Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX


The Java Enterprise System Installation Guide for UNIX contains instructions for installing the Sun JavaTM Enterprise System (Java ES) software in a Sun SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS), Linux, or HP-UX 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 any UNIX operating system.

Who Should Use This Book

The material here is intended for any evaluator, system administrator, or software technician who wants to install 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 5 Release Notes for UNIX

Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Release Notes for Microsoft Windows

Contains the latest information about Java ES, including known problems. In addition, components have their own release notes listed in the Release Notes Collection (

Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Technical Overview

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

Sun Java Enterprise System 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 5 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 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows

Guides you through the process of installing Java ES. Also shows how to configure components after installation, and verify that they function properly. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Reference for UNIX

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 on the Solaris Operating System and Linux operating environment. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Upgrade Guide for UNIX

Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Upgrade Guide for Microsoft Windows

Provides instructions for upgrading to Java ES 5 from previously installed versions. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Monitoring Guide

Gives instructions for setting up the Monitoring Framework for each product component and using the Monitoring Console to view real-time data and create monitoring rules. 

Sun Java Enterprise System Glossary

Defines terms that are used in Java ES documentation.

Default Path Convention

The following table describes the default installation path convention used in this book.

Table P–2 Default Path Convention

Example Placeholder 


Example Default Value 


Represents the base installation directory for Application Server.  

Solaris OS: /opt/SUNWappserver/appserver

Linux and HP-UX: /opt/sun/appserver

Typographic Conventions

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

Table P–3 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–4 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–5 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. 

Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

Searching Sun Product Documentation

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For example, to search for “broker,” type the following:


To include other Sun web sites in your search (for example,,, and, use in place of in the search field.

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