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WebSphere Portal Support Statement Addendum - Unsupported Products

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This list provides information regarding all known "Unsupported Products" as discussed in the WebSphere Portal Support Statement in the version 5.1 or 6.0 Information Center. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. In the absence of an explicit listing of a product and unless told otherwise by the Portal Support team, customers should assume that the status of the product is unknown and that the product may be incompatible with WebSphere Portal.


An "Unsupported Product" is a product (at a specified version, release and fix level) that is known to not work with WebSphere Portal and is therefore not supported. A product can be included in this category as a result of an explicit test effort by Portal Development or as a result of discovery from a prior customer problem. This list will be updated as needed to include the most current information available. Status of Unsupported Products is subject to change at any time depending upon development efforts.

At the time of this writing, the following products are not supported with WebSphere Portal version 5.1 or 6.0:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server, V6.1 or higher
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server Deployment Manager, V6.1 or higher
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, V6.1 or higher
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V6.1 or higher
  • IBM 64-bit WebSphere Application Server, version 6.0.1 or 6.0.2* (except on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 9 on System z with WP version

* Note: The above Application Servers are not supported for installation of the portal. However, the server can be used as a producer with web services for remote portlets (WSRP).

  • Oracle Type 2 (or OCI) drivers
  • IBM DB2 version 9.5; Supported beginning with WPv6.0.1.5
  • IBM DB2 64-bit client/driver; 64-bit DB2 database supported only when using the 32-bit DB2 client/driver

  • IBM Java SDK version 1.5

  • Be mindful of the supported platforms for WebSphere Process Server, for that may limit the choice of platforms possible when the portal is deployed with the Process Server. WebSphere Portal may support more or different platforms than any particular version of the Process Server. Proper planning must be considered before installing them together. WebSphere Portal was tested only on platforms supported by the specific Process Server fix maintenance level documented in each release of WebSphere Portal's Information Center, so any additional platforms supported by subsequent releases of the Process Server will be untested until the next full test cycle of WebSphere Portal in conjunction with a service release.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005; Supported beginning with WPv6.0.1.3.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server High Availability/Clustering solutions that do not provide XA transactions, or otherwise fail to provide same or similar operations as a standalone instance of the database server.

  • Microsoft Windows XP is supported with installation but only as a development/test platform, it is not supported for a production deployment. It is not supported as development/test platform or production deployment for WebSphere Portal Express V6.0.0.x and V 6.0.1.x.
  • Microsoft Windows Vista is a supported client platform starting version WP 6.0.1 (See the Information Center for the component limitations.)

  • IBM AIX v7.1
  • IBM AIX v6.1 (Supported beginning with WPv6.0.1.6)

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Organizational Productivity- Portals & Collaboration WebSphere Portal Not Applicable z/OS 6.0, 5.1 Enable
Organizational Productivity- Portals & Collaboration WebSphere Portal End of Support Products General AIX, HP-UX, i5/OS, Linux, Solaris, Windows 5.1 Enable, Extend

Product Alias/Synonym

WPv51 WPv51x

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal End of Support Products
WebSphere Portal

Software version: 6.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: Enable, Express, Extend, Server

Reference #: 7007699

Modified date: 18 May 2011