This post describes how to perform a scripted install of a WebSphere Application Server (WAS) development environment from the internet. This is adequate if you want automated installation that will be repeated infrequently. Prior knowledge of WAS, Eclipse and Linux is assumed.
IBM has at least three offerings for basic Java EE development:
- WAS for Developers - the full-fat commercial WAS server
- Liberty Profile - a lightweight, developer-friendly server
- Community Edition - a blue-washed Apache Geronimo
The scripts described here install the first two options with IDE tooling and Java 7. Eclipse Juno is the latest release with this level of WDT support.
Formally, the following are installed:
- IBM WebSphere Application Server for Developers 22.214.171.124
- IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition 126.96.36.199
- IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty for Developers 188.8.131.52
- IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 7.0 for Liberty 184.108.40.206
- Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers (Juno Sr2; Eclipse 4.2)
- WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Liberty Profile Tools
- WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Tools