Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Installation Guide

Installation Methods

Three methods of installation are available:

The setup command allows you to specify the method of installation, and allows you to create a configuration file for silent installation. The syntax is:

bundle_filename [-console] [-savestate config_file] [-silent config_file] [-javahome java_home_dir] [-h || -help]

Table 1–1 describes the command options.

Table 1–1 Options for Installation




Runs the installation using the command-line method. 

-silent config_file

Runs the installation in silent mode. Installation parameters are read from an existing installation configuration file. This option is mutually exclusive with the savestate option.

The installation configuration file path must be explicitly provided; there is no default file path. Refer to Installing in Silent Mode for further specifics on silent mode installation and the installation configuration file.

-savestate config_file

Runs the installation using either the graphical or command-line method and creates an installation configuration file based on this installation. This option is mutually exclusive with the silent option. If you do not specify this option, no installation configuration file is created. 



-h || -help

Displays the available command-line arguments for the installation command. 

Table 1–2 identifies the command for each installation method.

Table 1–2 Installation Commands

Installation Method 

Installation Command 

Graphical interface (default) 


Command-line interface 

./bundle_filename -console

Graphical interface for creating configuration file for silent mode installation 

./bundle_filename -savestate config_file

Silent mode based on an existing installation configuration file 

./bundle_filename -silent config_file

Display available Command-line arguments for the setup command 

./bundle_filename -help