Importing resources from WebSphere Portal#

With the WebSphere® Portal plug-in, you can discover resources for a portal cell and use plug-in steps to deploy artifacts.

Plug-ins can be developed and updated more frequently than HCL Launch provides release cycles. For the latest version of the WebSphere Portal plug-in and the latest documentation, see the HCL UrbanCode™ Deploy Plug-ins site.

  1. On the HCL Launch server, click Resources to view the Resource Tree page.

  2. Click the Actions push button that is associated with the top-level group, and then click Add Agent.

  3. In the Create Resource window, select the agent and then click Save.

    The new agent resource is displayed in the resource tree. Eventually, another resource is displayed under the agent resource. This resource is named WebSphereCell and represents the WebSphere Application Server cell. You might need to click Refresh to see the cell resource, and it can take several minutes for the cell resource to be displayed.

  4. Click the WebSphere Application Server cell resource and then click Configuration > Basic Settings.

    The cell resource has the WebSphereCell role, which includes several properties that are related to the cell.

  5. In the section that is labeled Role Properties for the WebSphereCell role, specify the connection information for the cell, including the locations of the profile and wsadmin file and the user name and password for the WebSphere Application Server system, as in the following figure:

    Specifying the information for the cell resource

    Note: Leave the Cell Name property blank.

  6. Click Save.

  7. On the Resources page, click the Actions push button that is associated with the cell resource, and then click Configure using WebSphere Topology Discovery.

    The discovery step runs. This step might take several minutes. A log is displayed to show progress.

  8. Click Save to close the Auto Configure window.

  9. Wait 30-60 seconds, and then click Refresh.

    A twistie is now displayed next to WebSphereCell. Expand the twistie and verify that the resource tree matches your WebSphere Application Server topology. The resource tree contains deployable artifacts for WebSphere Portal (theme, PAA, WAR, ConfigEngine command, and XMLAccess script).

  10. On the WebSphereCell entry, click Edit and verify that Cell Name is correct.

  11. Define properties for resources.

    Click the resource, then the Configuration tab, then Resource Properties.

    • For an ND topology, define the properties for Portal Cluster, Portal Primary Node, and Portal Secondary Node resources.
    • For a stand-alone topology, define the properties for the Portal Node resource. Define the following properties:

    • portal.home: Portal installation directory

    • portal.profile.home: Portal profile directory
    • portal.admin.user: Portal administrator user name
    • portal.admin.password: Portal administrator password
    • portal.config.port: Portal configuration port
    • websphere.password: WebSphere administrator password
    • Create components for the resources.

    Create one component for each resource to deploy.

  12. Add the components to the resources.

    1. Navigate to the resource.

    2. Click Actions > Add Component.

    3. Select the component to add to the resource.

  13. Create the application.

    1. Click Applications.

    2. If you do not plan to use an existing application, click Create Application.

      You can also use an existing application that is attached to the cell to manage.

    3. Enter an application name, and then click Save.

    4. Click the Components tab, and then add the component that was created by the template generation procedure.

  14. Create an application environment.

    1. On the Environments page, click Create Environment.

    2. Enter an environment name, and then click Save.

    3. Navigate to the environment editor.

    4. Click the environment name, and then click Add Base Resource.

      Select the group for your example cell and environment.

    5. Edit the environment properties for the component.

      Click Configuration > Environment Properies. In the Component Environment Properties list, enter values for each property shown. If you provided values previously, the values are already completed with default values.

  15. Create an application process of the Deployment type for configuration and deployment.

    1. Click the Processes tab.

    2. Add a deployment step.

    3. Drag the Install Component step onto the process editor.

      1. Select the component that you created for the resource.
      2. Choose the process for the component. For example, if you created a component to contain a Portal WAR file to deploy, select that component, and then choose the Deploy Portal WAR file process.
    4. Click Save.

    5. Save the process.

  16. Run the process to test the newly created component.

Parent topic: Resources