Configure WebSphere 4.0.3 for ArcIMS Service Administrator on HP-UX

Last Published: April 25, 2020


If you wish to use ArcIMS Service Administrator to remotely administer ArcIMS services, you must configure your Web Server.


  1. In a text editor, open <ArcIMS Installation Directory>/Middleware/Application_Server/
  2. Find the preferenceFile parameter and edit it to point to the file: preferenceFile=<ArcIMS Installation Directory>/Middleware/Application_Server/
  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Start IBM HTTP server by navigating to <IBM HTTP Server Installation Directory>/bin. Type:
    ./adminctl start
    ./apachectl start
  5. Make sure IBM WebSphere Application server is running. If not, start the server by navigating to <WebSphere Installation Directory>/AppServer/bin. Type:
  6. Start the WebSphere Advanced Administrative Console by navigating to <WebSphere Installation Directory>/AppServer/bin. Type:
  7. On the left sidebar, expand the WebSphere Administrative Domain, Nodes, computer name and Application Server to make sure that the 'Default Server' is running. If not, right-click on it and click Start.
  8. On the tool panel, click Wizards > Install Enterprise Application. This opens the Install Enterprise Application Wizard.
  9. Select Install stand alone module (*.war, *.jar). For Path, Browse and navigate to <ArcIMS Installation Directory>/Administrator/esriadmin.war.
  10. For Application Name, type: esriadmin
  11. For Context root for web module, type: /esriadmin
  12. Click Next and accept all the defaults until you reach the Completing the Application Installation Wizard page. Click on Finish. This deploys the application.
  13. The ArcIMS Service Administrator is installed under installedApps inside the IBM WebSphere installation directory.
  14. Open the websphereplugin-cfg.xml file located under <WebSphere Installation Directory>/AppServer/config
    Create an esri UriGroup if you don't have one:
    <UriGroup Name="esri">
    Add the following to Route ServerGroup session if you don't have one.
    <Route ServerGroup="<server name>/Default Server" UriGroup="esri" VirtualHostGroup="default_host" />
    Add <Uri Name="/esriadmin/*" /> to the esri UriGroup session:
    <UriGroup Name="esri">
    <Uri Name="/esriadmin/*" />
  15. Save and close the file.
  16. Stop and restart the Default Server.

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