Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1 Installation Guide

ProcedureTo Install Only Directory Server From Native Packages

This procedure covers installation of Directory Server from native packages. You must be root to perform this procedure.

Note –

If you installed Directory Service Control Center, you automatically also installed Directory Server from native packages. You can use the Directory Server software that is installed alongside DSCC to create your own additional Directory Server instances on the system.

Before You Begin

Obtain the Java Enterprise System distribution for this installation, as shown in the following figure.

The Java Enterprise System distribution installs natively packaged

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


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

    See Operating System Requirements

  2. Using the Java Enterprise System distribution, run the Java ES installer as root.

    root# ./installer
  3. Select the Directory Server component for installation.

    The Directory Server component is selected.
  4. Choose to configure the software later, as you will register the software and create server instances after installation.

    Configure Later is selected.
  5. Complete installation with the Java ES installer.

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

  6. (Optional) Enable the Common Agent Container, cacao, to restart when the operating system reboots.

    root# cacaoadm enable

    If you decide not to enable the common agent container, you would not be able to use DSCC to communicate with the servers handled by that instance of cacao.

Next Steps

After installing the software, see Environment Variables.