This section includes notes about installing, migrating and upgrading your Sun Java System Web Server. For detailed information about these topics, review the information in the Sun Java System Web Server Installation and Migration Guide. For known issues in this release of Web Server, see Known Issues in these release notes.
You cannot install Web Server to a directory that contains an earlier version of Web Server. You can, however, migrate the existing installation after installing Web Server to a new directory.
Web Server can be installed as part of Java Enterprise System or as a standalone version.
In a standalone installation, all the necessary shared components such as NSS, NSPR are co-packaged with the Web Server installation files.
If you are installing Web Server as part of the Java ES suite, the Java ES installer installs all the shared components such as NSS and NSPR as separate packages and Web Server specific binaries as separate operating system dependent packages. Hence you need to download and install all the shared components patches and Web Server patches.
Visit Sun Solve. Download and install the latest Java ES Component Patches for the respective operating system.
Web Server 7.0 Update 4 will not start successfully without installing the latest NSS / NSPR patches on your system. Therefore, before installing Web Server 7.0 Update 4, you can check for the appropriate NSS patch available for your system in Web Server 7.0 Update 4 patch README bundled within our Update 4 patch.
Web Server 6.0 and 6.1 configurations can be migrated. Direct migration from a Web Server version lower than 6.0 is not supported. Earlier versions such as Web Server 4.0 or later must first be migrated to Web Server 6.1, then to Web Server 7.0. For information about migrating from Web Server 4.0 or later to Web Server 6.1, see the latest Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 Installation and Migration Guide and the Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 Release Notes.
For detailed information on migrating from Web Server 4.1 to Web Server 7.0, and from all versions of Web Server 6.0 to Web Server 7.0, see the Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Installation and Migration Guide.
When you install Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 over an existing installation of Sun Java System Web Server 7.0, the installer automatically carries out the upgrade.
If you have Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 installed, point the Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 installer to the location of the Web Server 7.0 installation and then upgrade.
If you have installed Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 as part of Java ES 5, you are encouraged to install the following patches from the http://sunsolve.sun.com/show.do?target=patchpage web site to upgrade to Web Server 7.0 Update 4:
125437 for Solaris SPARC/SPARCV9
125438 for Solaris x86/x64
125439 for Linux
125440 for HP-UX
125441 for Windows
If you are using a localized version of Web Server, install the following patches before installing the base patches for successful upgrade from Web Server 7.0 to Web Server 7.0 Update 4:
126331–05 for Solaris SPARC (8/9/10) (Solaris SPARC Localization patch id)
126332–05 for Solaris x86 (8/9/10) (Solaris x86 Localization patch id)
In Web Server 7.0 Update 4, the multilingual files are integrated into the base patch. Hence, if Web Server 7.0 multilingual packages are installed on your system, you must first install the l10n patch 126331-05 (Sparc)/126332-05 (x86) and then install the base patch 125437-15 (Sparc)/125438-15 (x86) or higher.
For detailed information about upgrading from Web Server 7.0 to Web Server 7.0 Update 4, see Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Installation and Migration Guide
Web Server 7.0 supports JavaServerTM Faces 1.2 technology. Most JavaServer Faces 1.1 applications are expected to work with Web Server 7.0 without any modifications. However, there are some compatibility issues that might be encountered when migrating applications to JavaServer Faces 1.2 applications and such applications require modifications. The changes are documented in the JavaServer Faces release notes at https://javaserverfaces.dev.java.net/rlnotes/1.2_04/issues.html.
Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1, provided with Java ES 5 is not compatible with Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 1. If you have deployed Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 along with Web Server 7.0, you need to upgrade both servers rather than only Sun Java System Web Server 7.0. The required Sun Java System Portal Server 7.1 upgrade is available with Java Enterprise System 5 Update 1 or with the following patches available on http://sunsolve.sun.com/show.do?target=patchpage web site.
If you are using a localized version of Web Server, install the following Portal Server localization patches:
125301 (Solaris SPARC, Solaris x86 localization)
125302 (Linux localization)