IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.x Developer Tools

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2023-09 (4.29), 2023-06 (4.28)

2023-03 (4.27), 2022-12 (4.26)

2022-03 (4.23)

2020-06 (4.16), 2020-03 (4.15), 2019-12 (4.14)

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Solution Description

An Eclipse IDE plugin for building and deploying Java EE, OSGi and Web 2.0 applications to WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.x with Java EE 7.  

The 23.2 release was tested for use with Eclipse 2023-09. For a list of supported versions and for more information about installing and downloading the tools, including archived versions of the tools for older versions of Eclipse, see WebSphere Application Server Developer Tools Releases.  

This release has some known issues and workarounds which can be found here.   

Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: 2023-09 (4.29), 2023-06 (4.28), 2023-03 (4.27), 2022-12 (4.26), 2022-03 (4.23), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-03 (4.15), 2019-12 (4.14)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Organization Name: IBM

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 17:54

License: Commercial - Free

Date Updated: Friday, June 7, 2024 - 12:24

Submitted by: Dario Flores

Date Ranking Installs Clickthroughs
July 2024 75/626 208 13
June 2024 76/681 441 20
May 2024 78/682 477 25
April 2024 80/687 504 20
March 2024 85/694 490 12
February 2024 86/687 401 13
January 2024 84/691 459 20
December 2023 117/671 286 14
November 2023 84/686 535 6
October 2023 76/673 579 26
September 2023 74/663 570 11
August 2023 78/673 525 10
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when installed in 2023-09, WDT 9.x works as expected. When upgrading Eclipse in-place or installing WDT on fresh 2024-03 Eclipse - WDT will not start/stop server. Error indicates a provided class was removed/replaced during the upgrade (maybe?)

from the log

!ENTRY 4 2 2024-05-31 11:17:43.757
!MESSAGE An internal error occurred during: "Starting WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 at localhost".
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/eclipse/jst/server/core/internal/ProgressUtil
	at org.eclipse.debug.internal.core.LaunchConfiguration.launch(
	at org.eclipse.debug.internal.core.LaunchConfiguration.launch(
	at org.eclipse.debug.internal.core.LaunchConfiguration.launch(
	at org.eclipse.wst.server.core.internal.Server.startImpl2(
	at org.eclipse.wst.server.core.internal.Server.startImpl(
	at org.eclipse.wst.server.core.internal.Server$
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.eclipse.jst.server.core.internal.ProgressUtil cannot be found by
	at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.loader.BundleLoader.generateException(
	at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.loader.BundleLoader.findClass0(
	at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.loader.BundleLoader.findClass(
	at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.loader.ModuleClassLoader.loadClass(
	at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
	... 11 more

I have Eclipse 2023-09 with plugin installing manually with When I add Websphere 9.0 profile I always get warning indicating to have at least java version 8.0 or I will have IPC or SOAP connectivity issues. Later if I finished the installation, when I start WebSphere gets on 'Starting' status and doesn't allow to open the Administrative console, unless I go through my browser, or deploy applications.

If I change on eclipse.ini to java 8.0, javaw.exe file that comes with Websphere 9.x,  Eclipse doesn't start and indicates that I should use java 17. Is any way to resolve at least this connectivity issue? Instructions don't seem to be updated on considering the gap of java versions between Eclipse and WebSphere..

On earlier versions of this plugin it was possible to code jython script for was administration. It would also required another plugin, Pydev. I have used it exetensively for was v8.5. Is it still possibel to do it for the current version of this plugin? I have hard time to guess tjhe right eclipse/pydeve/Websphere developer tools , combination

In reply to by Victor Barcan

Hi Victor,

Although we've not tested this, I don't see why not - jython is still supported for WAS scripting

In terms of version to use, I'm also guessing, but I think you should use Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java and Web Developers 2023-12, WDT 23.2 and Pydev 12 - I managed to install those but haven't used it in anger. I followed the instructions for 'Installing from the update site' on the Pydev installation instructions page.

I don't think WDT would run on LiClipse because I think it's based on Eclipse for Java Developers and WDT needs the extra plugins for Enterprise Java to work.

Good luck!

The plugin is breaks maven nature in eclipse 2023-03.

I start with a brand new eclipse installation and simply install this plugin.

Then maven nature gets corrupted and none of the Maven projects works.

The plugin is disabling maven nature in Eclipse 2023-06 and Windows 10.

Eclipse show the display dialog informing that the project lacks maven support and offers to install m2e that is already installed.

Hello all,

i installed the Plugin V22.2  into Eclipse 2022-03 (4.23.0) and getting multiple Errors when editing Java Files:

Error "Requesting Java AST from selection"  caused by:

java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: 'boolean'
    at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.ui.text.JavaWordFinder.findWord(
    at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.ui.javaeditor.JavaEditor.updateOccurrenceAnnotations(
    at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.ui.javaeditor.JavaEditor$ActivationListener.windowActivated(
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench$
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.fireWindowActivated(
    at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchWindow$6.shellActivated(
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.TypedListener.handleEvent(
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.EventTable.sendEvent(
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.sendEvent(
    at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.sendEvent(


As a result, the Java editor can no longer be used properly. Unless you disable "Java/Editor/Mark Occurrences". Is there another way to turn off this error? Or is there a prospect of a new plugin version that works with Eclipse 2022-12? (The problem is said to have been fixed there)

