Wednesday, July 22, 2009

How to find the websphere version of your installation ?

You might think that it's something trivial that everyone might know but unfortunately my blog gets hits looking for the command to find the version of the websphere almost everyday , hence i wrote this article and also learnt that you can write blog articles about things that are trivial as well and might get hits as good or ever better number of hits compared to non-trivial articles with less amount of time spent on writing one :) .

To find the version of WebSphere Application Sever,
  • You can run versionInfo command to generate a report from data extracted from XML files in the properties/version folder. The report includes a list of changed components and installed or uninstalled maintenance packages. you can find more about the differnet
On Windows : run %WAS_HOME%\bin\versionInfo.bat (e.g) c:\WebSphere\AppServer\versionInfo.bat

On Unix : run $WAS_HOME/bin/versionInfo.sh (e.g) /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/versionInfo.sh

Sample Report generated by the versionInfo.bat command:

D:\WebSphere\AppServer\bin>versionInfo.bat
WVER0010I: Copyright (c) IBM Corporation 2002; All rights reserved.
WVER0011I: WebSphere Application Server Release 5.1
WVER0012I: VersionInfo reporter version 1.15.2.1, dated 4/28/04

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IBM WebSphere Application Server Product Installation Status Report
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Report at date and time 2009-07-20T20:24:56-07:00

Installation
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Product Directory D:\WebSphere\AppServer
Version Directory ${product.dir}\properties\version
DTD Directory ${version.dir}\dtd
Log Directory D:\WebSphere\AppServer\logs\update
Backup Directory ${version.dir}\backup
TMP Directory C:\DOCUME~1\rkannan\LOCALS~1\Temp

Installation Platform
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Name IBM WebSphere Application Server
Version 5.1

Technology List
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BASE installed
JDK installed

Installed Product
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Name IBM WebSphere Application Server
Version 5.1.1.14
ID BASE
Build Level cf140715.02
Build Date 04/19/2007

Installed Product
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Name IBM WebSphere SDK
Version 1.4.1
ID JDK
Build Level ${build.level}
Build Date ${dateStamp}

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End Installation Status Report
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To find the version of WebSphere Portal Server,
  • You can run WPVersionInfo.sh to gather version information of the websphere portal server installation.
On Windows : run %WPS_HOME%\bin\WPVersionInfo.bat (e.g) c:\WebSphere\PortalServer\bin\WPVersionInfo.bat

On Unix : run $WPS_HOME/bin/versionInfo.sh (e.g) /opt/WebSphere/PortalServer/bin/WPVersionInfo.sh

Sample report of the command:

[root@server101 bin]# ./WPVersionInfo.sh
WVER0010I: Copyright IBM Corporation 2002, 2008; All rights reserved.
WVER0011I: WebSphere Portal
WVER0012I: VersionInfo reporter version 1.10.1.1, dated 20080530_1701
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IBM WebSphere Portal Product Installation Status Report
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... ...
Installed Product
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Name IBM WebSphere Portal MultiPlatform
Version6.1.0.0
ID MP
Build Levelwp610_494_01 2008-06-19
Build Date 06/19/2008
Installed Product
... ...
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End Installation Status Report
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To find the version of IBM JDK installed along with WebSphere Application Server,

  • you can run java -fullversion to find the jdk version details
On Windows : run %WAS_HOME%\java\bin\java -fullversion (e.g) c:\WebSphere\AppServer\java\bin\java -fullversion

On Unix : run $WAS_HOME/java/bin/java -fullversion (e.g) /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/java/bin/java -fullversion

Sample output of the command:

D:\WebSphere\AppServer\java\bin>java -fullversion
java full version "J2RE 1.4.2 IBM Windows 32 build cn1420-20040626"



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