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Figure 8-7 Choose the interim fixes, except the interim fix for plugin
12.A window will display the fixes to be applied, click Next to start the
installation.
13.You will see a window stating that the update was successful. Click Finish to
exit.
8.4.5 Verifying the installation
After the installation, you can use the following steps to verify that the
installations for the WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Portal were
successful separately.
Note: You can check the log for the interim fix installation. The logs are
located in the directory /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/logs/update.
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Verification for the WebSphere Application Server
Complete the following steps to verify the WebSphere Application Server
installation:
1. Log in as
root on machine 2.
2. Change the current working directory:
# cd /opt/WebSphere/Application/bin
3. Run the following command to check the status of the application server:
# ./serverStatus.sh -all
You can see there will be two application servers. One is called server1,
another is called WebSphere_Portal.
4. If the status of the application server1 is not in the START state, use the
following command to start it.
# ./startServer.sh server1
5. After the server has started, run the following command to open a Netscape
browser:
# /usr/netscape/netscape &
6. In the browser, type the following URL: http://9.24.105.47:9090/admin/.
This will start the WebSphere Application Server administrative console login
page, as shown in Figure 8-8 on page 377.
Note: If there is a problem starting the WebSphere Application Server, you
can check the log named startserver.log. The log is located in
/opt/WebSphere/Application/logs/server1.
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Figure 8-8 WebSphere Application Administrative Login
7. You can key in a user ID to continue the configuration. However, the
installation verification for WebSphere Application Server is finished.
Verification of WebSphere Portal
Complete the following steps to verify the installation of WebSphere Portal:
1. Log in as root on machine 2.
2. Change the current working directory:
# cd /opt/WebSphere/Application/bin
3. Run the following command to check the status of the application server:
# ./serverStatus.sh -all
You can see there are two application servers. One server is called server1
and the other server is called WebSphere_Portal.
4. If the status of the application server server1 is not START, use the following
command to start server1:
# ./startServer.sh server1
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5. If the application server named WebSphere_Portal is not started, use the
following command to start it:
# ./startsServer.sh WebSphere_Portal
6. After the tow applications started, run the following command to open a
Netscape browser:
# /usr/netscape/netscape &
7. In the browser, type in the following URL:
http://9.24.105.47:9081/wps/portal, you will see the WebSphere Portal
Welcome page as shown in Figure 8-9.
Figure 8-9 WebSphere Portal welcome page
8. The verification of the WebSphere Portal installation is finished.
The base installation has been completed. If your purpose is to demonstrate
the basic function of the Portal, you are done at this point. If your purpose is to
establish a secure runtime environment, you must continue to install the
database and LDAP, enable the security, etc.

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