This basic package includes the kernel of the WebSphere Liberty server. Install the desired runtime features using
There are two ways to download and install the WebSphere Liberty runtime:
- From within your Eclipse IDE.
- As a standalone ZIP file that you unzip.
Installing from within Eclipse
Complete the following steps to install WebSphere Liberty using Eclipse:
- If you don’t already have Eclipse, install
Eclipse Oxygen for Java EE Developers.
- Drag the following Install button onto the Eclipse toolbar then follow the prompts. This installs the WebSphere Developer
Tools into your Eclipse installation.
- In the Servers view of Eclipse, right-click to define a new WebSphere Liberty server. This opens a wizard to guide you through
the process. The wizard includes the option to download and install the runtime as a part of defining a new server.
Installing from the ZIP file
Complete the following steps to install WebSphere Liberty from the ZIP file:
- Download WebSphere Liberty V184.108.40.206: Kernel Package by clicking Download.
Installing additional features
The installUtility (located in the wlp/bin folder) can be used to install additional features
from the Liberty Repository
or a feature bundle such as ndControllerBundle (includes adminCenter-1.0 and collectiveController-1.0), e.g.
bin/installUtility install adminCenter-1.0
You can also install all features required by a configured server using:
bin/installUtility install serverName
Installing using Maven, Gradle, or Docker
If you're using Maven:
To install additional features with Maven, see the Liberty Maven plugin docs.
If you're using Gradle:
libertyRuntime group: 'com.ibm.websphere.appserver.runtime', name: 'wlp-kernel', version: '220.127.116.11'
To install additional features with Gradle, see the Liberty Gradle plugin docs.
If you're using Docker, use our image on Docker Hub:
docker pull websphere-liberty:kernel
Upgrading to a supported installation
Installing WebSphere Liberty from this ZIP file enables no-charge, unsupported, unlimited
use of WebSphere Liberty in development environments and limited use in small-scale
test and production environments. For access to IBM support and unlimited test and production use
, you can purchase and upgrade to a supported edition for your existing installation. See
Upgrading Liberty profile installations