edge-side-include caching

Edge-side-include (ESI) caching is enabled by default in WebSphere Application Server. You must disable it for HCL Connections. If it is not disabled, it will cause problems with HCL Connections applications. For example, the Surveys application as well as others.

To disable ESI caching, in the WebSphere Administration Console, go to Servers > Server Types > Web servers > web_server_name > Plug-in properties > Caching and deselect Enable Edge Side Include (ESI) processing to cache the responses. Save the configuration and synchronize nodes. Then generate the plugin configuration, propagate it, and restart the HTTP server or servers.