Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

ProcedureTo Run the Installer in Silent Mode

Silent installation can be lengthy, depending on the quantity and type of product components that you are installing.

  1. Verify that your state file is edited correctly for the host.

    Caution – Caution –

    In a state file created for silent installation, some parameters specify sensitive data, such as administrator passwords. Make sure to secure the file as appropriate for your deployment.

  2. If you are not logged in as root, become superuser.

  3. Navigate to the directory where the installer utility is located.

    cd installer-directory
  4. Run the installer using the following syntax:

    ./installer -noconsole -state statefile

    Start the installer in silent mode, suppressing the user interface.


    Use the specified state file as input to a silent installation.


    Specify an absolute or relative pathname to a state file.

  5. After installation is complete, proceed to the next host and repeat Steps 1 through 4.