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Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q1 Installation Guide 


The Java Enterprise System Installation Guide contains the information you need to install the Sun Java™ Enterprise System (Java ES) software in a Sun Solaris™ Operating System (Solaris OS) or Linux operating environment.

This preface contains the following sections:

Who Should Use This Guide

The material here is intended for any evaluator, system administrator, or software technician who wants to install the Java ES software. This guide assumes you are familiar with the following:

How This Guide Is Organized

This guide is divided into the following parts:

Conventions Used in This Guide

The tables in this section describe the conventions used in this guide.

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes used in this guide.

Table 1  Typographic Conventions 





API and language elements, HTML tags, web site URLs, command names, file names, directory path names, onscreen computer output, sample code.

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.

(Monospace bold)

What you type, when contrasted with onscreen computer output.

% su


Book titles, new terms, words to be emphasized.

A placeholder in a command or path name to be replaced with a real name or value.

Read Chapter 6 in the User’s Guide.

These are called class options.

Do not save the file.

The file is located in the install-dir/bin directory.


The following table describes the symbol conventions used in this guide.

Table 2  Symbol Conventions 





[ ]

Contains optional command options.

ls [-l]

The -l option is not required.

{ | }

Contains a set of choices for a required command option.

-d {y|n}

The -d option requires that you use either the y argument or the n argument.


Joins simultaneous multiple keystrokes.


Press the Control key while you press the A key.


Joins consecutive multiple keystrokes.


Press the Control key, release it, and then press the subsequent keys.


Indicates menu item selection in a graphical user interface.

File > New > Templates

From the File menu, choose New. From the New submenu, choose Templates.

Shell Prompts

The following table describes the shell prompts used in this guide.

Table 3  Shell Prompts



C shell on UNIX or Linux


C shell superuser on UNIX or Linux


Bourne shell and Korn shell on UNIX or Linux


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser on UNIX or Linux


Of a specific UNIX shell is not specified, the examples in this guide are most often presented in C shell.

Related Documentation

The http://docs.sun.comSM web site enables you to access Sun technical documentation online. You can browse the archive or search for a specific document title or subject.

Books in This Documentation Set

The Java ES manuals are available as online files in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) formats. Both formats are readable by assistive technologies for users with disabilities. The Sun™ documentation web site can be accessed here:

The Java ES documentation includes information about the system as a whole and information about its components. This documentation can be accessed here:

The following table lists the system-level manuals in the Java ES documentation set. The left column provides the name and part number location of each document and the right column describes the general contents of the document.

Table 4  Java Enterprise System Documentation 



Java Enterprise System Release Notes

Contains the latest information about Java Enterprise System, including known problems. In addition, components have their own release notes.

Java Enterprise System Documentation Roadmap

Provides descriptions of the documentation related to Java Enterprise System. Includes links to the documentation associated with components.

Java Enterprise System Technical Overview

Introduces the technical and conceptual foundations of Java Enterprise System. Describes components, architecture, processes, and features.

Java Enterprise System Deployment Planning Guide

Provides an introduction to planning and designing enterprise deployment solutions based on Java Enterprise System. Presents basic concepts and principles of deployment planning and design, discusses the solution life cycle, and provides high-level examples and strategies to use when planning solutions based on Java Enterprise System.

Sun Java Enterprise System User Management Guide

Helps you plan, deploy, and manage information about the users of your Java Enterprise System solution. Complements the Java Enterprise System Deployment Planning Guide by describing user management issues in each phase of the solution life cycle.

Java Enterprise System Deployment Example Series: Evaluation Scenario

Describes how to install Java Enterprise System on one system, establish a set of core, shared, and networked services, and set up user accounts that can access the services that you establish.

Java Enterprise System Installation Guide

Guides you through the process of installing Java Enterprise System for the Solaris™ Operating System or the Linux operating system. Shows how to select components to install, how to configure those components after installation, and how to verify that the configured components function properly.

Java Enterprise System Upgrade and Migration Guide

Provides the information and instructions to upgrade Java Enterprise System for the Solaris™ Operating System or the Linux operating environment.

Java Enterprise System Glossary

Defines terms that are used in Java Enterprise System documentation.

Accessing Sun Resources Online

For product downloads, professional services, patches and support, and additional developer information, refer to the following online resources:

The following location contains information about Java ES and its components:

Contacting Sun Technical Support

If you have technical questions about this product that are not answered in the product documentation, go to

Related Third-Party Web Site References

Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party web sites mentioned in this document. Sun does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Sun will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

Sun Welcomes Your Comments

Sun is interested in improving its documentation and welcomes your comments and suggestions.

To share your comments, go to and click Send Comments. In the online form, provide the document title and part number. The part number is a seven-digit or nine-digit number that can be found on the title page of the guide or at the top of the document.

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