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I have installed a trial version of Websphere on linux VM (from BASETRIAL.agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_64.zip). I want to start it using command line for testing. All I know is running /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/startServer.sh, but it complains and throws error:

WCMD0002E, startServer.sh requires a profile. No default profile exists and a profile name was not specified ....

It gives same error for wsadmin.sh and startNode.sh too. I am not sure what server name and/or profile name are to be provided and where to find them. I searched for the same in /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates, but could not figure out anything. Please help.

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A new installation likely won't have a profile created. If you just want a profile with default server up and running, there are a few ways to do it:

1) Use PMT (Profile Management Tool) by using WAS_HOME/bin/ProfileManagement/pmt

2) Command line fully specified, for example:

WAS_HOME/bin/manageprofiles.sh -create -templatePath WAS_HOME/profileTemplates/default -profileName AppSrv01 -profilePath WAS_HOME/profiles/AppSrv01 -isDefault

This is the fully enumerated form showing which profile template is used and where it will be created

3) Command line with defaults, same result as above, for example:

WAS_HOME/bin/manageprofiles.sh -create -profileName AppSrv01

All three of which should make a standard server. Start it up using:

WAS_HOME/profiles/AppSrv01/bin/startServer.sh server1
  • Thanks ewoch and UK. Really appreciate. Works like a charm. – Guest Feb 17 '16 at 6:44
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You have installed the base package of the product but you also need to install the custom pakage. In simple words:

  • Find the profile management tool and create the application server profile. After profile will be created you will find the profile named as AppSrv01 at the following location: /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01.

  • Then go to the following location /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/AppSrv01/bin and give the command (./startServer.sh server1).It will start with the message server is ready for e-business.

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