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Summary: This page describes how to deploy the CAST dashboards on IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS).


CAST recommends that the CAST dashboards are installed on Apache Tomcat, however it is also possible to use IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) instead. The following page describes how to perform this installation.


IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) is not supported for deployment of CAST Dashboard ≥ 2.0.

Prerequisites and assumptions

The following section lists all prerequisites and assumptions that have been made. Please ensure that your environment adheres to these:


(tick)IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.xThis document describes installation on IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.x. It is assumed that this is already installed and functioning.
(tick)Host Operating SystemThis document assumes that IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.x is already installed on a Linux Operating System.
(tick)RDBMS for CAST AIP schemasThis document assumes that CAST Storage Service will be used to host the CAST AIP schemas. It is also assumed that the CAST Storage Service is installed and configured already (see CAST Storage Service) either on the same machine used for IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 or on a remote machine (however, instructions are not provided for CAST Storage Service hosted on a remote machine).
(tick)Java Development Kit (JDK)This document assumes that a JDK ≥ 1.7.0 is already installed on the Linux Operating System.
(tick)Linux user used to run IBM WebSphere Application Server This document assumes that the Linux user used to run IBM WebSphere Application Server has root privileges.


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If you have any errors while testing the connection, please consult the following log to help debug the issue: /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/logs/dmgr/SystemOut.log


Assign these JAR to the shared library for the application:

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