IBM Support

IBM WebSphere Portal Express and WebSphere Portal Express Idle Stand-by per Install License Option Version 7.0 Quick Start Guide

Product documentation


IBM® WebSphere® Portal Express® offers the complete set of portal services necessary to deliver a single point of personalized interaction to applications, content, business processes, and people for a unified user experience.


Step 1: Access the software and documentation

Product software can be accessed from DVD or e-image, both available from Passport Advantage®. If you download your product from Passport Advantage, follow the directions in the download document at This product is available as a single product offering with multiple licensing options. Review the International Program License Agreement for a list of licensing options and their respective entitlements.

The product offering that you purchased includes limited entitlements to all or portions of the following other IBM programs:

IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, IBM DB2 Universal Database™ Workgroup Edition, IBM Tivoli® Directory Server, IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Identity Edition, IBM Lotus® Web Content Management, IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer, IBM Lotus Domino® Enterprise Server, IBM Lotus Sametime®, and IBM Lotus Quickr™ for WebSphere Portal.

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

Step 2: Evaluate the hardware and system configuration

See the detailed system requirements document at

Step 3: Review the base architecture

The following diagram demonstrates the base architecture of WebSphere Portal Express:

Architecture of WebSphere Portal Express
Step 4: Install WebSphere Portal

The Quick installation scenario provides step-by-step instructions to help you quickly install a basic working instance of WebSphere Portal Express.
1. You can either start the installation process from the appropriate DVD or downloaded product code for your operating system.

Navigate to the root directory and run the following commands:

  • IBM i:
  • To install locally from a QSH session of the IBM i console, run
  • To run the installer from the Microsoft® Windows® platform and install to a remote IBM i system, run setup.exe.
  • Linux®: Run ./
  • Windows: Run setup.exe.
2. Follow the instructions in the installation pages.
3. To verify that WebSphere Portal is running open the following URL in a browser:

where is the fully qualified host name of the system that is running WebSphere Portal and port_number is the port number that is displayed on the confirmation page. For example,
4. Install any required fixes for WebSphere Application Server at this time. See Supported hardware and software for more information about required fixes that must be applied.
More information

For more information, see the following resources:

IBM WebSphere Portal Express Version 7.0 Licensed Materials - Property of IBM. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2000, 2010. U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.

IBM, the IBM logo, and® are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at "Copyright and trademark information"

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

Language Quick Start Guide
English wp70exp_quickstart_en.pdf
Arabic wp70exp_quickstart_ar.pdf
Brazilian Portuguese wp70exp_quickstart_pt_br.pdf
Catalan wp70exp_quickstart_ca.pdf
Croatian wp70exp_quickstart_hr.pdf
Czech wp70exp_quickstart_cs.pdf
Dutch wp70exp_quickstart_nl.pdf
French wp70exp_quickstart_fr.pdf
German wp70exp_quickstart_de.pdf
Greek wp70exp_quickstart_el.pdf
Hungarian wp70exp_quickstart_hu.pdf
Korean wp70exp_quickstart_ko.pdf
Polish wp70exp_quickstart_pl.pdf
Portuguese wp70exp_quickstart_pt.pdf
Romanian wp70exp_quickstart_ro.pdf
Russian wp70exp_quickstart_ru.pdf
Simplified Chinese wp70exp_quickstart_zh.pdf
Slovakian wp70exp_quickstart_sk.pdf
Slovenian wp70exp_quickstart_sl.pdf
Spanish wp70exp_quickstart_es.pdf
Thai wp70exp_quickstart_th.pdf
Traditional Chinese wp70exp_quickstart_zh_tw.pdf
Ukrainian wp70exp_quickstart_uk.pdf

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal

Software version: 7.0

Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Software edition: Express

Reference #: 7018604

Modified date: 31 August 2010

Translate this page: