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Directory conventions

References in product information to WAS_HOME, PROFILE_ROOT, and other directories imply specific default directory locations. This topic describes the conventions in use for WAS.


Default product locations (distributed)

The following file paths are default locations. We can install the product and other components or create profiles in any directory where you have write access. Multiple installations of WAS Network Deployment products or components require multiple locations. Default values for installation actions by root and nonroot users are given. If no nonroot values are specified, then the default directory values are applicable to both root and nonroot users.

APP_CLIENT_ROOT

Default installation root directories for the Application Client for IBM WAS.

This table shows the default installation root directories for the Application Client for IBM WAS.

User Directory
Root /usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppClient (Java EE Application client only)

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppClient (Java EE Application client only)

C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppClient

Nonroot user_home/IBM/WebSphere/AppClient (Java EE Application client only)

C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppClient

WAS_HOME

Default installation directories for WAS.

This table shows the default installation directories for WAS Network Deployment.

User Directory
Root /usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer

Nonroot user_home/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer

user_home\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer

COMPONENT_ROOT

The component installation root directory is any installation root directory described in this topic. Some programs are for use across multiple components—in particular, the Web Server Plug-ins, the Application Client, and the IBM HTTP Server. All of these components are part of the product package.

gskit_root

IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) can now be installed by any user. GSKit is installed locally inside the installing product's directory structure and is no longer installed in a global location on the target system. The following list shows the default installation root directory for v8 of the GSKit, where product_root is the root directory of the product that is installing GSKit, for example IBM HTTP Server or the web server plug-in.

product_root/gsk8
product_root\gsk8

PROFILE_ROOT

Default profile directories.

This table shows the default directories for a profile named profile_name on each distributed operating system.

User Directory
Root /usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile_name

C:\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\profile_name

Nonroot user_home/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles

user_home\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles

plugins_root

Default installation root directories for the Web Server Plug-ins.

This table shows the default installation root directories for the Web Server Plug-ins for WAS.

User Directory
Root /usr/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins

C:\IBM\WebSphere\Plugins

Nonroot user_home/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins

C:\IBM\WebSphere\Plugins

wct_root

Default installation root directories for the WebSphere Customization Toolbox.

This table shows the default installation root directories for the WebSphere Customization Toolbox.

User Directory
Root /usr/IBM/WebSphere/Toolbox

/opt/IBM/WebSphere/Toolbox

C:\IBM\WebSphere\Toolbox

Nonroot user_home/IBM/WebSphere/Toolbox

C:\IBM\WebSphere\Toolbox

web_server_root

Default installation root directories for the IBM HTTP Server.

This table shows the default installation root directories for the IBM HTTP Server.

User Directory
Root /usr/IBM/HTTPServer

/opt/IBM/HTTPServer

C:\IBM\HTTPServer

Nonroot user_home/IBM/HTTPServer

C:\IBM\HTTPServer

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