Sun JavaTM Enterprise System (Java ES) integrates a number of Sun server-side products into a system that provides the server software needed to support distributed enterprise applications. In this document, these products are referred to as the Java ES components. A single installer is provided for installing the Java ES components in various combinations. Because of the complex interrelationships of these components, installation requires much more preinstallation and postinstallation effort than is required to install a single component
This section contains the following subsections:
The Java ES software associated with the 2005Q4 release includes the following selectable components. (The abbreviated names used in this guide follow the name and version.)
Communication Services Delegated Administrator 6.3 (Delegated Administrator)
Service Registry 3.0
Sun Cluster 3.1 8/05 (Sun Cluster software)
Sun Cluster Agents for Sun Java System (Sun Cluster agents)
Sun Java System Access Manager 7.0 (Access Manager)
Sun Java System Administration Server 5.2P4 (Administration Server)
Sun Java System Application Server 8.1 Enterprise Edition + patches (Application Server)
Sun Java System Calendar Server 6.2 + patches (Calendar Server)
Sun Java System Communications Express 6.2 + patches (Communications Express)
Sun Java System Directory Preparation Tool 6.3P2 (Directory Preparation Tool)
Sun Java System Directory Server 5.2P4 (Directory Server)
Sun Java System Directory Proxy Server 5.2P4 (Directory Proxy Server)
Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7.0.1 (Instant Messaging)
Sun Java System Message Queue 3.6 Enterprise Edition SP3 (Message Queue)
Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.2 + patches (Messaging Server)
Sun Java System Portal Server 6.3.1P3 (Portal Server)
Sun Java System Portal Server Secure Remote Access 6.3.1P3 (Portal Server Secure Remote Access)
Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP5 (Web Server)
Sun Java System Web Proxy Server 4.0 (Web Proxy Server)
High Availability Session Store (HADB) 4.4.2
To see the full list of services and subcomponents as displayed in the Java ES installer, refer to Appendix A, Java ES Components for This Release. This appendix also lists the shared components that are provided with this release.
The Java ES installer is an installation framework that uses the Solaris pkgadd or Linux rpm utility to transfer Java ES software to your system. You can install Java ES interactively or by means of a reusable script.
Graphical Mode (Interactive). Provides an interactive graphical wizard that leads you through the tasks of installing the Java ES software on a graphical workstation.
Text-based Mode (Interactive). Provides the same functionality as that of graphical mode, but you are prompted for responses on a line-by-line basis in a terminal window.
Silent Mode. Provides the option to run the installer on multiple hosts, using a generated state file to specify input.
You can run the Java ES installer without installing software. This is useful for creating state files for a silent installation or for surveying Java ES software on your existing hosts.
The interactive installer runs in the language specified by the operating system locale setting. The following languages are available:
If your operating system language is not listed, the installer runs in English.
The installer automatically installs English versions of all Java ES components. In addition, you can choose to install component packages in any of the languages listed. During an installation session, the language you choose applies to all the components you are installing. To install some components in one language and other components in another language, you must run the installer multiple times.
On Solaris OS, if your operating system language is on the list, that language is automatically selected for component installation. However, you can change this selection.
The Java ES installer cannot install additional language packages for previously-installed components. However, you can use the pkgadd or rpm utility to add language packages at any time.
During installation, the Java ES installer surveys the software that is already installed on the host where you are installing and identifies the following:
Compatible Java ES product components are installed.
Compatible components do not need to be reinstalled and will not be available for selection in the installer.
Incompatible Java ES product components are installed.
If the installer identifies incompatibilities between components you have selected and components that are already installed locally, you might be prompted to remove or upgrade the incompatible installed component. The installer cannot continue until these incompatibilities are resolved. After resolution, you can refresh the component selection list, and continue with installation.
Incompatible Java ES shared components are installed.
It is not uncommon for existing hosts to already contain versions of Java ES shared components, such as J2SE or NSS. If the installer finds shared components whose version is incompatible with the version of Java ES you are installing, those shared components are listed. If you proceed with installation, the installer upgrades the shared components to compatible versions.
Many components depend on the presence of other components to provide their core functions. The installer does extensive cross checking of components to verify that the components you select during installation will function properly together. For this reason, the installer might prompt you to include certain components as you make your component selections.
In general, the Java ES installer uses the following rules for handling dependencies among the Java ES components:
Selecting a Component. When you select a component for installation, in most cases the installer automatically selects all its subcomponents.
The installer also selects the components and subcomponents upon which the selected component depends. For example, if you select Application Server, the installer automatically selects Message Queue.
Deselecting a Component. If you deselect a component, in most cases the installer automatically deselects all its subcomponents.
If you deselect a component that is required locally or remotely for another selected component, the installer displays various warnings when you attempt to proceed.
Selecting a Subcomponent. If you select a subcomponent, the installer automatically selects the component to which it belongs, but not the other subcomponents.
If the selected subcomponent depends on other components or subcomponents, the others are automatically selected.
Deselecting a Subcomponent. If you deselect a subcomponent, the installer deselects only that subcomponent and not the other subcomponents.
If you deselect a subcomponent that is required locally or remotely for another selected component, the installer displays various warnings when you attempt to proceed.
Many Java ES component products require some degree of installation-time configuration. The extent of installation-time configuration you perform depends on which components you select and which installation option you choose.
The following configuration options are available in the installer:
Configure Later. During installation, you enter only the minimum values that are necessary for installing, then perform postinstallation configuration.
Configure Now. During installation, you configure component products that permit installation-time configuration. The information you specify might be just a few common parameters (common server settings), or it might include detailed component-specific parameters (component settings).
Common server settings are parameters that multiple components use. For example, most components require that you specify an administrative ID and password. By setting these common values, you are setting default values for all component administrative IDs and passwords. Component settings are parameters that apply to a particular component. These settings are requested during installation only if you have selected the Configure Now option. Some of these settings are populated from the common server settings.
Java ES provides an uninstallation program for removing component products that were installed on your local host using the Java ES installer. The Java ES uninstaller checks product dependencies for the host on which it is running, issuing warnings when it discovers a dependency.
The uninstaller can be run in graphical, text-based, or silent mode.
After Java ES installation is complete, the uninstaller is located here:
Solaris OS: /var/sadm/prod/SUNWentsys4