Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Planning Guide

Chapter 1 Introduction to Installation Planning

This chapter describes defines the scope of this guide and outlines the contents of this guide. This chapter contains the following sections:

Java ES Components Used in This Release

The Java ES 2005Q4 release includes the following components. These components can be individually selected for installation. (This guide uses the abbreviated names that follow the full name and version.)

Java ES Installation Defined

The installation process described in this manual includes the installation and basic configuration of a Java ES solution. Installation, as used in this manual, means using the Java ES installer to copy the files for Java ES components to computer systems. Configuration, as used in this manual, means using either the installer or a configuration wizard to configure an instance of a Java ES component. After you perform this basic configuration, you can start the instance, verify its basic operation, and verify that it interoperates correctly with other components in your solution.

The basic configuration described in this manual does not cover many areas of component functionality. For example, basic configuration of Messaging Server establishes an email domain and creates an instance that interoperates with other components, such as Directory Server and Access Manager. Basic configuration does not address other aspects of Messaging Server functionality, such as the mail protocols used. To configure these aspects of component functionality, you need to refer to component product documentation, such as Sun Java System Messaging Server 6 2005Q4 Administration Guide

Installation Planning Tasks

The following table lists the installation planning tasks that are common to all Java ES solutions. The left column lists high-level tasks and subtasks, and the right column lists the location of instructions for performing the tasks.

Table 1–1 Installation Planning Tasks


Location of Information 

1. Develop Your Implementation Specifications

Chapter 2, The Implementation Specifications

Analyze your deployment architecture 

Analyzing a Deployment Architecture

Develop a network connectivity specification 

Developing a Network Connectivity Specification

Develop a computer hardware and operating system specification 

Developing Your Computer Hardware and Operating System Specification

Develop a user management specification 

Developing Your User Management Specifications

2. Learn About Installation and Configuration Issues

Installation Planning Issues

Learn how distributed installations affect an installation plan 

Distributed Installations

Learn how configuring for component interoperation is part of an installation plan 

Configuring for Interoperation

Learn how component dependencies affect an installation plan 

Component Dependencies

Learn how the redundancy strategies used in a solution affect an installation plan 

Redundancy Strategies

Learn how distributed subcomponents affect an installation plan 

Distributed Subcomponents

Lean how LDAP directory issues affect an installation plan 

LDAP Schema and LDAP Directory Tree Structure

Lean how the installer operating modes affect an installation plan 

Java ES Installer Behavior

3. Develop Your Installation Plan

Developing an Installation Plan

Analyze your deployment architecture and determine the order in which component instances should be installed and configured. 

Directory Server through Sun Cluster Software

Determine the specific input values for each component instance. 

Directory Server through Sun Cluster Software

It is important to approach the installation planning tasks in an orderly way, following the methodology described in this manual.