Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 Installation and Migration Guide

ProcedureTo install using express installation

Express installation is for users who have little experience or are evaluating the product. It makes assumptions about such things as port number and which components to install. By default, the JDK used is the bundled JDK.

The following table lists the assumptions made by the Express installation. If you would like to use different installation settings, use Typical or Custom installation.

Installation Setting  


administration port 


administration URL 

http://machine name:administration port

HTTP port number 


document root 


UNIX user to run server 



All default subcomponents installed 

Caution – Caution –

You must log in as root to use Express installation.

  1. If you are not in the directory already, change to the directory where you unpacked the file.

  2. Type ./setup to start the server installation.

    A welcome screen appears.

  3. Press Enter to continue with the installation.

  4. Choose whether you accept the software license agreement by entering Yes to accept, or No to decline. If you have not yet read the license agreement, cancel out of the installation and read the file LICENSE.txt that is in the same directory as the setup program.

  5. Choose Express and press Enter.

  6. Type a server root directory or accept the default ( /opt/SUNWwbsvr/).

    This directory is where the server files and directory structure will be installed. root must have write access to this directory.

  7. Choose all components.

    Press Enter.

  8. Enter the UNIX user and group names to use when running the default instance of Sun Java System Web Server.

    For Express installation, this user must be root. The group must be the group to which root belongs.

  9. Enter the UNIX user name to use when running the Administration Server.

    In most cases, this user is root.

  10. Enter the Administration Server user name and password to use for authentication. You are asked to enter your password twice.

  11. After the installation program extracts and installs the Sun Java System Web Server components, press Enter.

  12. Go to the https-adminserv directory under your server root directory (for example, /opt/SUNWwbsvr/) and start Administration Server by typing ./start. You can also type ./startconsole in the server root directory.

    startconsole starts the Administration Server and launches a browser to the Administration Server pages.

  13. To configure your Sun Java System Web Server, use the URL:


    For example:

    Enter your administration user name and password.

    You can now configure your Sun Java System Web Server. For more information, see the Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 Administrator’s Guide.