Step by Step guide to setup Eclipse with Websphere Liberty (Developer version)
This post will provide step-by-step guidance to set up Eclipse with Websphere Server (Liberty).
Websphere is a very common application server used in software industry. For a very long Websphere was licensed but IBM recently released a free version that can be used for developers for development purposes (Click Here to know about restrictions on license).
Note: Below screen shots are for windows 64-bit version. Please act accordingly for 32-bit versions.
Step 1: Download Websphere Liberty (Developer Version)
Click Here to download Websphere Liberty.
Once downloaded, extract the server to D:\Software\Websphere. You will see following structure after the extract is complete in D:\Software\Websphere\wlp.
Step 2: Download Eclipse
Click Here to download Eclipse. For this guide, I am downloading Eclipse Mars. But you can download anything that is compatible with Java version you downloaded.
Once downloaded extract contents to D:\Software. You will see following structure after download is complete.
Step 3: Download Websphere developer tools for Eclipse
Click Here to open IBM site to download websphere tools for Eclipse.
Drag and drop the highlighted part into Eclipse and it should guide you through the process to download the Websphere tools.
Step 4: Setup Server Configuration in Eclipse
Open Eclipse and Open Server View (Window -> Show View -> Servers)
Right Click New -> Server
Select “Websphere Application Server Liberty”.
Click on Next
Click on Finish when Done.
Now start the server by clicking on start button and you will see that server has started successfully.
Hope this Set up process was helpful. Please use the comment section if you face any issues setting up and I will help you as soon as I can.