Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • 500Mhz Pentium
  • 512 MB RAM minimum, 768 MB recommended
  • 6 GB disk space
  • Ethernet or Token Ring card
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Network connectivity to the internet
  • Must have LAN connectivity

Minimum Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4. (Important: Windows 2003 or Windows XP are not supported).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 (or higher)
  • Netscape 7 (or higher) / Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher)
  • WinZip 8.0 (or higher)
  • IBM DB2 V8.1 Enterprise Edition *
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server v5.1 *
  • IBM ASTK V5.1 *
  • WebSphere MQ V6 for Windows NT and Windows 2000 *
  • IBM WebSphere Deployment Manager v5.1#

* – indicates software provided by Web Age Solutions on CD. # – indicates software that Web Age Solutions is not permitted to distribute.


Note: The drive with the installation files will be referred to as drive X: , please substitute this drive letter with the appropriate CD or network drive letter.

Receive the following CD(s) from Web Age Solutions:

  • DB2 V8.1 Enterprise Edition
  • ASTK V5.1
  • Websphere V5.1
  • WebSphere Deployment Manager V5.1 (Do not install. Please pass the CD to the instructor prior to the class)
  • WebSphere MQ V6.0 for Windows NT and Windows 2000 (60 day evaluation)

Setup instructionsInstall and setup the software in the following order (click the software title for installation instructions) :

  1. Click the link IBM DB2 V8.1 Enterprise Edition for installation.
  2. Copy the WebSphere V5.1 CD to the directory <local hard drive>:WebSphereV5.1Software or a network drive the students can access.
  3. Copy the ASTK V5.1 CD to the directory <local hard drive>:ASTKV5.1Software or a network drive the students can access.
  4. The instructor should copy the contents of the Network Deployment CD to his or her <local hard drive>:NDV5.1Software. If the corportaion has licenses then copy the contents of the CD to a network drive or local hard drive to a directory called NDV5.1Software.
  5. Download Microsoft Web Application Stress Tool from and install it.
  6. Click the link WebSphere MQ V6 Setup Guide for installation.
  7. Unzip the file Lab to drive C: or the local hard drive.