Learn how to get started with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.5 Trial: download and then install the software, then load up some sample services and view them.

WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.5 Trial contains everything you need to quickly get started registering services. You can use it without charge, and it differs from the full product only in that WSRR, WebSphere Application Server, and DB2 Express trial editions are all time limited to 60 days, after which they will fail to start.

Step 1: Download IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Trial

Download the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.5 Trial to your computer so that you can explore the product, learn from tutorials, and develop your own service management solutions and skills.

Downloading is straightforward, and only needs you to choose Linux or Windows as your target platform, provide some details about your interest, and agree to the license.

To download now, click the following link: Download the WSRR trial

Result: The software is on your computer, and you are ready to install IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.5 Trial.

Step 2: Install IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.5 Trial

Installing IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.5 Trial can be done by unpacking the software and running the launchpad.

Follow the video below to install the trial:

Result: IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.5 Trial is installed on your computer, and is running with the Service Management Profile, and you are ready to find, manage, control, and visualize services.

Step 3: Import and explore service metadata

To quickly get started with IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.5 Trial in a practical way, you can import some sample services into WSRR and browse them in the WSRR dashboard.

Download the sample_services_export. The samples are packaged as a ZIP file and are imported into WSRR using this ZIP file by performing the following actions:

  1. Log into the WSRR web UI using the menu shortcut, typically found under IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 > Profiles > WSRRSrv01 > WSRRSrv01 WSRR Web UI. The Web UI can be accessed by the URL https://localhost:9443/ServiceRegistry (when your web browser is running on the same machine as WSRR).
  2. When you have logged in to the web UI, change to the Administrator perspective using the Perspective drop down menu:
    preparing_to_import_documents
    Switching perspective to Administrator
  3. Click the menu Actions > Import…
    Click the Actions menu then Import
    Starting the Import wizard
  4. On the Preparing to Import Documents page, click Browse, select the ZIP file you downloaded, and then on the Preparing to Import Documents page click OK:
    The preparing to import documents page with the export data specified
    Specifying the import data in the Preparing to Import Documents page
  5. After a while a success message is shown, and you have some sample services in your WSRR.
  6. Log into the dashboard UI using the menu shortcut, typically found under IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5 > Profiles > WSRRSrv01 > WSRRSrv01 Service Registry Dashboard. The Dashboard can be accessed by the URL https://localhost:9443/ServiceRegistryDashboard (when your web browser is running on the machine that WSRR is running on).
  7. Explore the services loaded into WSRR, as shown in the following video:

Result: You have imported and viewed your first services.

What next?

Explore other tutorials in the tutorials section of the WSRR Knowledge Center.

Read about the capabilities of WSRR in the Overview section of the developer center.

2 comments on"Get started with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5.5 Trial"

  1. Alex Butcher January 24, 2018

    There are no more trial editions of WSRR available and there are no current beta or similar style programs being planned.

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