This basic runtime package includes all you need to get up and running with a WAS Liberty server. To keep the footprint small
only the Java EE 8 Web Profile technologies are included as well as some production features such as monitoring and LDAP Registry.
If you need Web Services, JMS, or MongoDB support, these can be installed through bin/installUtility.
There are two ways to download and install the WAS 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 the WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS Liberty from the ZIP file:
- Download WAS Liberty V126.96.36.199 with Java EE 8 Web Profile by clicking
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
Upgrading to a supported installation
Installing WAS Liberty from this ZIP file enables no-charge, unsupported, unlimited
use of WAS 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