Add a web server to a WebSphere deployment manager

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This assumes you have already installed IHS web server, the IBM web server plugin, the WebSphere Customization Toolbox, and that you have also customized the web server plugin.

If you are setting up a remote web server (eg. the web server and the application server are on different machines), there should be no need to perform the steps listed below, as the web server will be added to the dmgr when running the configurewebservername script.

In the left panel of the WebSphere web console, expand Servers > Server Types, and select Web server. Select New. Select the node the web server is on. If the node is not listed, federate the node into the dmgr. Enter the server name and select the type and select Next.


Select IHS and select Next.


Select the port, web server location, plug in location, and mapping. If you are prompted to provide the admin server properties, provide the admin server data. If you have not yet setup the admin server, follow the article on setting up the admin server.


Select Finish and then select Save.


You should now be able to start the web server using the web console.


Likewise, you should be able to stop the web server using the web console.


Once stopped, when attempting to request the URL of the web server, an error should be displayed, because the web server is stopped.



When deploying an application, you will want to map the application to both the application server and web server.


You will now be able to get your application directly from the application server. In this example, the application server is listening on port 9080.


You will also be able to get your application from the web server. In this example, the web server is listening on port 80.

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