Date Created: Mon 11-Feb-2013

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Installing Process Server 1
CENTOS 5.9 6
I now resort to Windows 64bit 17
*** Linux 32 bit *** - FINAL SECTION- READ FIRST! 26

Installing Process Server

Note, this guide goes through my lesson learned about many different tOs variations and their issue, jump to 32 bit section for the actual successful install.

Note: during course writing we will still need to teach silent installs for WPS features and profiles, and it can be done at end of main content, as long as we have graphical view we can refer the user to the WAS ND course?

Get OS version for example
In my case I uploaded to CentOS 6.3 64 Bit and unzipped/ expanded tar
tar -xvf WPS_v7_Linux_x86_64_Install.tar

run in Gnome

first need to install freenx and allow no machine, CentOS 6.3 is not fixed for free-nx, and then install firefox using yum ie yum install firefox, then we can use the launchpad.

Unable to find supported browser

The launchpad cannot start. This error typically occurs when a supported browser cannot be found.

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Correcting the error

The launchpad supports the following browsers:

Mozilla version 1.7 and later
Mozilla Firefox version 2.0 and later
Mozilla SeaMonkey version 1.1.4 and later
Microsoft%reg; Internet Explorer, version 6.0 and later (Microsoft Windows%reg; platforms only)

To correct the error that prevents the launchpad from starting, follow these steps:

If you do not have the Mozilla Web browser installed, download and install it from .

On Linux® and UNIX® platforms, export the location of the supported browser.

For example, type the following at the command line:

export BROWSER=/usr/bin/mozilla

If the product DVD is not accessible, insert the DVD into a DVD drive.

On Linux and UNIX platforms, mount the drive if necessary.

Restart the launchpad

On Windows platforms, type the following at the command line:
On Linux and UNIX platforms, type the following at the command line:

Information and support

WebSphere Business Compass Web site:
WebSphere Business Monitor Web site:
WebSphere Business Services Fabric Web site:
WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition Server Web site:
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Web site:
WebSphere Process Server Web site:

## Install EPEL repository for RHEL/CentOS 6.3/6.2/6.1/6.0 ##
# wget Uvh
# rpm -Uvh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

## Install Remi repository for RHEL/CentOS 6.3/6.2/6.1/6.0 ##
# wget
# rpm -Uvh remi-release-6.rpm
[root@localhost ~]# yum install wget
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base:
* extras:
* updates:
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package wget.x86_64 0:1.12-1.4.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

Package Arch Version Repository Size
wget x86_64 1.12-1.4.el6 base 481 k

Transaction Summary
Install 1 Package(s)

Total download size: 481 k
Installed size: 1.8 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
wget-1.12-1.4.el6.x86_64.rpm | 481 kB 00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing : wget-1.12-1.4.el6.x86_64 1/1
Verifying : wget-1.12-1.4.el6.x86_64 1/1

wget.x86_64 0:1.12-1.4.el6

[root@localhost ~]# cd /tmp
[root@localhost tmp]# wget Uvh
--2013-01-26 15:50:32-- http://uvh/
Resolving uvh... failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address âuvhâ

Resolving,,, ...
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 FOUND
Location: [following]
--2013-01-26 15:50:33--
Resolving ...
Connecting to||:80 ... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 14540 (14K) [application/x-redhat-package-manager]
Saving to: âepel-release-6-8.noarch.rpmâ

100%[===============================================================================================================================================>] 14,540 --.-K/s in 0.02s

2013-01-26 15:50:33 (580 KB/s) - âepel-release-6-8.noarch.rpmâ

FINISHED --2013-01-26 15:50:33--
Downloaded: 1 files, 14K in 0.02s (580 KB/s)
[root@localhost tmp]# rpm -Uvh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
warning: epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 0608b895: NOKEY
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:epel-release ########################################### [100%]
[root@localhost tmp]# wget
--2013-01-26 15:50:58--
Resolving, 2a01:e0b:1:74:2e0:f4ff:fe1b:b827
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5292 (5.2K) [application/x-rpm]
Saving to: âremi-release-6.rpmâ

100%[===============================================================================================================================================>] 5,292 --.-K/s in 0.04s

2013-01-26 15:50:58 (136 KB/s) - âremi-release-6.rpmâ

[root@localhost tmp]# rpm -Uvh remi-release-6.rpm
warning: remi-release-6.rpm: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 00f97f56: NOKEY
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:remi-release ########################################### [100%]
yum update firefox

[root@localhost WPS7]# which firefox
export BROWSER=/usr/bin/firefox

NX Server errors?
Problem: At the client, the !M logo window appears, but after a few seconds that window just closes, even without showing any error message.
Solution: The issue is due custom VNC configuration. In the server, access your home directory and run these commands,
sudo rm .Xauthority*
touch .Xauthority
chmod 600 .Xauthority

