Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Reference for UNIX

How to Use This Chapter

This chapter provides configuration information for the product components that can be configured during installation (Configure Now). Use this chapter in conjunction with the worksheets in Chapter 4, Configuration Worksheets.

For a Configure Later Installation

If you select the Configure Later installation type, little is required during installation.


Note –

The following components cannot be configured by the Java ES installer and, therefore, must be configured after installation: Directory Proxy Server, Java DB, Monitoring Console, Service Registry, and Sun Cluster components.


After installation, refer to Chapter 6, Completing Postinstallation Configuration, in Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX for guidance on configuring these product components.

For a Configure Now Installation

In a Configure Now installation, the Java ES installer displays configuration pages for the selected components that are configurable during installation. You can accept default information or enter alternate information. If you specify alternates, you are responsible for consistently pointing components to that directory or port during configuration. The default common server settings for a Configure Now installation are contained in Common Settings. You can also use individual component configurators to make additional changes.

To complete the postinstallation configuration for components that can be configured during installation, you will most likely use the tables and worksheets in this manual in addition to the instructions in Chapter 6, Completing Postinstallation Configuration, in Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX.

Configuration Information Provided by the Installer

At the end of an installation session, a summary file contains the configuration values that are set during installation. You can view this file from the final page of the installer, or from the directory where the file is saved:

Solaris OS: /var/sadm/install/logsLinux and HP-UX: /var/opt/sun/install/logs

Using the Configure Now Configuration Tables

The tables in this chapter have two columns: Label and State File Parameter, and Description. The Label and State File Parameter column contains the following information:


Tip –

A good way to see how the parameters are used is to examine the example state file in Appendix C, Example State File, in Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX.


The Description column describes the parameter listed in the Label and State File Parameter column. If a default applies to the parameter, the default value is listed. Default values apply to all installer modes, unless the description provides a separate value for a silent mode state file. State file values are case sensitive except where noted. Other information is provided as it applies to that parameter, such as examples, paths, or notes explaining anything you need to be aware of about that parameter.

If you are using this chapter as an aid for answering configuration questions posed by the installer during a Configure Now installation, do the following:

  1. Locate the section in this chapter that describes that product component.

  2. Find the table whose content matches the installer page being displayed. A table contains all the fields and questions contained on a single page of the installer.

  3. If you are using this chapter to get information about parameters in a state file, do the following:

    • If you are using the guide online, use the HTML or PDF search feature to find the parameter string.

    • If you are using a printed book, refer to the index. The index contains an entry for each parameter name, either under the parameter name itself, or under the State File Parameters entry.

Configuration Terminology

During installation and configuration, you are prompted for values relating to various types of domains, organizations, and related configuration information.