Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Planning Guide


Installing a Sun JavaTM Enterprise System (Java ES) solution is an extended process. In a typical solution you install Java ES components on several networked computers, and perform the basic configuration needed to establish interoperation among the components. This book, Sun Java Enterprise System Installation Planning Guide, describes how to analyze a solution and develop a plan for installing it.

Who Should Use This Book

Installation planning is one stage of the Java ES solution life cycle. The Installation Planning Guide assumes that the earlier stages of the life cycle covered in Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Deployment Planning Guide have been completed, and the high-level technical description of the solution known as the deployment architecture has been developed.

The Installation Planning Guide is for the person who analyzes the deployment architecture and determines how the solution is installed and configured.

Before You Read This Book

The Installation Planning Guide does not assume that one person will carry out all stages of the solution life cycle. The person who develops an installation plan should have knowledge of the following:

You may find that more than person is needed to develop the installation plan. For example, the person with primary responsibility for the plan might need to consult with an LDAP expert to develop some of the information required to install and configure a solution.

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the installation planning process.

Chapter 2 describes how to develop additional information, not included in the deployment architecture, that is needed to install a Java ES solution.

Chapter 3 describes installation planning in general, and then describes how to develop an installation plan for a specific Java ES solution.

Java ES Documentation Set

The Java ES documentation set describes deployment planning and system installation. The URL for system documentation is For an introduction to Java ES, refer to the books in the order in which they are listed in the following table.

Table P–1 Java Enterprise System Documentation

Document Title 


Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Release Notes

Contains the latest information about Java ES, including known problems. In addition, components have their own release notes. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Documentation Roadmap

Provides descriptions of all documentation related to Java ES, both as a system and for the individual components. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Technical Overview

Introduces the technical and conceptual foundations of Java ES. Describes components, the architecture, processes, and features. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Deployment Planning Guide

Provides an introduction to planning and designing enterprise deployment solutions based on Java ES. Presents basic concepts and principles of deployment planning and design, discusses the solution life cycle, and provides high-level examples and strategies to use when planning solutions based on Java ES. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Planning Guide

Helps you develop the implementation specifications for the hardware, operating system, and network aspects of your Java ES deployment. Describes issues such as component dependencies to address in your installation and configuration plan. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Guide for UNIX

Guides you through the process of installing Java ES on the Solaris Operating System or the Linux operating system. Also shows how to configure components after installation, and verify that they function properly. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Reference

Gives additional information about configuration parameters, provides worksheets to use in your configuration planning, and lists reference material such as default directories and port numbers. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q1 Deployment Example Series: Evaluation Scenario

Describes how to install Java ES on one system, establish a set of core, shared, and networked services, and set up user accounts that can access the services that you establish. 

Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Upgrade Guide

Provides instructions for upgrading Java ES on the Solaris Operating System or the Linux operating environment. 

Sun Java Enterprise System Glossary

Defines terms that are used in Java ES documentation.

Related Books

The most manuals most likely to help you develop an installation plan are the following:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes that are used in this book.

Table P–2 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



A placeholder to be replaced with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized (note that some emphasized items appear bold online) 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows default system prompts and superuser prompts.

Table P–3 Shell Prompts



C shell on UNIX and Linux systems 


C shell superuser on UNIX and Linux systems 


Bourne shell and Korn shell on UNIX and Linux systems 


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser on UNIX and Linux systems 


Microsoft Windows command line 


Symbol Conventions

The following table explains symbols that might be used in this book.

Table P–4 Symbol Conventions





[ ]

Contains optional arguments and command options. 

ls [-l]

The -l option is not required.

{ | }

Contains a set of choices for a required command option. 

-d {y|n}

The -d option requires that you use either the y argument or the n argument.

${ }

Indicates a variable reference. 


References the value of the com.sun.javaRoot variable.

Joins simultaneous multiple keystrokes. 


Press the Control key while you press the A key. 

Joins consecutive multiple keystrokes. 


Press the Control key, release it, and then press the subsequent keys. 


Indicates menu item selection in a graphical user interface. 

File -> New -> Templates 

From the File menu, choose New. From the New submenu, choose Templates. 

Accessing Sun Resources Online

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