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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 15, 2021

Allow Application Install for .ear Files Greater Than 1 gb

The 1 gb limit on deploying an ear file in WebSphere is causing us to have to use Configuration Manager to deploy any changes to the application and increasing downtime.

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Alasdair Nottingham
    Oct 15, 2021

    The 1GB ear file limit in WebSphere only applies when uploading the application via the admin console itself. If you stage the ear file to the dmgr host using sftp, scp or similar then you can specify a location on the dmgr host to deploy the application via the standard install mechanism.

    The requirement does have merit, but looking at it with respect to our total backlog of requests, and the existence of a simple work around, we do not see sufficient interest in this enhancement to merit delivery any time in the foreseeable future. Given the unlikelihood that we would deliver this, we are declining the request rather than leaving it in an uncommitted state for an extended period of time. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <charters@uk.ibm.com>.