This section introduces the Java Enterprise System distribution, which comes with the Java ES installer.
The Java ES installer offers a graphical wizard, a command-line interactive wizard, and also silent installation capabilities to add natively packaged software to your system. As this distribution is based on native packages, you must be root to perform the installation with the Java ES installer.
The Java ES installer provides a fresh installation of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 on Solaris and Linux. To install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 on Windows, see Installation Procedure Quick Reference. Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 is not delivered on HP-UX.
All Java ES software can work together, relying on a common framework of basic components and of libraries. You can therefore install all the software products together on a single system.
The Java ES installation software also facilitates installation of shared components. The software integrates with the system, so you can configure directory services to restart automatically when the operating system reboots. With a native package based installation, you benefit from the package versioning and patching tools that are part of the operating system.
This guide does not describe all installation alternatives available using the Java ES installer. However, this guide addresses the key Java ES installer wizard screens related to Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 software installation. For detailed instructions on using all features of the Java ES installer, see the Java Enterprise System documentation at http://docs.sun.com/coll/1286.3.