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Sun ONE Calendar Server 6.0 Administrator's Guide

About This Guide

This guide explains how to administer Sun™ Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Calendar Server (formerly iPlanet™ Calendar Server). Calendar Server 6.0 provides a scalable, Web-based solution for centralized calendaring and scheduling for enterprises and service providers. Calendar Server supports personal calendars as well as group and resource scheduling.

Topics in this chapter include:

Who Should Read This Guide

This guide is intended for Calendar Server administrators and support specialists who are responsible for administering and configuring Calendar Server.

What You Need to Know

Before you install and administer Sun ONE Calendar Server, you must be familiar with the following concepts:

How This Guide is Organized

Table 1  Organization of the Sun ONE Calendar Server Administrator’s Guide 

Chapter or Appendix


About This Guide (this chapter)

Describes the audience, requirements, organization, document conventions, and related information.

Chapter 1, "Introduction to Sun ONE Calendar Server"

Provides a high-level overview of Calendar Server, including the components, architecture, interfaces, and protocols.

Chapter 2, "Managing Calendar Server Users and Calendars"

Describes how to deploy and manage Calendar Server users and calendars.

Chapter 3, "Managing Calendar Server"

Describes the general Calendar Server tasks such as starting and stopping services and configuring the server.

Chapter 4, "Managing Calendar Server Access Control"

Describes how Calendar Server uses Access Control Lists (ACLs) to determine the access control for calendars, calendar properties, and calendar components.

Chapter 5, "Managing Calendar Server Databases"

Describes how to administer and maintain the Calendar Server databases and data.

Chapter 6, "Backing Up and Restoring Calendar Server Data"

Describes how to back up and restore Calendar Server data.

Chapter 7, "Managing the Delete Log Database"

Describes how to manage the Delete Log database (ics50deletelog.db).

Chapter 8, "Using Hosted Domains"

Describes how to set up and manage hosted (virtual) domains.

Chapter 9, "Using SSL With Calendar Server"

Describes how to set up and manage SSL.

Chapter 10, "Setting Up a High Availability (HA) Configuration"

Describes how to set up and manage an HA configuration with Calendar Server.

Chapter 11, "Calendar Server Command-Line Utilities"

Describes the Calendar Server command-line utilities, including the commands, options, values, syntax, usage rules, and examples.

Chapter 12, "Calendar Server Configuration Parameters"

Describes the parameters you can configure for Calendar Server.

Appendix A, "Monitoring Tools"

Lists system tools you can use to monitor the Calendar Server environment.

Appendix B, "Calendar Server Time Zones"

Describes how Calendar Server processes time zones and how to add a new time zone table or modify the time zone tables supplied.

Appendix C, "Calender Server Performance Tuning"

Describes how to tune Calendar Server for optimum performance.

Appendix D, "Using the LDAP Data Cache"

Describes the Calendar Server LDAP data cache, which ensures that LDAP data is available immediately after it has been committed.

Appendix E, "High Availability (HA) Configuration Worksheets"

Provides worksheets to plan a high availability (HA) configuration.

Appendix F, "Using Sun ONE Instant Messaging Pop-up Reminders"

Describes how to configure pop-up reminders for calendar events and tasks on the Instant Messenger desktop.


Describes Calendar Server terms.


Document Conventions Used in This Guide

This guide uses conventions for the Solaris Operating System. If you are running Calendar Server on another system, use the file path equivalents for your operating system whenever Solaris file paths are shown.

Monospaced Font

The Monospaced Font typeface is used for any text that appears on the computer screen or text that you should type. It is also used for file names, distinguished names, functions, and examples.

Italicized Font

The Italicized Font typeface represents text that you enter using information unique to your installation. It is used for server directory paths and names. For example, in this guide you will see directory path references in the form:


In these situations, cal_svr_base represents the base or root directory Calendar Server 6.0 is installed.

Square Brackets [  ]

Square (or straight) brackets [ ] enclose optional parameters. For example, the syntax for the csdb utility check command is: csdb check [dbdir]

The dbdir parameter is optional. If you omit dbdir, the csdb utility uses the current directory specified in the ics.conf file.

Braces {  }

Braces {  } enclose a group of items from which you must choose one item. For example, in the following syntax, you must specify either the -a or -f option:

{-a attr[=value] | -f filename}

Vertical Bar (|)

A vertical bar (|) separates alternatives in a horizontal list. For example, the syntax for the csdb utility create or delete command uses the vertical bar to specify various options you can use:

csdb [-q|-v] [-t caldb|sessdb|statdb] create|delete [dbdir]

Command-Line Prompts

Command-line prompts (such as % for a C-Shell or $ for a Korn or Bourne shell) are not shown in the examples in this guide. The actual prompt you will see depends on the operating system you are using. Unless specifically noted, enter each command as it appears in this document.

Related Third-Party Web Site References

Third-party URLs are referenced in this document and provide additional, related information.


Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party Web sites mentioned in this document. Sun does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Sun will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.


Accessing Sun Documentation Online

Sun ONE Calendar Server includes documentation for administrators, developers, and end users on the following Web site:

In addition to this guide, the following Calendar Server documents are available in PDF and HTML formats on the documentation Web site:

For end users, online help is available from Sun ONE Calendar Express.

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