Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Installation Guide

About the Application Server Installation

The Application Server product is made up of a number of software components and provides different installation choices. Among the choices for installation are:

This section addresses the following topics:

Installation Components

In general, you are installing the basic components that provide the functionality of the Application Server product. You can choose not to install some of the components. Later, if you want to add a component that you initially chose not to install, you can do an incremental installation of that component, providing dependencies are met.

Note –

A partial installation can be followed by any number of incremental installations. For silent mode, you can do a partial initial installation, but any subsequent installations must be done using an interactive method.

The installation program enforces component dependencies as specified for each component. Once component dependencies are satisfied, component life cycles are independent. A particular component can be installed dynamically through incremental installation without corrupting other components. However, partial uninstallation is not supported.

The following installation components are included with the Application Server Enterprise Edition product:

The following additional components are included with the Application Server product:

Installation Methods

Three methods of installation are available:

The setup command allows you to specify the method of installation, and allows you to create a configuration file for silent installation. The syntax is:

bundle_filename [-console] [-savestate config_file] [-silent config_file] [-javahome java_home_dir] [-h || -help]

Table 1–1 describes the command options.

Table 1–1 Options for Installation




Runs the installation using the command-line method. 

-silent config_file

Runs the installation in silent mode. Installation parameters are read from an existing installation configuration file. This option is mutually exclusive with the savestate option.

The installation configuration file path must be explicitly provided; there is no default file path. Refer to Installing in Silent Mode for further specifics on silent mode installation and the installation configuration file.

-savestate config_file

Runs the installation using either the graphical or command-line method and creates an installation configuration file based on this installation. This option is mutually exclusive with the silent option. If you do not specify this option, no installation configuration file is created. 



-h || -help

Displays the available command-line arguments for the installation command. 

Table 1–2 identifies the command for each installation method.

Table 1–2 Installation Commands

Installation Method 

Installation Command 

Graphical interface (default) 


Command-line interface 

./bundle_filename -console

Graphical interface for creating configuration file for silent mode installation 

./bundle_filename -savestate config_file

Silent mode based on an existing installation configuration file 

./bundle_filename -silent config_file

Display available Command-line arguments for the setup command 

./bundle_filename -help