Installing the WAR File for WebSphere

JasperReports Server supports deployment on the IBM WebSphere Application Server, but requires its own database to store information such as users, organizations, and the repository. WebSphere users must use the WAR file distribution to install JasperReports Server. Download the WAR file distribution from TIBCO Jaspersoft Technical Support ( or contact your sales representative. The WAR file distribution comes in a file named

The WAR file distribution also includes two sample databases containing data for optional demos. For evaluation, Jaspersoft recommends installing the sample databases. In a production environment, you typically don’t install the sample databases. You create and initialize the required repository database and the optional sample databases before JasperReports Server is deployed in WebSphere. The WebSphere administrator uses the WebSphere Administrative Console to deploy JasperReports Server.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Procedure for Installing and Deploying the WAR File in WebSphere
Logging into the Server
Configuring Report Scheduling
Updating XML/A Connection Definitions (Optional)
Troubleshooting your Configuration