In reply to by 本松 大輝

<p>For anyone who is looking for the zip reposotiry, you can find it in the link below. The zip file is under each eclipse version directories.</p>


<p>Note: since I can&#39;t post the external link here, I deleted &quot;h&quot; at the begining of the URL above.</p>



Error message:

No repository found at

Version: 2022-06 (4.24.0)
Build id: 20220609-1112

Hi there,

I'm not able to install WAS Dev Tools v9.x for Eclipse v 2020-06.  I tried installing it using Eclipse Marketplace and also by taking the appropriate URL from this page and selecting 'Install New Software', both methods didn't work.  In both cases I got the same error:

An error occurred while collecting items to be installed
session context was:(profile=epp.package.jee, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Collect, operand=, action=).
Unable to read repository at (I was not allowed to paste the link).
Read timed out

When checking the health status of WAS Dev Tools v9.x, it has all red 'X's on each version

I assume that's not a good sign?  I wanted to try and download the ZIP file to install it manually but I don't see a way to access it for download, can you help please?



In reply to by Vaneet Lotay

Hi Vaneet, thank you for reporting this and I'm sorry to hear about the issues you had installing the Dev Tools. DHE has had some stability issues recently and so I believe that was what was occurring at the time you were trying to install. I have successfully installed the tools on a fresh 2020-06 Eclipse today. Could you please try again and let me know if you have any more issues?

In reply to by Billy Dawson


After restarting Eclipse, I just tried it again both in Eclipse Marketplace and using the Install New Software option in Eclipse, both resulting in the same error again.  It can't access the jar ''.  I can't paste the full link due to the restrictions in these comments but I'd be happy to privately if you give me a way or if I need to get patched to technical support that's fine too.  If there was a way I could install the plugins from a ZIP file like it says in some of these tutorials so it would avoid trying to install the plugin by accessing packages via the web, that would help but I don't know how to access the one for WebSphere dev tools v9.  Can you point me to how to download the ZIP file?  Or can you help me diagnose the issue with not being able to access that jar file?  I would appreciate it immensely as this affects my ability to use Eclipse to do my work.

In reply to by Vaneet Lotay

Hi all,

I'd just like to post that with the help of a coworker we figured out what the issue was.  If I use the method which involves the option 'Install New Software' in Eclipse, it needs a URL for the repository basically which I can obtain from this page for my Eclipse version.  When I was pasting the URL and going through with the install for WDT v9 it was always ending in that same error that it couldn't find the jar file.  I noticed the URL began with 'http', if I tried 'https', it worked fine.  I would suggest if possible for you guys to change all the links to 'https' in these marketplace pages as it may avoid further issues from other users, just a suggestion.



In reply to by Vaneet Lotay

Hello Vaneet,

I have done several tests and can't normally see the issue you describe.  The only time I did hit was when i disconnected my VPN halfway through the install.  That might even be a red herring as for all I know that could have been coincidental.  It looks like the site automatically redirects any http traffic to https ... and I have been able to download using http or https.

Having said that I changed the url to https anyway and retested as as it didn't cause any failures I have left it like that. I'm not sure if that will help with your particular error ... please try it and get back to us. 

The fact that your experience that http does not get redirected to https (just on a browser download of the jar in question) concerns me.

Cheers ... Dave

2021-06 is listed under "Eclipse Versions:" but it's not compatible. The last line of the description "Eclipse version 2020-06 or before" is probably more accurate, but that's pretty old.
The part of the URL that ends up being "install_not_applicable_for_this_version_of_eclipse" should be the version-specific path to resources; lots of people are getting that because it shows up in the Eclipse Marketplace for unsupported Eclipse versions. I find this level of support is pretty normal for IBM's open source contributions.

Plugin claims to be not compatible to Eclipse 2021-06 runnign with OpenJDK 11 (understandable) and Eclipse 2019-06 running with OpenJDK 8 (not understandable).

I am unable to install the software offline using the archieve. I am getting error of missing plugins and when i search those plugins in the site, i don't see the jar availale there


Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.
  Software being installed: WebSphere® Application Server V9.0 Tools 20.0.900.v20200826_1754 ( 20.0.900.v20200826_1754)
  Missing requirement: WebSphere® Application Server V9.0 Tools 20.0.900.v20200826_1754 ( 20.0.900.v20200826_1754) requires 'org.eclipse.equinox.p2.iu; 3.2.3' but it could not be found



When trying to download the plugin, it returns the following error:

No repository found at https:// =>


Is there a way to install this on a laptop without internet access, by downloading the repo as a kind of zip archive?

Thx in advance


Eclipse 2020-12 needs Java 11 as a minimum version to run on. This seems to cause problems when using theses plugins. For example when creating a new WebSphere 8.5 server I get a popup: "IBM JRE Warning - An attempt was made to use a WebSphere Application Server specific function, which is only supported on JRE 6.0, 7.0 or 8.0.


I couldn't debug in ejb classes on WAS v9.

Hot reload is failing with small  text change. It's specific to  WAS v9. I could see in all the versions (Fix pack) of v9. But, not on earlier WAS versions or Websphere Liberty Profile.

 Can  you provide any workaround ?.

Hello All,

Im getting below error whenever im trying to install the IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.x Developer Tools

Error : Unable to connect to repository
Connection timed out: connect


the context.xml is not present in the URL.

Im using Spring tool suite 3.9.6


can anyone please help me with this eeror.