With IBM WebSphere Application Server V 8.0 there are recommended steps to be followed to setup the web server configuration, the plugin and the profile in the Application Server. To install IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search successfully with WebSphere Application Server and the IBM HTTP Server this configuration has to be done before hand. This document provides the detailed step by step approach with screenshots on how to do this configuration.
The purpose of this document is to describe the process of installing, setting up, and configuring the web server and its plugin to be the front end of an application server so that requests for applications can be sent via the web server to the appropriate application deployed to the application server. The scope of the document is limited to activities necessary and sufficient for the setup of the IBM HTTP Server web server and IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) for use with the IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search 3.0 (ICAwES 3.0). Because ICAwES 3.0 does not support a remote web server where the HTTP Server is on a separate machine from the WAS server, this document describes only the steps for the local installation where both the HTTP Server and WAS are on the same machine.
If the steps in this document are not done after the installation of WAS, and an installation of ICAwES 3.0 is attempted, the installation results in an error saying that the webserver is not valid. If you proceed with the installation and ignore this error message, the installation will be incorrect and the applications cannot be accessed correctly.
The screenshots of this document are from the windows platform but with appropriate path changes these instructions are applicable to unix based operating systems as well.