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Release 7.0.20

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1 Oracle iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20 Release Notes

This document contains information about new features and enhancements, installation notes, and known issues in Oracle iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20.

This document contains the following sections:

1.1 New Feature and Enhancement in Oracle iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20

There are no new features and enhancements in Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.20.

For information about features and enhancements in previous Oracle iPlanet web Server 7.0 releases, see Appendix A.

1.2 Issues Resolved in Oracle iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20

This section lists the issues resolved in Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.20. The documentation issues are prefixed "Doc:" in the Summary column of the table.

Issue ID Description

12306936

Renewal of CA-signed certificate fails from Admin UI with Security Token Mismatch Error.

12984556

Fix to Security Token Mismatch Error in Renew Certificate Wizard.

16834733

Oracle iPlanet Webserver with an SSL listener crashes if the SSL cache is disabled, and the client certificate expires.

17309955

Corrected a mismatch of key-value names for bind-password in the Admin GUI.

17446698

Resolved memory leak issue in admin server related to instance member state changes.

17652218

Server should return a Bad Response (400) for a malformed request, rather than closing the connection.

17835893

Doc: New configuration option for get/set properties in auth.db.

See Section 3.2.23

18026360

Resolved memory leak issue in admin server related to instance member state changes.

18263786

The default size of the header buffer used in the reverse-proxy is now the same as the request-header-buffer-size element of the http element in server.xml.

18278817

Doc: Document the components you can use with a custom log format.

See Section 3.2.23

18313136

Unable to create a certificate with a generalized time format.


For information about issues resolved in previous Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 releases, see Appendix B.

1.3 Hardware and Software Requirements

This section provides information about the hardware and software requirements of Oracle iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20, including the following topics:

1.3.1 Product Patches

Patches for Oracle iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20 are available on the My Oracle Support site at http://support.oracle.com.

The following table lists the patches.

Platform Patch ID

Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)

17727110

Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)

17727131

Linux x86

17727132

Linux x86-64

17727133

IBM AIX on POWER Systems (32-bit)

17727329

HP-UX PA-RISC (32-bit)

17727134


1.3.2 Supported Platforms

Complete information about supported operating environments and hardware for Oracle iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20 is available in Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.9+ Certification Matrix, which is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Memory and Disk Space Requirements

  • Minimum recommended disk space: 550 MB

  • Minimum required memory

    • For Red Hat Enterprise Linux: 768 MB

    • For all other operating systems: 512 MB

1.3.3 Supported JDKs

From release 7.0.9 onward, Oracle iPlanet Web Server is supported only on Java SE 6, not on Java SE 5.

From Web Server 7.0.17 and higher, Java SE 7 is supported on Solaris, Linux and Windows platforms.

For information about the supported operating systems, see the Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.9+ Certification Matrix spreadsheet, the link to which is available on the following page:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Note:

JDK 7 is packaged with Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.18, for all the operating systems that are listed in the supported platforms spreadsheet, except HP-UX and AIX.

1.3.4 System Virtualization Support

System virtualization is a technology that enables multiple operating system instances to execute independently on shared hardware. Functionally, software deployed to an operating system hosted in a virtualized environment is generally unaware that the underlying platform has been virtualized. Oracle tests its products on selected system virtualization and operating system combinations to help validate that Oracle products continue to function on properly sized and configured virtualized environments as they do on non-virtualized systems.

For information about support for Oracle products in virtualized environments, see:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/oracleas-supported-virtualization-089265.html

1.3.5 Operating System Patches

Update your operating system with the latest applicable patches. Required patches are listed in the following sections.

1.3.5.1 Solaris Patches

x86 or SPARC users of Solaris 10 should have the latest patch cluster installed. The patch cluster is available on the My Oracle Support site at:

http://support.oracle.com

Note:

On a 32-bit Solaris (SPARC) platform, install SUNWlibC and SUNWlibCx packages, in addition to the patches listed in this section.

The Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 installer determines whether the required patches are installed on your system; without them, the installation fails. The following patches are required for successful installation and functioning of Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 on a supported platform.

Note:

If the patches available at http://support.oracle.com are obsolete, download the most recent version of these patches because they include the latest bug fixes and product enhancements.

Note:

To know the Solaris version installed on your system, see the /etc/release file.

