Installing and configuring the WebSphere Application Server

You must install IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Network Deployment (Application Server option) for each of these servers: the HCL Docs application server, the HCL Docs proxy, the Conversion server, and the File Viewer server.


  1. In the IBM Installation manager, navigate to File > Preferences.
  2. Click Repositories.
  3. In the main window, click the Add Repositories button.
  4. In the Add Repositories window, specify the following Repository path:
    • Linux:
      • /opt/install/WAS/repository.config
      • /opt/install/WASFP/repository.config
    • Windows:
      • C:\install\WAS\repository.config
      • C:\install\WASFP\repository.config
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK again to File out of the Preferences window.
  7. At the IBM Installation Manager screen, click Install.
  8. At the Select packages to install screen ensure the following packages are selected:
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, Version
  9. Click Next.
  10. Select the license agreement checkbox.
  11. At the Select a location for the shared resources directory screen, specify the following parameters:
    Table 1. ParametersThis table provides suggested default values for shared resources directory.
    Field Value
    Shared Resources Directory
    • Linux: /opt/IBM/IMShared
    • Windows: C:\IBM\IMShared
  12. Click Next.
  13. At the Package Group screen, select the option Create a new package group.
  14. In the field, specify the following parameters:
    Table 2. ParametersThis table provides suggested default values for Installation Directory.
    Field Value
    Installation Directory
    • Linux:/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
    • Windows: C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer
  15. Click Next.
  16. At the Select the translations to install screen, ensure English is selected. Click Next.
  17. At the Select features to install screen ensure the following packages are selected.
    • IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
      • EJBDeploy tool for pre-EJB 3.0 modules
    • Stand-alone thin clients, resource adapters and embeddable containers
      • Stand-alone thin clients and resource adapters
      • Embeddable EJB container
    • IBM Software Development Kit
      • IBM 64-bit SDK for Java, Version 6
  18. Click Next.
  19. At the Review the Summary information screen, click Install.
  20. When the installer is finished, a message stating The packages are installed will appear.
  21. In the pane Which program do you want to start?, select:
    • Profile Management Tool to create a profile.
  22. Click Finish. This will launch the WebSphere Customization Toolbox.
  23. Do not close the installer window.
    • If you have the out of memory issue when installing HCL Docs, you must increase the JVM heap size of Deployment Manager to a bigger value than default value.
    • The installation scripts use wsadmin scripting to configure the WebSphere hosting HCL Docs applications. To prevent parameters or arguments passed to wsadmin output to STDOUT or to a wsadmin log file, you must set property in profile_root/properties/ to false.
    • If you have more than 6 Conversion or Docs servers in your environment, increase the Deployment Manager jvm heap size to be more than 2048.