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Install stand-alone WebSphere eXtreme Scale or WebSphere eXtreme Scale Client

You can install stand-alone WebSphere eXtreme Scale or WebSphere eXtreme Scale Client in an environment that does not contain WAS or WAS Network Deployment.

Before you begin

When you install the product as stand-alone, you install the WebSphere eXtreme Scale client and server together. With the WebSphere eXtreme Scale Client installation in stand-alone mode, you are installing a client to access the data in the data grids. Server and client processes, therefore, access all required resources locally. You can also embed WebSphere eXtreme Scale into existing J2SE applications by using scripts and Java archive (JAR) files.

Use a non-root profile for WebSphere eXtreme Scale in a stand-alone environment. To use a non-root profile, change the owner of the ObjectGrid directory to the non-root profile. Then you can log in with that non-root profile and operate eXtreme Scale as you normally would for a root (administrator) profile.


  1. Use the wizard to install both the server and the client from the DVD.

    • Start the wizard for the full installation:


    • Start the wizard for the client installation.


      The installation files are in the zip file that you download from the Support site:

    Attention: If you use uniform naming conventions (UNC) to identify file paths in the installation command, the items you anticipate installing may not all be installed after the command runs.

    To avoid trouble, map the file path to a network drive. Run the install command against the mapped drive. Using a mapped network drive ensures that all the items are installed.

  2. Follow the prompts in the wizard, and click Finish.

    Restriction: The optional features panel lists the features from which you can select to install. However, features cannot be added incrementally to the product environment after the product is installed. If you choose not to install a feature with the initial product installation, uninstall and reinstall the product to add the feature.


installing the WebSphere eXtreme Scale Client on Windows, you might see the following text in the results of the installation:

Success: The installation of the following product was successful: 
WebSphere eXtreme Scale Client.  Some configuration steps have errors. 
For more information, refer to the following log file:  
<WAS install root>\logs\wxs_client\install\log.txt"  
Review the installation log (log.txt) and review the deployment manager 
augmentation log. 

If you see a failure with the file, you can ignore the error. This error does not cause any problems.

What to do next

You can verify the installation by running the getting started sample application. See Run the getting started sample application for more information.

See Configure the deployment environment to set up the client application processes and server processes.

Parent topic:

Install WebSphere eXtreme Scale

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