Sun Java System Reference Configuration Series: Portal Service on Application Server Cluster


This guide describes a portal service that is built from Sun JavaTM Enterprise System (Java ES) components.

The guide covers the development and deployment life cycle of the Portal Service on Application Server Cluster reference configuration, including the following topics:

The purpose of the reference configuration, and this reference configuration guide, is to make it easy for Sun customers to implement a well-designed, tested solution for their portal services.

This preface contains the following sections:

Note –

this reference architecture supports SolarisTM systems that use the SPARC® and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC®, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems appear in the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List at This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.

Who Should Use This Reference Configuration Guide

This guide is intended for system architects who are developing portal services for their organizations. It is also intended for system administrators who will install and configure the portal service architecture that is described in this guide.

This guide assumes familiarity with the following:

Before You Read This Reference Configuration Guide

Familiarize yourself with the basics of Java ES before reading this guide. See Java ES Documentation for more information about documentation resources.

How This Reference Configuration Guide is Organized

This reference configuration guide provides information about Sun's development of the reference configuration architecture and step-by-step instructions for implementing the reference configuration architecture on your network. This reference configuration guide is organized into the following chapters:

Java ES Documentation

For more information about the Java ES components that are used in the reference configuration, see the resources in the Java ES documentation set. The documentation set provides extensive information about Java ES, its components, and its implementation. For the latest documentation, go to A wealth of Java ES resources is also available at

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