Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Planning Guide

Adding Procedures for Portal Server to Your Installation Plan

To add installation and configuration instructions for Portal Server, do the following:

  1. If thePortal Server instances are load balanced, the add an instruction to your installation plan to verify that the load balancer is functioning before anyJava ES software is installed.

  2. Next, in your plan, list all of the computers with Portal Server instances.

    1. Portal Server has a local dependency on a web container. Each computer that runs an instance of Portal Server must also run an instance of the specified web container. Your deployment architecture indicates which web container your solution is using.

    2. For each computer, add an instruction to run the Java ES installer and select Portal Server. If you are using Web Server or Application Server as your web container, add an instruction to select the web container, too. The installer is capable of automatically deploying Portal Server to the selected web container. Add an instruction to select either Access Manager SDK or Access Manager.

    3. If the computers that run Portal Serverare already listed in your plan (if the plan already has instructions for installing another component on the same computer) simply add an instruction to select Portal Server. You can install Portal Server at the same time as the other components, and deploy it to the same web container, but your plan must put the instructions for configuring, starting, and verifying any Directory Server, Access Manager, Messaging Server, or Calendar Server instances ahead of the instructions for configuring or starting the Portal Server instances.

  3. Underneath each Portal Server instance, list the key values for configuring the instance. Use Table 3–12 to help you select configuration values.

  4. Underneath each Web Server or Application Server instances, list the key values for configuring the instance. For information on selecting configuration values for these components, see Web Server or Application Server. If your plan already installs Web Server or Application Server on the computer, you do not need to repeat this step. You can specify the same web container instance and deploy Portal Server to the same web container instance.

  5. If your solution uses one of the third-party web containers that supports Portal Server, your Portal Server instances are deployed with the web container's deployment tool. Add instructions to your plan to deploy each Portal Server instance.

  6. For each computer, add an instruction to start and verify the Portal Server instance. If the instances are load balanced, add an instruction to verify operation of the load balancer.