Supporting multiple profiles

When you install HCL Digital Experience, a default configuration profile (wp_profile) is created . You can now create and maintain multiple profiles to create multiple independent portal instances; to create new profiles, and delete the old to recover from configuration problems; to create custom profiles to easily expand your cluster's capacity; or to update a Deployment Manager profile to handle portal servers without manual preparation steps. To support multiple profiles you must first prepare your system, create profiles, run configuration tasks on the profiles, and then maintain the profiles if you install maintenance packages. You might also need to update the configuration archive or delete a profile that is no longer required.

Before you begin

Before you create new profiles, you must delete any existing search collections.

About this task

With the multiple profile feature, you can install HCL Digital Experience once and then create multiple profile instances based on the original installation. You can create additional profiles immediately after installation if you want each profile instance to use the unmodified version of the HCL configuration. If you want to create a customized environment that you want to use as the basis for the additional profiles, you can create the additional profiles after you install and configure HCL.
Tip: Release data cannot be shared between multiple profiles. Each profile must have its own database for release.