Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo Perform a Silent Installation

The Messaging Server initial runtime configuration program automatically creates a silent installation state file (called saveState) that can be used to quickly configure additional Messaging Server instances in your deployment where the Messaging Server Solaris packages have been installed. All of your responses to the configuration prompts are recorded in that file.

By running the silent installation, you instruct the configure program to read the silent installation state file. The configure program uses the responses in this file rather than ask the same installation questions again for subsequent initial runtime configurations of Messaging Server. When you use the state file in a new installation, you are not asked any questions. Instead, all of the state file responses are automatically applied as the new installation parameters.

The silent installation saveState state file is stored in the msg-svr-base/install/configure_YYYYMMDDHHMMSS directory, where YYYYMMDDHHMMSS identifies the 4-digit year, month, date, hour, minute, and second of the saveState file.

To use the silent installation state file to configure another Messaging Server instance on another machine in the deployment, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the silent installation state file to a temporary area on the machine where you are performing the new installation.

  2. Review and edit the silent installation state file as necessary.

    You will probably want to change some of the parameters and specifications in the state file. For example, the default email domain for the new installation may be different than the default email domain recorded in the state file. Remember that the parameters listed in the state file will be automatically applied to this installation.

  3. Run the following command to configure other machines with the silent installation file:

    msg-svr-base/sbin/configure -nodisplay -noconsole -state \ 

    where fullpath is the full directory path of where the saveState file is located. (See Step 1 of this section).

    Note –

    After running the silent installation program, a new state file is created from the silent installation in directory location: msg-svr-base/install/configure_YYYYMMDDHHMMSS/saveState, where YYYYMMDDHHMMSS identifies the 4-digit year, month, date, hour, minute, and second of the directory containing the saveState file.