Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Reference


The Java Enterprise System Installation Reference contains the reference information you need to install the Sun JavaTM Enterprise System (Java ES) software in a Sun SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS) or Linux operating environment. Some instructions in the guide are specific to one platform or are different for each platform, in which case, the information is labeled by platform name. However, most instructions are not labeled by platform name and apply to both Solaris OS and Linux.

Who Should Use This Book

The material here is intended for any evaluator, system administrator, or software technician who is installing the Java ES software. This guide assumes you are familiar with the following:

Java ES Documentation Set

The Java ES documentation set describes deployment planning and system installation. The URL for system documentation is For an introduction to Java ES, refer to the books in the order in which they are listed in the following table.

Table P–1 Java Enterprise System Documentation

Document Title 


Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Release Notes

Contains the latest information about Java ES, including known problems. In addition, components have their own release notes. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Documentation Roadmap

Provides descriptions of all documentation related to Java ES, both as a system and for the individual components. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Technical Overview

Introduces the technical and conceptual foundations of Java ES. Describes components, the architecture, processes, and features. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Deployment Planning Guide

Provides an introduction to planning and designing enterprise deployment solutions based on Java ES. Presents basic concepts and principles of deployment planning and design, discusses the solution life cycle, and provides high-level examples and strategies to use when planning solutions based on Java ES. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Planning Guide

Helps you develop the implementation specifications for the hardware, operating system, and network aspects of your Java ES deployment. Describes issues such as component dependencies to address in your installation and configuration plan. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Guide for UNIX

Guides you through the process of installing Java ES on the Solaris Operating System or the Linux operating system. Also shows how to configure components after installation, and verify that they function properly. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Reference

Gives additional information about configuration parameters, provides worksheets to use in your configuration planning, and lists reference material such as default directories and port numbers. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q1 Deployment Example Series: Evaluation Scenario

Describes how to install Java ES on one system, establish a set of core, shared, and networked services, and set up user accounts that can access the services that you establish. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Upgrade Guide

Provides instructions for upgrading Java ES on the Solaris Operating System or the Linux operating environment. 

Sun Java Enterprise System Glossary

Defines terms that are used in Java ES documentation.

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes that are used in this book.

Table P–2 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



A placeholder to be replaced with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized (note that some emphasized items appear bold online) 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows default system prompts and superuser prompts.

Table P–3 Shell Prompts



C shell on UNIX and Linux systems 


C shell superuser on UNIX and Linux systems 


Bourne shell and Korn shell on UNIX and Linux systems 


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser on UNIX and Linux systems 


Microsoft Windows command line 


Symbol Conventions

The following table explains symbols that might be used in this book.

Table P–4 Symbol Conventions





[ ]

Contains optional arguments and command options. 

ls [-l]

The -l option is not required.

{ | }

Contains a set of choices for a required command option. 

-d {y|n}

The -d option requires that you use either the y argument or the n argument.

${ }

Indicates a variable reference. 


References the value of the com.sun.javaRoot variable.

Joins simultaneous multiple keystrokes. 


Press the Control key while you press the A key. 

Joins consecutive multiple keystrokes. 


Press the Control key, release it, and then press the subsequent keys. 


Indicates menu item selection in a graphical user interface. 

File -> New -> Templates 

From the File menu, choose New. From the New submenu, choose Templates. 

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