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Oracle® Collaboration Suite Installation Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.2) for Linux

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A What's New in the Installation

This appendix describes new features of Oracle Collaboration Suite installation. This appendix is most useful to users who have installed earlier releases of Oracle Collaboration Suite.

To see the list of new features of Oracle Collaboration Suite, visit the Oracle Technology Network site at

The contents of this appendix are:

A.1 No Manual Configuration

Earlier versions of Oracle Collaboration Suite required manual configuration of Applications tier components after installation.

In Oracle Collaboration Suite, the main installation takes care of all tasks that were previously identified as postinstallation tasks for each Applications tier component.

A.2 Option of Changing Ports During Installation

In earlier versions, the installation process dynamically assigned a free TCP port value based on a range of ports registered to each component. There might be times when you would not want to have the installation dynamically determine the port values and would rather be able to specify the ports to be used for the installation.

In Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g, you can specify custom port numbers for components, instead of having the installer assign default port numbers. This feature is called the static ports feature. To use static ports, you must set up a file with component names and desired port numbers. The installer uses the values from the file instead of the default port numbers.

Refer to Section 2.4.3 for more information about custom port numbers and the static ports feature.

A.3 Improved Oracle Collaboration Suite Infrastructure and Applications Installation on a Single Computer

In earlier versions, single-computer installation was supported only on the Windows and Linux platforms. The installation process required you to provide information before installation of each tier.

In Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g, single-computer installation is available for all platforms. Unlike earlier releases, it enables you to enter all required information at the beginning of the installation.

A.4 emtab File No Longer Created or Used

Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g Release 1 (10.1.2) does not create or use the emtab file because each Oracle Collaboration Suite instance has its own Oracle Enterprise Manager Web Site (or Application Server Control, for short).

If you installed a previous release on your computer, then you might have the emtab file from that release.

A.5 Changes in Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g Database (Previously Known as Information Storage)

Oracle Collaboration Suite Database, which was previously known as Information Storage, now combines all schemas required by Oracle Collaboration Suite in to a single database. Data is registered in Oracle Internet Directory during the installation of Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g Database.

A.6 Changes in Applications Tier Installation

The following functionalities have been added to the Applications tier of Oracle Collaboration Suite:

In addition, the installation ensures that the Identity Management pointed to during installation is release or later. This is required for all components to register properly in Oracle Internet Directory.

Also, Federated Search has been incorporated in to the installation process and combined with Oracle Ultra Search, and the search option is now called Oracle Collaboration Suite Search.

A.7 Support for High Availability Configurations

In this release, Oracle Collaboration Suite supports the following high availability environments:

In addition, for each environment, you can distribute the Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g Database and Identity Management components over several computers. In earlier releases, you had to install all the components on the same computer.

A.8 Support for Secure Installation

You can specify that components connect to Oracle Internet Directory using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) only.

A.9 Enhancements in Configuration Assistants

Manual configuration is not required for Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g Release 1 (10.1.2). The configuration assistants perform nearly all the postinstallation tasks. Also, now configuration assistants:


The configuration assistant for Oracle Content Services does not write to a central location. Also, you cannot run the configuration assistant for Oracle Content Services standalone.

A.10 More Prerequisite Checks

The installer performs more prerequisite checks to ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements.

A.11 Support for Generating Installation Statistics

The installer now provides command-line options for monitoring resources used for installation. The following options are supported:

Example: the following command prints information for all three items:

./runInstaller -printtime -printmemory -printdiskusage

A.12 Changed Terminology

Table A-1 lists terms updated in Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g (10.1.2). The Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g documentation set uses these new terms.

Table A-1 Changed Terminology

Term in Release 2 ( Term in 10g (10.1.2)

Information Storage

Oracle Collaboration Suite Database

Integrated Web Client

Oracle Collaboration Suite Web Access

Oracle Files

Oracle Content Services

Middle tier

Applications tier

No corresponding name

Client tier

Oracle Email

Oracle Mail

Oracle Ultra Search

Oracle Collaboration Suite Search

Oracle Wireless

Oracle Mobile Collaboration

A.13 Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g Database Uses Oracle 10g Database

In earlier releases, the installer created an Oracle9i Release 1 ( Database and loaded the Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g Database in that database.

In this release, the installer creates an Oracle 10g Database for Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g Database.

To configure this database during installation, the installer displays these new screens:

For details, refer to Section 4.4.2.

A.14 Support for Oracle Internet Directory Replication

In this release, you can install the master Oracle Internet Directory, as well as Oracle Internet Directory replicas, using the installer.