Unpacking the J2EE agent binaries creates a directory named j2ee_agents, within which an agent-specific directory is created. For example, if the J2EE agent being installed is Policy Agent 3.0 for Sun Java System Application Server 9.1, the directory created is named appserver_v9_agent. For other J2EE agents, the directory name is slightly different, but the naming format is the same.
This agent-specific directory is the Policy Agent base directory, referred to throughout this guide as the PolicyAgent-base directory. For the full path to the PolicyAgent-base directory, see Example 3–1.
The directory you choose in which to unpack the J2EE agent binaries is referred to here as Agent-HomeDirectory. The following path is an example of the location for the PolicyAgent-base directory of Policy Agent 3.0 for Sun Java System Application Server 9.1:
For other J2EE agents, the directory names are different, but the naming format is the same. References in this book to the PolicyAgent-base directory are references to the preceding path.