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Created on Jul 28, 2021

Support Open Liberty with WebSphere Automation

Open Liberty currently lacks the Usage Metering feature, and is therefore not able to managed by WebSphere Automation. Open Liberty is as part of our strategy for migration, so supporting Open Liberty alongside WebSphere Liberty and traditional WAS as part of the WebSphere Automation is important to us.

  • Admin
    MICHAEL THOMPSON
    Feb 23, 2022

    With recent changes to the feature installer for Open Liberty, it is now possible apply the WebSphere Automation connector feature to Open Liberty installations. At the time of this writing, the feature is WebSphere Liberty feature usageMetering-1.0, but we intend to support any/all potential future replacement features.


    Existing and new Open Liberty installations can be augmented with the featureUtility included with Open Liberty. Documentation to augment an Open Liberty install with a WebSphere Liberty feature can be found in the IBM docs:

    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/was-liberty/base?topic=liberty-installing-websphere-features-open-server


    The impact of installing a WebSphere Liberty feature will convert the runtime install to be licensed as WebSphere Liberty.


    A sample execution of this flow follows:

    BEFORE:

    $ bin/productInfo version

    Product name: Open Liberty

    Product version: 22.0.0.2

    Product edition: Open


    COMMAND:

    $ bin/featureUtility if usageMetering-1.0 --featuresbom=com.ibm.websphere.appserver.features:features:21.0.0.12

    Initializing ...

    Using 8 threads to download artifacts.

    Resolving remote features. This process might take several minutes to complete.

    <====-----------------> 15.00%

    Before you can use, extract, or install usagemetering-1.0, you must

    accept the terms of IBM International Program License Agreement and

    additional license information. Please read the following license

    agreements carefully.



    Press Enter to display the license terms now, or 'x' to skip.


    By choosing the "I Agree" option below, you agree to the terms of the

    license agreement and non-IBM terms, if applicable. If you do not

    agree, select "I do not Agree".



    Select [1] I Agree, or [2] I do not Agree: 1



    Preparing assets for installation. This process might take several minutes to complete.

    Establishing a connection to the configured Maven repository ...

    This process might take several minutes to complete.

    Successfully connected to the configured repository.

    Downloading required features ...

    Starting installation ...

    Successfully installed feature usageMetering-1.0.

    Successfully installed feature jaxrsClient-2.0.

    Successfully installed feature servlet-3.1.

    Successfully installed feature servlet-3.0.

    Successfully installed feature jaxrs-2.0.

    Successfully installed feature jsonp-1.0.

    Successfully installed feature jdbc-4.1.

    Successfully installed feature cdi-1.2.

    All features were successfully installed.

    Start product validation...

    Product validation completed successfully.



    AFTER:

    $ bin/productInfo version

    Product name: WebSphere Application Server

    Product version: 22.0.0.2

    Product edition: BASE