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Sun Java Enterprise System 2004Q2 Installation Guide 


The Java Enterprise System Installation Guide contains the information you need in order to install the Sun Java™ Enterprise System software.

This preface contains the following sections:

Before performing any of the tasks described in this guide, read the Java Enterprise System Release Notes.

Who Should Read This Guide

This guide is intended for any evaluator, system administrator, or installation technician who wants to install the Java Enterprise System software.

This guide assumes you are familiar with the following:

Using the Documentation

The Java Enterprise System manuals are available as online files in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) formats. Both formats are readable by assistive technologies for users with disabilities. The Sun™ documentation web site can be accessed here:

The Java Enterprise System documentation includes information about the system as a whole and information about its component products. This documentation can be accessed here:

The following table lists the system-level manuals in the Java Enterprise System documentation set. The left column provides the name and part number location of each document and the right column describes the general contents of the document.

Table 1  Java Enterprise System Documentation 



Java Enterprise System Release Notes

Contains the latest information about the Java Enterprise System, including known problems. In addition, component products have their own release notes.

Java Enterprise System Documentation Roadmap

Provides descriptions of the documentation related to Java Enterprise System. Includes links to the documentation associated with the component products.

Java Enterprise System Technical Overview

Introduces technical concepts and terminology used in Java Enterprise System documentation. Describes the Java Enterprise System, its components, and role in supporting distributed enterprise applications. Also covers life-cycle concepts, including an introduction to system deployment.

Java Enterprise System Deployment Planning White Paper

Provides an introduction to planning large-scale deployments based on Java Enterprise System. Presents some basic concepts and principles of deployment planning and introduces a number of processes that you can use as a starting point when designing enterprise-wide deployments.

Java Enterprise System Installation Guide

Guides you through the process of installing your Java Enterprise System. Shows you how to select the component products that you want to install, how to configure the component products that you install, and how to verify that the software you install functions properly.

Java Enterprise System Glossary

Defines terms that are used in Java Enterprise System documentation.


The following table describes the typeface conventions used in this guide.

Table 2  Typeface Conventions 






API and language elements, HTML tags, web site URLs, command names, file names, directory path names, on-screen computer output, sample code.

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


(Monospace bold)

What you type, as contrasted with on-screen computer output.

% su




Book titles.

New words or terms.

Words to be emphasized.

Command-line variables to be replaced by real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User’s Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.

The file is located in the is_svr_base/bin directory.

The following table describes placeholder conventions used in this guide.

Table 3  Placeholder Conventions 





Placeholder for the directory where the product is installed.

The is_svr_base/bin directory might be

The following table describes the symbol conventions used in this book.

Table 4  Symbol Conventions 





[ ]

Contain optional command options.


�O4, �O

{ }


Contain a set of choices for a required command option.

Separates command option choices.




Joins simultaneous keystrokes in keyboard shortcuts that are used in a graphical user interface.




Joins consecutive keystrokes in keyboard shortcuts that are used in a graphical user interface.




Indicates menu selection in a graphical user interface.


File > New

File > New > Templates

Resources on the Web

The following location contains information about Java Enterprise System and its component products:

Third-party URLs are included in this document to provide additional, related information.


Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party Web sites mentioned in this document. Sun does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Sun will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

How to Report Problems

If you have problems with Java Enterprise System, contact Sun customer support using one of the following mechanisms:

So that we can best assist you in resolving problems, please have the following information available when you contact support:

Sun Welcomes Your Comments

Sun is interested in improving its documentation and welcomes your comments and suggestions. Use the web-based form to provide feedback to Sun:

Please provide the full document title and part number in the appropriate fields. The part number is a seven-digit or nine-digit number that can be found on the title page of the book or at the top of the document. For example, the part number of this Java Enterprise System Installation Guide is 817-5760-12.

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