Officially IBM do not support installing Websphere Application Server (WAS) on Ubuntu. There are so many user like me who just want to evaluate the product by installing it on their desktop OS.
This is a how-to for installing IBM Websphere Application Server 7 on Ubuntu 11.10
If you want to install WebSphere 8.5 Network Edition on Ubuntu 15.04 then have a look of How to Install WebSphere 8.5 on Ubuntu 15.10
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First download Websphere Application Server Trial binaries for linux from here and save it to /tmp/ folder
Before going ahead we have to run following commands for smooth installation on Ubuntu as Ubuntu is not a certified OS to install Websphere Application Server
sudo -i cd /bin unlink sh ln -s /bin/bash sh
I am going to install WAS through vidyadhar user and will be installting WAS in /app/IBM folder. So first I will create /app/IBM folder
sudo mkdir -p /app/IBM sudo chown -R vidyadhar:vidyadhar /app/IBM
Uncompressing the Binary files and starting the installation
cd /tmp/ mkdir WAS_INSTALLABLES cd WAS_INSTALLABLES tar zxvf ../was.cd.70011.trial.base.opt.linux.ia32.tar.gz cd /tmp/WAS_INSTALLABLES/WAS ./install
Step 7 WebSphere Application Server environments
Depending on which installation scenario you chose, you will now have to select a type of installation. The type of installation chosen will determine whether a profile is created or not.
There are three types of installation options listed by the wizard as shown below:
A management profile includes an administrative agent server and services for managing multiple application server environments. An administrative agent manages application servers that are on the same machine.
Standalone application server
A standalone application server environment runs your enterprise applications. The application server is managed from its own administrative console and functions independently of all other application servers.
WebSphere Application Server version 7.0 requires at least one profile to be functional. Select this option only if one or more profiles will be created after installation completes successfully.
I have also posted the video tutorial on Youtube