2.3.  Create profiles.

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Managing profiles using the graphical user interface

You can create profiles, which define runtime environments, using the Profile Management Tool. Using profiles instead of multiple product installations saves disk space and simplifies updating the product because a single set of core product files is maintained.

The Profile Management Tool is the graphical user interface for the manageprofiles.sh command.

NOTE: You cannot use the Profile Management Tool to create profiles for WebSphere Application Server installations on 64-bit architectures except on the Linux for zSeries platform. However, you can use the Profile Management Tool on other 64–bit architectures if you use a WebSphere Application Server 32–bit installation.

Procedures:

Augmenting profiles using the graphical user interface

After completing the installation of a feature pack, a feature pack might require you to augment a profile to make that profile compatible with a particular feature pack. You can use the Profile Management Tool to augment a profile.

Augmenting existing profiles might result in changes to the profile configuration. Before augmenting a profile, back up the existing configuration in case you need to restore the configuration. Use the backupConfig.sh command to back up your current configuration.

When you apply a feature pack, the feature pack might require augmentation of Network Deployment profiles to use the new capabilities.

For this feature pack, you can augment the application server profile, the management profile with a server type of deployment manager, the management profile with a server type of administrative agent, the custom profile, and the cell profile of the Network Deployment product. You cannot augment the management profile with a server type of job manager or the secure proxy profile. You can also create a new application server profile, a new deployment manager profile, a new administrative agent profile, a new cell profile, or a new custom profile that is enabled for the feature pack. Use the profile creation tasks to create these profiles.

  1. Back up the existing configuration using the backupConfig.sh command if you have not already done so.

  2. Start the Profile Management Tool.

    You can use one of the following ways to start the tool:

    • Issue the command directly from a command prompt:

      app_server_root/bin/ProfileManagement/pmt.sh								
      								

    • Select the "Profile Management Tool" option from the First steps console.

    • Windows: Use the "Start" menu to access the Profile Management Tool. For example, click "Start > Programs or All Programs > IBM WebSphere > your_product > Profile Management Tool".

    • Linux: Use the Linux operating system menus used to start programs to start the Profile Management Tool. For example, click "the_operating_system_menus_to_access_programs > IBM WebSphere > your_product > Profile Management Tool".

  3. Click "Launch Profile Management Tool".

  4. Select the profile that you want to augment.

  5. Click "Augment".

  6. Select the augmentation that you want to apply to the profile, and click "Next".

  7. Click "Augment" on the summary panel.

  8. When augmentation is complete, click "Finish".

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