Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Installation Guide

ProcedureTo Install Only Directory Server From the Zip Distribution

This procedure covers installation of the software required to create Directory Server instances on the system.

Non-root users can install this component from the zip distribution.

On Windows systems in order to allow remote management capabilities when installing the zip distribution, you must install either as Administrator, or as a user who belongs directly to the local Administrators group.

You can also install Directory Server from native packages. See To Install Only Directory Server From Native Packages for details.

Before You Begin

Obtain the zip distribution for this installation.

As shown in the following illustration, the zip distribution does not include Directory Service Control Center. You must install Directory Service Control Center from the native package Java ES distribution, as described in To Install Directory Service Control Center From Native Packages.

The zip distribution allows non-root users to install
the software.

Complete the worksheet that follows for your installation.

Requisite Information 


Your Answers 

Fully qualified hostname of the system where you install Directory Server 



(Optional) Cacao common agent container port number to access from Directory Service Control Center 

Default: 11162


File system paths where you create Directory Server instances 

Example: /local/ds/

Create instances only on local file systems, never on network–mounted file systems such as NFS. 

Each path is henceforth referred to as an instance-path.


LDAP port number 

Default: 389 when installing as root; 1389 for non-root


LDAP/SSL port number 

Default: 636 when installing as root; 1636 for non-root


Directory Manager DN 

Default: cn=Directory Manager


Directory Manager password 

Must be at least 8 characters long 


Base suffix DN 

Example: dc=example,dc=com


(UNIX systems) Server user (uid)

Example: noaccess


(UNIX systems) Server group (gid)

Example: noaccess


The default user and group IDs for zip installations are those of the user performing the installation.

  1. Install prerequisite patches or service packs for your platform.

    See Operating System Requirements in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Release Notes for details.

  2. Change to the zip distribution directory containing the dsee_deploy command.

  3. Install the software with the dsee_deploy(1M) command.

    $ ./dsee_deploy install -c DS -i install-path options

    For example, the following command installs the component under /local, assuming you have access to create a file system directory there.

    $ ./dsee_deploy install -c DS -i /local

    You can also use the --no-inter option to install in non-interactive mode, accepting the license without confirmation. Non-interactive mode is particularly useful for silent installation.

    This step installs a Common Agent Container, cacao, with the local Directory Service Control Center agent as well, allowing you to use DSCC to create server instances. The previous command works properly only if you have not yet installed a Common Agent Container using the default port, 11162.

    If you installed DSCC from native packages previously on the same system, a Common Agent Container using the default port is already installed. Specify a different port using the -p option.

    $ ./dsee_deploy install -c DS -i /local -p 11169

    At this point, you can now create server instances on the system. See Server Instance Creation for details.

Next Steps

After installing the software, see Environment Variables.