I had the same issue, removed my JAVA_HOME and PATH entries, but that did not help in my case. However, I then realized that I had installed the latest version of the Websphere Update Installer, and I checked the Java version on it - it was Java 6, newer than the Java 5 that came bundled with Webshere, and I had overwritten the Websphere install package's JDK directory in the process. I simply unpacked the Websphere package to restore the original JDK directory containing Java 5, and the install worked fine.
I had downloaded Websphere ND v7. IBM's JDK will come bundled along with the WAS software or we have to download seperately.
Could any one please clarify on above.
I uninstalled existed JDK and tried to install Websphere again getting the same error again. As I mentioned above, Do we have to download IBM's JDK seperately ?
Thanks in Advance
Joined: Jan 23, 2003
A JVM has traditionally been packaged with Websphere, so I would assume that is still the case in v7. You should not have to download one separately - unless you want to, of course. It usually does not create problems, but it did in this case, because the update installer was expecting Java 6, and Websphere came with Java 5.