IBM WebSphere Liberty for PCF (Beta)

WARNING! The IBM WebSphere Liberty for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) tile is currently in beta and is intended for evaluation and test purposes only. Do not use this product in a PCF production environment.

IBM WebSphere Liberty for PCF 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 PCF installs the ibm_websphere_liberty_buildpack buildpack into PCF. 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 PCF 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 PCF.

Element Details
Tile version v3.11.0
Release date June 27, 2019
Software component version 3.11.0
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v2.1.x, v2.2.x, and v2.3.x
Compatible Pivotal Application Service 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

WARNING: IBM WebSphere Liberty for PCF v3.5.0 and earlier require a Ubuntu Trusty stemcell. The end-of-life date for Ubuntu Trusty is April 2019. If a security vulnerability is found on this stemcell after April, it will not be fixed.

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.