IBM Lotus Web Content Management Version 6.1 Quick Start Guide

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Use the Quick Start Guide to install IBM® Lotus® Web Content Management. This guide is intended to get you started with a quick installation of WebSphere® Portal and Lotus Web Content Management.


IBM WebSphere(R) Portal is an enterprise portal solution with the complete portal services that are necessary to deliver a single point of personalized interaction to applications, content, business processes, and people for a unified user experience. IBM Lotus Web Content Management(TM) is a powerful and sophisticated browser-based application designed to accelerate the creation, maintenance and delivery of critical business content across intranet, extranet, internet and portal sites.

Access your software and documentation

Product software can be accessed from CD or from e-image, both available from Passport Advantage. If you download your product from Passport Advantage, follow the directions in the download document: This product is available in several offerings. Review the International Program License Agreement for a complete list of the offerings and their respective entitlements.

Depending on the product offering you purchased, your product may include some or all of the following Other IBM Programs:

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, WebSphere Process Server, DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition, Tivoli Directory Server, Lotus Web Content Management, WebSphere Portlet Factory, WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer, Lotus Domino Enterprise Server, Lotus Sametime, Lotus Quickr, OmniFind Enterprise Edition, Lotus Forms Viewer, Lotus Forms Server, and Lotus Forms Designer.

For complete documentation, including installation instructions, see the WebSphere Portal information center at .

Evaluate your hardware and system configuration

See the detailed system requirements document at

Review the base architecture

The following diagram demonstrates the base architecture of WebSphere Portal and Web Content Management.

Architecture of WebSphere Portal

Install WebSphere Portal and Web Content Management

Quick installation scenario: The Quick installation scenario provides step-by-step instructions to help you quickly install a basic working instance of WebSphere Portal and Web Content Management.
1. Choose one of the following options to start the installation program:


Use the appropriate Setup disc for your operating system.

  • i5/OS: Insert the Setup disc and run install400.bat from the root directory on Windows or from the root directory in a QSH session of the i5/OS console.
  • UNIX-based: Insert the Setup disc and run the ./ command from the root directory of the CD.
  • Windows: Insert the Setup disc into the CD-ROM drive and run the install.bat command from the root directory of the CD.


Access the appropriate downloaded product code for your operating system.

  • i5/OS: Run install400.bat from the root directory of the Setup disc on Windows or from the root directory of the downloaded product in a QSH session of the i5/OS console.
  • UNIX-based: Run the ./ command from the root directory of the downloaded product.
  • Windows: Run the install.bat command from the root directory of the downloaded product.
2. Follow the instructions in the installation panels.

3. To verify that WebSphere Portal is running, open the following URL in a browser: hxxp://, where is the fully qualified host name of the machine that is running WebSphere Portal and port_number is the port number that is displayed on the confirmation panel. For example, hxxp:// To verify that Web Content Management is running, start your portal and click on the Web Content tab.

4. It is recommended that you install any manual fixes for WebSphere Application Server at this time. Refer to Supported hardware and software for manual fixes that should be applied.

More information

For more information, see the following resources:

National language version: To obtain the Quick Start Guide in other languages, access the PDF files on the Quick Start CD or at

IBM WebSphere Portal Version 6.1 Licensed Materials - Property of IBM. (C) Copyright IBM Corp. 2000, 2008. All Rights Reserved. U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp. IBM, WebSphere, Lotus, OmniFind, Sametime, Quickr, DB2, Tivoli, i5/OS, and iSeries are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines in the US, other countries, or both. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries. Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

The Quick Start Guide is available in these national language versions:

Language Quick Start Guide
English wp61wcm_quickstart_en.pdf
Arabic wp61wcm_quickstart_ar.pdf
Brazilian Portuguese wp61wcm_quickstart_pt_BR.pdf
Catalan wp61wcm_quickstart_ca.pdf
Croatian wp61wcm_quickstart_hr.pdf
Czech wp61wcm_quickstart_cs.pdf
Dutch wp61wcm_quickstart_nl.pdf
French wp61wcm_quickstart_fr.pdf
German wp61wcm_quickstart_de.pdf
Greek wp61wcm_quickstart_el.pdf
Hungarian wp61wcm_quickstart_hu.pdf
Italian wp61wcm_quickstart_it.pdf
Japanese wp61wcm_quickstart_ja.pdf
Korean wp61wcm_quickstart_ko.pdf
Polish wp61wcm_quickstart_pl.pdf
Portuguese wp61wcm_quickstart_pt.pdf
Romanian wp61wcm_quickstart_ro.pdf
Russian wp61wcm_quickstart_ru.pdf
Simplified Chinese wp61wcm_quickstart_zh.pdf
Slovakian wp61wcm_quickstart_sk.pdf
Slovenian wp61wcm_quickstart_sl.pdf
Spanish wp61wcm_quickstart_es.pdf
Thai wp61wcm_quickstart_th.pdf
Traditional Chinese wp61wcm_quickstart_zh_TW.pdf
Turkish wp61wcm_quickstart_tr.pdf
Ukrainian wp61wcm_quickstart_uk.pdf

Document information

More support for:

WebSphere Portal

Software version:


Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS

Software edition:

Enable, Extend, Server

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