Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Release Notes

Messaging Server Installation Notes

These installation notes pertain to the Messaging Server 6.3 release:

Installation Overview for Messaging Server

Use the Communications Services installer to install Messaging Server.

For installation instructions, see the Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Installation Guide.

Next, you must configure Messaging Server by:

For configuration instructions, see the Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide Changes for this Release

The following changes were implemented in the latest version of , the program that prepares the directory server for Messaging Server use:

  1. Silent Installation: password change

    -w dirmanager_passwd has been deprecated in favor of -j passwd_file

  2. See Messaging Server Compatibility Issues

    for more changes to

Upgrade Instructions for Messaging Server

If you are upgrading to Messaging Server 6.3 from an earlier release, follow the upgrade instructions in the Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Upgrade Guide.

Checking the /etc/hosts file entry

If you are installing Messaging Server for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version of Messaging Server, ensure that you have the following entry in /etc/hosts file on your Solaris system:

<ip-of system> <FQHN> <hostname>

For Example, budgie

Note –

On Solaris 10 platforms, you not only have to add the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) to the /etc/hosts file, but also to the /etc/inet/ipnodes file. Otherwise, you will get an error indicating that your host name is not a Fully Qualified Domain Name.

Increasing ulimit For Files After Upgrade

After upgrading Messaging Server, you must increase the number of file descriptors by setting the ulimit as follows:

ulimit -n number_of_file_descriptors

For example:

ulimit -n 100000

For more information about the upgrade procedure, see Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Upgrade Guide.

Using a Messaging Server 6 2005Q4 Front End with a Messaging Server 6.3 Back End

If you choose to use a Messaging Server 6.3 back-end with a Messaging Server 6 2005Q4 front-end, you need to configure the front end to run without an Administration Server as follows:

  1. Install and configure the Messaging Server 6.3 back-end using the Communications Suite 5 installer.

  2. Run the Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 installer to install the Messaging Server 6 2005Q4 front-end and choose the Configure Later option when prompted.

  3. Open msg-svr-base/lib/config-templates/ in a text editor.

  4. Change the following line:

    ADMINSERVER_SERVERROOT_CONF = /etc/mps/admin/v.5.2/shared/config/serverroot.conf