So you want customized WebSphere container images? Here’s how!

John Alcorn
Mar 11, 2020 · 7 min read

Customers often want to create customized, curated container images of both traditional WebSphere Application Server (tWAS) and WebSphere/Open Liberty, and have their developers start from these when writing cloud-native apps. Let’s look at how to go about that.

Developing microservices that run in a containerized WebSphere is easy. Usually you would just pull either traditional WebSphere (docker pull ibmcom/websphere-traditional:latest-ubi) or Liberty (docker pull openliberty/open-liberty:kernel-java8-openj9-ubi) from…