Chapter 2. Installing WebSphere Application Server

To learn how to administer IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS), we first need to know how to install the product. As we discussed in Chapter 1, WebSphere Application Server 8.0: Product Overview WAS v8 is based on JEE 6 and can run on many platforms from Windows through to UNIX and even mainframes.

For the remainder of this book, we will discuss WAS Administration mostly from a Linux/Unix standpoint using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.0 Update 6 as our Linux distribution. By learning to install and administer WAS using Linux, you will be well-prepared and equipped to work with WAS. The skills learned in this book are useful for all WAS installations and configurations on all certified versions ...

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