The /etc/release file contains Solaris version information in the following format:

            Solaris 10 6/06 s10x_u2wos_08 X86
   Copyright 2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. 
             Use is subject to license terms.
                   Assembled 02 May 2006
1.3.5.1.1 Solaris 10 (SPARC and x86) Patches
  • SPARC

    119963-26 — Shared library patch for C++

  • x86

    119964-26 — Shared library patch for C++

1.3.5.2 AIX Patches

  • AIX 5.3: 5300-08-01-0819 or later

  • AIX 6.1: 6100-00-04-0815 or later

1.3.5.3 Linux 6.x Patch

compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 rpm

glibc-2.12-1.80.el6.i686 rpm

1.3.6 Supported Browsers

Information about the supported web browsers for Oracle iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20 is available in the Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 Certification Matrix, which is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

1.3.7 Deprecation Notices

Uncertified Operating System Versions

As of iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20, the following operating system versions are not certified:

  • Microsoft Windows XP

  • Microsoft Window Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 2

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server

  • Solaris 9 Update 9 SPARC (32- and 64-bit)

  • Solaris 9 Update 8 x86 (32-bit)

  • Solaris 8

  • OpenSolaris

  • HP-UX 11.11

  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3

Uncertified Web Browser Versions

As of iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20, the following web browser versions are not certified:

  • Firefox 2

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

  • Mozilla (all versions)

1.4 Installation, Migration, and Upgrade Notes

This section includes notes about installing, migrating, and upgrading Web Server. For detailed information about these topics, review the information in Oracle iPlanet Web Server Installation and Migration Guide.

For known issues as of Oracle iPlanet Web Server Release 7.0.20, see Chapter 2, "Known Issues."

1.4.1 Installation Notes

You cannot install Web Server to a directory that contains an earlier major version of Web Server. You can, however, migrate the existing installation after installing Web Server to a new directory.

Web Server can be installed as part of Java Enterprise System or as a standalone version.

1.4.1.1 Standalone Installation

In a standalone installation, all the necessary shared components such as NSS and NSPR are packaged with the Web Server installation files.

1.4.1.2 Java ES Installation

Java ES patches for Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 were provided up to release 7.0.12. The information in this section is applicable only to release 7.0.12 and earlier releases.

If you are installing Oracle iPlanet Web Server as part of the Java ES suite, the Java ES installer installs all the shared components such as NSS and NSPR as separate packages and Web Server specific binaries as separate OS-dependent packages.

Download and install the latest Java ES component patches for your operating system from http://support.oracle.com.

Note:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server will not start successfully without installing the latest NSS and NSPR patches on your system. Therefore, before installing the latest update of Oracle iPlanet Web Server, look in the patch README for the appropriate NSS patch available for your system.

1.4.2 Migration Notes

Web Server 6.0 and 6.1 configurations can be migrated. Direct migration from a Web Server release earlier than 6.0 is not supported. Earlier releases such as Web Server 4.0 must first be migrated to Web Server 6.1, then to Web Server 7.0. For information about migrating from Web Server 4.0 or later to Web Server 6.1, see Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 Installation and Migration Guide and Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 Release Notes at:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19857-01/index.html

For more information about migrating from Web Server 4.1 to Web Server 7.0, and from all versions of Web Server 6.0 to Web Server 7.0, see Oracle iPlanet Web Server Installation and Migration Guide.

1.4.3 Upgrade Notes

When you install the latest update of Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 over an existing 7.0 installation, the installer automatically performs the upgrade.

If Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 is already installed, point the installer (pertaining to the latest update) to the location of the existing 7.0 installation, and then upgrade.

For more information about upgrading from Web Server 7.0 to Web Server 7.0 Update 5, see Oracle iPlanet Web Server Installation and Migration Guide.

Compatibility Issues

  1. Web Server 7.0 supports JavaServer Faces 1.2 technology. Most JavaServer Faces 1.1 applications are expected to work with Web Server 7.0 without any modifications. However, there are some compatibility issues that might be encountered when migrating applications to JavaServer Faces 1.2 applications and such applications require modifications.

    The changes are documented in the JavaServer Faces release notes at:

    https://javaserverfaces.dev.java.net/rlnotes/1.2_04/issues.html

  2. Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 provided with Java ES 5 is not compatible with Web Server 7.0 Update 1. If you have deployed Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 along with Web Server 7.0, you need to upgrade both servers rather than only Web Server 7.0.

    The required Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 upgrade is available with Java ES 5 Update 1 or with the following patches at:

    http://support.oracle.com

    • 124301 (SPARC)

    • 124302 (x86)

    • 124303 (Linux)

    If you are using a localized version of Web Server, install the following Portal Server localization patches:

    • 125301 (Solaris SPARC, Solaris x86 localization)

    • 125302 (Linux localization)