WebSphere Portal Family wiki: Deployment Scenarios for WebSphere Portal: Getting started with IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Lotus Web Content Management Hypervisor v615


This document details the deployment instructions for IBM® WebSphere® Portal and Lotus® Web Content ManagementTM Hypervisor Edition in the form of an Open Virtual Archive (hereafter referred to as “OVA”, or “image”) for deploying through the WebSphere CloudBurstTM Appliance (WCA).

This OVA lets you experience the fully functional WebSphere Portal Server and Web Content Management instance deployed through WebSphere CloudBurst. The image also includes definitions and configurations for multiple parts of a typical WebSphere Portal and Lotus Web Content Management deployment, allowing you to build very-simple-to-more complex topologies quickly and easily.

This document guides you through the steps of deploying this OVA, as well as how to build new OVA images based on an instance created from the original image. You may wish to build new OVAs to contain your own custom WebSphere Portal and Lotus Web Content Management solutions that can be used to build deployment patterns of your own design.

We focus on the process of setting up an instance of WebSphere Portal Hypervisor, covering the following topics in detail:

Initializing a new instance based on the OVA, using deployment patterns created by the user

Accessing and managing WebSphere Portal

Building a new OVA based on an instance you customize

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Getting started with IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Lotus Web Content Management Hypervisor v615


# 1 Introduction

* 1.1 Assumptions

# 2 OVA contents and configuration

* 2.1 Adding the OVA to WebSphere CloudBurst

# 3 Initializing a new instance of the OVA

* 3.1 Creating patterns

* 3.2 Parts of the OVA

* 3.3 Deploying patterns

# 4 Working with an OVA instance

* 4.1 File system locations

* 4.2 Starting and stopping WebSphere Portal

* 4.3 Accessing the Deployment Manager console

* 4.4 Starting and stopping the HTTP Server

* 4.5 Accessing the site from a browser

# 5 Servicing instances

# 6 Extending and capturing an OVA

* 6.1 Extending a virtual image

* 6.2 Capturing a virtual image

# 7 About the authors

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