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Chapter 2 Installing iPlanet Meta-Directory On Solaris Systems
This chapter describes how to install Meta-Directory on a server using the Solaris operating system, version 2.6 or version 8. Please note that system patches must be installed before beginning the installation process. This chapter contains the following sections:
If installing Meta-Directory on a server running the Solaris version 2.6 or version 8 operating systems, you must install the The Recommended Patch Clusters and The JavaTM 2 Standard Edition (J2SETM) 1.2.2-05a Localized JRE patch.
The Recommended Patch Cluster for either version can be downloaded from:
The Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.2.2-05a Localized JRE patch set can be downloaded from:
You must be a registered Sun customer to download the J2SE patches. Registration is free and can be completed at the patch download site.
Once the patch sets have been downloaded and decompressed, refer to the CLUSTER_README files for installation instructions. Reboot the system after installation is complete.
Recommended Patch Cluster Solaris version 2.6
The following is a list of the recommended patches for Solaris version 2.6:
Recommended Patch Cluster Solaris version 8
The following are the recommended patches for Solaris version 8:
Verifying Patch Installation
Entering the command showrev -p after patch installation will print a complete list of installed patches to your monitor. A comparison of this list and the patch listing in this documentation can verify that the correct patches have been installed.
The Solaris Installation Process
This section describes the process for installing Meta-Directory on a server running the Solaris operating system.
Note It is recommended that you have your Directory Server documentation on hand to help with the installation process. It can be found on the iPlanet web site at http://docs.iplanet.com/docs/manuals/.
Log in to your system as superuser (root).
Download the Meta-Directory for Solaris binary.
The binary is a file compressed with gzip, a compression utility that can be downloaded at http://www.gzip.org.
Decompress the binary with the following command:
# gzip -dc filename.tar.gz | tar xvf -
Run the setup program using the command ./setup.
Press Return when asked if you'd like to continue with the installation.
Read the Software License Agreement, type y for Yes and press Return if you accept this agreement and agree to be bound by its terms.
Select the default iPlanet Servers installation and click Next to continue.
The iPlanet Console option can be used to re-install iPlanet Console.
Enter a full path to the location (server root) where you want Meta-Directory to be installed.
The directory location that you enter must be different from the one in which you are running the setup program; it cannot be installed into the same directory into which it is extracted. If the installation directory does not currently exist, the setup program will create it although you may have to verify write access after installation.
Press Enter to enable the installation of all iPlanet Server Product components.
For a list and description of the components, see Chapter 1 "Preparing For Installation.
Press Enter to install all server core components, core Java classes and Java runtime environment.
Press Enter to install iPlanet Administration Server and Administration Server Console.
Press Enter to install nsPerl 5.004_04.
Press Enter to install Meta-Directory join engine.
Press Enter to install Meta-Directory Universal connector.
Press Enter to install Meta-Directory console.
Press Enter to install Meta-Directory Database connector.
Enter the fully-qualified domain name of the computer on which you are installing Meta-Directory and press Enter.
Enter the user and group you want to represent the iPlanet server in the user directory.
Ideally this user should not have privileges in the computer network system. The Administration Server will give this group the permissions to perform server-specific operations.
Enter the URL of the Directory Server that will contain the Configuration Directory and the non-secure port address. (The default port address is 389.) Click Next to continue.
This function requires the use of iPlanet Directory Server. Ensure that the Directory Server is currently running so that the setup program can verify the information entered.
Enter the domain name (for example, iPlanet.com) to specify the administration domain in the Configuration Directory. Click Next to continue.
Enter the user ID or distinguished name (DN) and password of the configuration administrator authorized to access the Configuration Directory. The domain name specified above and the configuration administrator specified here will be verified when you click Next to continue.
The configuration administrator creates and manages information stored in the Configuration Directory. The user must exist on the server before entering it on this screen.
Choose an administration port number and click Next to continue.
By default, the setup application chooses an administration port number. If you decide to use the default, make sure that this is a port number that is not already in use. Be sure to record the port number you have chosen.
The Meta-Directory files and components are installed to your system.
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Last Updated August 03, 2001