This section describes how to install Enterprise Server v3 Prelude on Solaris, Linux, MacOS X, and Windows systems by using silent mode. Silent mode is a non-interactive installation based on user-defined parameters in an answer file. This section provides the following topics:
The answer file forms the template for silent installation, which you can use later to install the software on one or more machines. The installation answer file is created when you use a trial mode (-n) option when you start an interactive installation. In trial mode, actual installation does not happen.
During the interactive installation, you can accept the default values presented, or you can change them. Your input is collected and stored in the answer file, and you can use the answer file as is, or you can modify the answer file before you use it.
Ensure that your system meets the requirements that are stated in Required JDK Version in Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Prelude Release Notes.
Go to the Enterprise Server v3 Prelude download page.
Download the self-extracting installer file.
Start an installation in trial mode.
Change to the directory where you downloaded the self–extracting file.
If necessary, grant execute permissions to the self–extracting file.
From the command line, type:
distribution-file -n answer-file
distribution-file is the name of the file that you downloaded in Step 2.
-n option specifies trial mode to create a save file to use for silent mode.
answer-file is the name you assign to your answer file. If you do not include a path to the installation answer file, the file is created in the directory where you run the installation program.
sges-v3-prelude-unix.sh -n v3–prelude-answer
The Welcome screen of the Enterprise Server v3 Prelude installer appears.
Read and accept the terms of the license agreement.
To use the default directory, click Next.
The software will be installed in one of the following directories:
Solaris, Linux, and MacOS X systems: user's-home-directory/glassfishv3-prelude
Windows systems: C:\glassfishv3-prelude
To use another directory for installing Enterprise Server, type the installation directory path that you set up, and click Next.
This document refers to the directory you choose for installing as as-install .
Specify the Administration Settings.
Select the type of user.
To allow access to the Administration Console without a password, select the Configure as anonymous user button.
To require a password for access to the Administration Console, select the Provide username and password button.
Username and password are case sensitive.
Type port numbers for the Administration Console and HTTP transmissions.
If you selected the Provide username and password button, type the user name.
If you selected the Provide username and password button, type the password.
(Optional) Specify whether to install Update Tool.
Update Tool provides a graphical interface for adding components to Enterprise Server.
If you are not installing Update Tool, clear the Install Update Tool check box.
If you are installing Update Tool and your machine accesses the Internet through a proxy, specify the proxy host and proxy port.
If you do not require the automatic notifications of available updates after installation, clear the Enable Update Tool check box.
If you plan to register Enterprise Server with Sun Connection, specify the proxy host and proxy port, even if you are not installing Update Tool.
Review the Ready to Install selections, and click Install.
The default answer file provides a number of system-specific parameters as well as the parameters that you selected during your installation. After your installation, you can change the values of those parameters that you can edit.
The following example shows the contents of a default answer file created during a silent mode installation that accepted default values.
#Fri Oct 24 12:00:54 PDT 2008 #openInstaller Dry Run Answer File. This File can be used as input to the openInstaller engine using the -a option. InstallHome.directory.INSTALL_HOME=/glassfishv3-prelude License.license.ACCEPT_LICENSE=0 RegistrationOptions.regoptions.CREATE_NEWACCT=CREATE_NEWACCT RegistrationOptions.regoptions.DUMMY_PROP= RegistrationOptions.regoptions.SKIP_REGISTRATION=SKIP_REGISTRATION RegistrationOptions.regoptions.USERNAME= RegistrationOptions.regoptions.USERPASSWORD= RegistrationOptions.regoptions.USE_EXISTINGACCT=USE_EXISTINGACCT SOAccountCreation.accountinfo.COMPANYNAME= SOAccountCreation.accountinfo.COUNTRY= SOAccountCreation.accountinfo.COUNTRY_DROP_DOWN= SOAccountCreation.accountinfo.EMAIL= SOAccountCreation.accountinfo.FIRSTNAME= SOAccountCreation.accountinfo.LASTNAME= SOAccountCreation.accountinfo.PASSWORD= SOAccountCreation.accountinfo.REENTERPASSWORD= glassfish.Administration.ADMIN_PASSWORD=adminadmin glassfish.Administration.ADMIN_PORT=4848 glassfish.Administration.ADMIN_USER=admin glassfish.Administration.ANONYMOUS=ANONYMOUS glassfish.Administration.LOGIN_MODE=true glassfish.Administration.HTTP_PORT=8080 glassfish.Administration.NON_ANONYMOUS=NON_ANONYMOUS updatetool.Configuration.ALLOW_UPDATE_CHECK=true updatetool.Configuration.BOOTSTRAP_UPDATETOOL=true updatetool.Configuration.PROXY_HOST= updatetool.Configuration.PROXY_PORT=
Make sure that the answer file was created.
Review the answer file.
Verify that it the values that you want to use for your silent installation.
Edit the answer file.
You can change these default values only:
Provide another directory name for Enterprise Server v3 Prelude installation files.
Provide another password for access to the Administration Console. This password is case sensitive and must be 6 to 10 characters long.
Assign another port number to the Administration Console.
Provide another user name for the administrator. This name is case sensitive.
Assign another port number to HTTP connections.
Can be set to anonymous or non_anonymous, to require administrator to log in with user name and password.
Change value to false if you do not want notifications of Update Tool checks.
Change value to false if you do not want to install standalone Update Tool.
Assign a name to the proxy host.
Assign a port number to the proxy host.
Parameters that are not in this list are system-specific. Do not change system-specific parameters.
Run this program in silent mode using the answer file specified. Use this option with -s option.
Write log information to this directory.
Set logging level to WARNING.
Set logging level to FINEST.
Run this application in silent mode.
Use this directory for the JDK software installation.
Run program in trial mode to generate an answer file to use for silent mode.
Display this help message.
Verify that the parameters in the answer file are set to values that you want to use for your silent installation. For more information about the file, see Example 1–1.
Navigate to the directory where you copied the distribution file and your installation answer file.
From the command line, type:
distribution-file -a answer-file -s
distribution-file is the name of the file that you downloaded during the Setting up the Installation Answer File process.
-a option specifies the name of your answer-file. If you do not include a path to the installation answer file, the file is created in the directory where you run the installation program.
-s option specifies running in silent mode.
sges-v3-prelude-unix.sh -a v3–prelude-answer -s
When the prompt is returned, the silent installation is complete, and the installation components are installed on your system.
Start Enterprise Server.