Before using BMC Middleware Automation to manage the WebSphere Portal, verify that the following issues are addressed:
- BMC Middleware Automation finds Portal applications (.war files) in the WebSphere installedApps directory. If you have installed an application using the WebSphere Portal Admin Console web page, you might need to copy the .war file to the installedApps directory.
- Before you can update new themes and skins with BMC Middleware Automation (any theme or skin that you created, not one of the default WebSphere themes or skins), you must have added the theme or skin to the wps.ear file by using the wsadmin.sh or wsadmin.bat and EARExpander.sh or EARExpander.bat scripts. See the WebSphere Portal Server documentation for instructions on deploying customized themes and skins.