IBM WebSphere Liberty for VMware Tanzu (Beta)

WARNING! The IBM WebSphere Liberty for VMware Tanzu tile is currently in beta and is intended for evaluation and test purposes only. Do not use this product in a VMware Tanzu production environment.

IBM WebSphere Liberty for VMware Tanzu is a buildpack that provides a complete runtime environment for running Java EE and OSGi applications on top of IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty. Liberty is a highly composable, fast to start, dynamic application server runtime environment.


IBM WebSphere Liberty for VMware Tanzu installs the ibm_websphere_liberty_buildpack buildpack into VMware Tanzu. Developers can then deploy their Java EE applications using the buildpack. The buildpack downloads and installs the Liberty runtime along with the IBM JRE. The buildpack can handle different application types such as Web applications (.war), Enterprise applications (.ear), Liberty packaged servers, or Liberty server directories.

For more information, see IBM WebSphere Liberty Buildpack.

Key Features

IBM WebSphere Liberty for VMware Tanzu includes the following key features:

  • Supports Java EE 8 and 7 applications
  • Supports different application types
    • Java EE archives (.war, .ear)
    • Liberty archives that can include configuration data along with applications
    • Standalone applications (.jar), etc.
  • Runs on IBM SDK and supports OpenJDK

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about IBM WebSphere Liberty for VMware Tanzu.

Element Details
Tile version v3.13.0
Release date October 2, 2019
Software component version 3.13.0
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v2.1.x, v2.2.x, and v2.3.x
Compatible VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs version(s) v2.1.x, v2.3.x, and v2.31.x
BOSH stemcell version Ubuntu Xenial
IaaS support AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere

Release Notes

For information about specific versions, see the IBM WebSphere Liberty Buildpack Release Notes.


If you have a feature request, questions, or information about a bug, please open an issue on IBM WebSphere Liberty Buildpack.