Added stever to /etc/ssh/ssd_config

# Authentication:
AllowUsers nx root stever
I gave up with CENTOS 6.3 as too many issues as it is assuming CENTOS 5.x equivalent I think. Not just the 32 IBM IM, but I think the script presumes a lot about some sort of browser config. we could just skip the launch pad? But I wanted to see it run on Linux, so I am creating a CENTOS 5.9 build to see if that works. It made no difference to do Centos 5.9


Link to IBM if required for launchpad info
Since it made no difference I did some more research

So I just stayed on centos 5.9 and ran
/var/apps/install/WP7*_Install/IM/install to run IBM installation manager manually to see if this did any thing, as I did not want to debug the entire launch pad!
I also used No Machine to connect, so I could do great screen captures.

We now are downloading the latest version from IBM from within the IM screen

It can take some time

Once finished restart the IBMIM

One again we click check for other versions and fixes to get the latest versions

Just like in the early days of WAS 8 the IBM IBM is npt very stable or well configured and in thuis instance is hard coded with repositories. I think we can modify some files to get it to pint to the missing WAS 7 ND install?

This is a bit frustrating a sit has been a few hours now trying different combinations and I seriously think that this has cost many millions of dollars time wastage around the world!

This link is not useful as just like in trial software we have no file-menu

This s because we have had IBMIM auto start itself, if we close IBMIM and then run it manually from it’s installed home for example the default pat as we can see above in the screen captures that the path is as seen below in the pwd statement in the terminal

.IBMIM start IBMIM manually and voila, we have our full workbench and can play with repository locations.

Man what a mess.

Well It would not let me continue as it kept saying packages were missing, I know this install works on windows so what the bloody problem?

I am uninstalling IM and trying the IM that comes with the WPS install set again.

Bloody hell it has been 4 hours.
The real issue here is that I cannot use the IBM package manager to download the application that this IM now wants to use due to the view fixes option. I think the lesson here is that if you only have the original install media and no ability to use PA repositories then you just install the base version and then patch after.

Let’s try again from scratch?

Failed , damn

this is really bad I have spent this entire last 1.5 years dealing with the crappy IIM for al the variances and nuances of IM across the WebSphere brand and I must say I am glad, it has got me loads of work! I know people who have no idea what they are in for when it comes to migration.

Show me the money!
I now resort to Windows 64bit
It has been many hours with NX and 6.3 of Centos and WPS 7 and I have had enough tonight J
Man phew puff puff, I am tied

mm interesting, I guess for Linux what we should do is install WAS ND then WPS over the top won’t need augmentation as we will not create any profiles and use a single binary instance.

A quick flash message ops up saying preparing WebSphere Application Server, so there must be some config underlying we can use for Linux knowledge work around to the install issues above.


I used: Windows 7 Professional

Click Next
Read/Accept license
Next, then it detects where WAS 7 was earmarked for intall

I do not want to use any profiles, I wil do that later. Interesting to note that the ESB option and WPS profile options are presented and that mean that ESB is indeed part of WPS. It makes sense after all. Ones is SOA and the other choreography? I suspect that why the WPS diagram is a little more complex.
Click Next

Click install
Now we should get a nice install. Basically it add some jars and profile templates

I wil be lazy run the PMT tool as part of finish

Note we only augment a profile is it was re-created. A new install means we can start with appropriate WPS profiles.

Note it may be possible to install WAS ESB I think from the binaries of WPS?
It did not launch – ah
I find it must be a 64 bit issue as I can’t run PMT it is not installed? I am use manageProfiles.bat for silent I guess, but I wanted to look at the PMT wizard.

I will now need to try 32 bit? Oh my god!

*** Linux 32 bit *** - FINAL SECTION- READ FIRST!
Well some progress after all
I edited the launchpad folders script called

which firefox
export BROWSER=/user/bin/firefox

the echo tell eme it now can finf friefox

OK lets see if after the install we get 32 bit PMT tool. It was well known in 7 that 64 bit platforms did not have the PMT tool and command line is required. I personally never tested Windows 64 bit and was very surprised it too did not have PMT.

Follow steps as in Windows diagram above and lets see if it al works.
It will take some time to do the install of WAS ND 7.

So far, I have spent 12 hours on this up until this point with all these CENTOS and Windows variances.

So far, It looks like windows 32 bit or Linux 32 bit for us

Now click on OK and start the WPS install

Awesome we have it the PMT works only in Windows 32 and Linux 32 bit. Well I learned something I did not know about Windows 64bit not having PMT.

We are now going to create a Process Server Deployment Manager

Next, . Next for SSL defaults

I will start the DMGR by using the First steps Console to be quick and test the admin console/
Note: stopped IP tales as port 9060 not yet in as a chain.

Success we have an install, now onto apps, business space and other goodies!

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