Installing a WebSphere® Application Server environment requires careful planning. A major decision point is the topology for the system. These decisions include, for example, whether you will have a stand-alone server, a distributed managed server environment, and whether you will use the new flexible management options.
Planning for topology design is covered in the IBM® Redbooks publication, WebSphere Application Server V7: Concepts, Planning and Design, SG24-7708. That book is designed to help you select a topology and develop a clear idea of what steps are needed to set up your chosen environment. Your options depend on your WebSphere Application Server package. The installation process is well-documented in the installation guide packaged with the product. The purpose of this IBM Redpaper™ publication is to help you build your initial WebSphere Application Server environment after you have installed the product.
This paper is the stand-alone version of chapter 2 of WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration and Configuration Guide, SG24-7615.
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Types of profiles
Planning for profiles
Building systems with profiles
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