Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Installation Guide

ProcedureTo Upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition Using Native Packages

Before You Begin

If you already have Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 or 6.1 installed, upgrade to version 6.2 using the following procedure.

You must be root to perform these steps.

All the Directory Server instances, Directory Proxy Server instances, and configuration information remain unaffected after you complete the Directory Server Enterprise Edition upgrade.

The following table displays the patch numbers that are required to upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition on different platforms. If newer patch revisions become available, use the newer ones instead of those shown in the table.


Patch ID: Solaris SPARC 

Patch ID: Solaris x86 

Patch ID: Solaris AMD x64 

Patch ID: Linux 

Patch ID: Windows 

Directory Server Enterprise Edition core 






Directory Server Enterprise Edition localization 






Note –

To make the localized Directory Server Enterprise Edition work successfully, install the localized patches before installing the core patches.

Each localization patch contains all the supported languages for the selected platform.

  1. Stop the DSCC registry.

    • On Solaris

      # dsadm stop /var/opt/SUNWdsee/dscc6/dcc/ads
    • On Linux

      # dsadm stop /var/opt/sun/dscc6/dcc/ads
    • On Windows

      dsadm.exe stop C:\Program Files\Sun\JavaES5\DSEE\var\dscc6\dcc\ads
  2. Stop any running instances of Directory Server and Directory Proxy Server.

  3. Upgrade the shared components. See Upgrading Shared Components.

  4. Download the Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 patch.

    See Getting the Software in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Release Notes for more details.

  5. Change to the directory where you have saved the patch.

  6. Run the following command to install the patch.

    • Solaris OS

      Before upgrading Directory Server Enterprise Edition, you must install 19254-38 on Solaris 10 SPARC and 119255-38 on Solaris 10 x86. See Getting the Software in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Release Notes for information on downloading patches.

      Alternatively, use -G with the patchadd command on Solaris 10 SPARC and Solaris 10 x86 while applying the Directory Server Enterprise Edition upgrade patch.

      For example, # patchadd -G patch-id

      For rest of the Solaris OS, use the following command:

      # patchadd patch-id

    • Linux

      1. Open the directory where the installpatch file is located.

      2. Run installpatch.

        # ./installpatch

      During installation, if installpatch reports an error, you must resolve the error and install the patch again.

    • Windows

      1. Open the folder where the patch-id.exe executable file is located.

      2. Double click patch-id.exe.

      The localized patches are delivered within the base patch.

      After the successful installation of the patch, run the following commands:

      dsccsetup console-unreg
      dsccsetup console-reg
  7. Start the Directory Server instances and Directory Proxy Server instances, if any.

  8. Restart the DSCC registry.

    $ dsadm start install-path/var/dscc6/dcc/ads