Monday Jun 23, 2008

DSEE 6.3 Windows Native Package Patch Released

We have just released the windows native (MSI) patch for Directory Server Enterprise Edition (DSEE) 6.3.  This patch was originally delayed due to some issues concerning the patching process on Windows. These have now been resolved and you can download the patch from here: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-21-125311-07-1

This patch is only for installations of DSEE that were installed on Windows 2000 or 2003 using the Jave Enterprise System installer.  If you do not have DSEE 6.3 already installed on this system you will need to download the DSEE 6.0 full release for Windows and then apply this patch after you have installed it.  You can download the full DSEEE 6.0 Windows Native MSI installation bundle from the following location:  Directory Server EE 6.0 - java_es-5-identsuite-ga-windows-x86.zip - Part of Identity Management Suite, Multi-language (DS/DPS/Console)

NOTE: This download is actually part of the Sun Identity Suite.  When you download this you can then run the installer and select to install only the Directory Server Enterprise Edition components.  

Another option if you do not have DSEE already installed is to download the 'Compressed Archive" version of the software for Windows which does not use the MSI installer model and requires an App Server (either Tomcat or Sun Java App Server) to run the management console.  You can download this version of the product from: Directory Server EE 6.3 - Zip Distribution, Multi Language, (DS/DPS/DE/ISW/DSRK). This a full installation of DSEE 6.3 so there is no need to install DSEE 6.0 first. 

To understand the difference between the Native Package distribution and the Compressed Archive distribution see the documentation at: http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-2763/install-distributions?a=view

Directory Services Product Management

Monday Apr 14, 2008

DSEE 6.3 Released

We have just released the latest update in the Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.x product line.  

This patch release brings:

  • Improved performance for some specific deployments. For example, deletion of a suborganization is now faster.

  • Support for the SuSE 10 operating system. See Operating System Requirements for details.

  • Support for HP-UX 11.23 (PA-RISC). See Operating System Requirements for details.

  • Increased flexibility and security for deployments, with the Directory Service Control Center registry allowing port change and listening on addresses defined by an IP address.

  • Reduced disk space used, by purging replication metadata using a new purge-csn option in the dsadm command.

  • Improved interoperability with other products through the Directory Proxy Server, with improved LDAP control support.

  • The Directory Proxy Server allows bind operations to multiple data sources including Active Directory and to Sun Java System Directory Server. Bad password attempts now block users from multiple data sources, increasing security.

  • Install the ZIP distribution as any user on Windows.

You can download Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 software from the following location.

http://www.sun.com/software/products/directory_srvr_ee/get.jsp

The download page serves as a starting point to direct you to the proper downloads depending on the distribution type you need to download.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 is available in the following full distributions.

  • ZIP Full distribution (Solaris, Red Hat, SuSE, HP-UX, Windows) - standalone delivery to install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 or upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and 6.1 and 6.2 ZIP installations.

Identity Synchronization for Windows is not delivered in the Directory Server Enterprise Edition native package distribution and is only available in the ZIP distribution.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 is available in the following patch distributions.

  • Native patch – patches to upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2 native packages installed using the Java ES installer.

  • ZIP patch distribution – standalone delivery to install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 or upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and 6.1 and 6.2 ZIP installations.

    If you are not familiar with the difference between the Native installation and ZIP installation please read the following information in the documentation before upgrading or installing DSEE 6.3:  Directory Server Enterprise Edition Software Distributions


Note –
  1. The patch release for native installations of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on the Microsoft Windows platform is not available at the same time as the patch releases on other platforms. The patch release for native installations of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on the Microsoft Windows platform will be available at a later time and we will update this blog when we have a known date for this.

    Zip distribution is currently available for on the Microsoft Windows platform.

  2. The localization patch files for the native installations have not been released yet on SunSolve but should be available within a week. The ZIP downloads contain all the localization files so there are no extra downloads required for ZIP installations.  We will update this blog once they are available on native installations.

For information on patch numbers, see Software Installation in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide.

For the detailed information on what you need to install based on your current installation, refer to the Installation Procedure Quick Reference in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide.

 

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DSEE Software Distributions

This information compares the different Directory Server Enterprise Edition software distributions available and is taken from the main DSEE 6.3 documentation at http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-2763/install-distributions?a=view.

Figure 1–3 The Two Software Distributions

To install all software, get both distributions.

Java Enterprise System Distribution

This section introduces the Java Enterprise System distribution, which comes with the Java ES installer.

The Java ES installer offers a graphical wizard, a command-line interactive wizard, and also silent installation capabilities to add natively packaged software to your system. As this distribution is based on native packages, you must be root to perform the installation with the Java ES installer.

The Java ES installer provides a fresh installation of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on Solaris and Linux. To install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on Windows, see Installation Procedure Quick Reference in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide. Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 is not delivered on HP-UX.

All Java ES software can work together, relying on a common framework of basic components and of libraries. You can therefore install all the software products together on a single system.

The Java ES installation software also facilitates installation of shared components. The software integrates with the system, so you can configure directory services to restart automatically when the operating system reboots. With a native package based installation, you benefit from the package versioning and patching tools that are part of the operating system.

This guide does not describe all installation alternatives available using the Java ES installer. However, this guide addresses the key Java ES installer wizard screens related to Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 software installation. For detailed instructions on using all features of the Java ES installer, see the Java Enterprise System documentation at http://docs.sun.com/coll/1286.3.

Native Patches

This section introduces the native patches that enable you to upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and 6.1 installations.

You must be root to do the installation using native patches. These patches are applied on the top of the existing Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 or 6.1 installation. Native patches contain all the components of Directory Server Enterprise Edition as in Java Enterprise System distribution but upgrade the only components that are already installed as a part of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 or 6.1 installation. You cannot do fresh installation of any of the components in Directory Server Enterprise Edition using native patches.

You can install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on Windows by installing native patches on the top of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 installation. The Java Enterprise System distribution does not provide fresh installation for Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on Windows.

Zip Distribution

This section introduces the zip distribution, which provides the dsee_deploy(1M) command-line installer.

This distribution offers self-contained software that you can install anywhere on local disk where you have write permission. You can both install and administer zip distribution software as a non-root user.

As zip distribution software is self-contained, each software installation performed from the zip distribution is independent. You can therefore install software from multiple zip distribution versions on the same system. Your system administrator must manually configure the software that you install to restart when the operating system reboots.

Furthermore, with the zip distribution, you must keep careful track of what you have installed, and the patches you have applied.

Comparison of Java Enterprise System Distribution and Zip Distribution

This section identifies the software supported in each distribution.

Both the Java ES and zip distributions allow you to create and configure Directory Server and Directory Proxy Server instances as non-root.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition Software Component 

Java Enterprise System Distribution 

Zip Distribution 

Directory Service Control Center 

Provided 

Provided, configurable by deploying WAR file with application server 

Directory Server 

Provided 

Provided, installable with dsee_deploy

Directory Proxy Server 

Provided 

Provided, installable with dsee_deploy

Directory Editor 

Not provided in this distribution 

Provided, but not installed with dsee_deploy

Identity Synchronization for Windows 

Not provided in this distribution 

Provided, but not installed with dsee_deploy

Directory Server Resource Kit 

Not provided in this distribution 

Provided, installed with dsee_deploy


Note –

A server instance can only be managed by one DSCC.


Identity Synchronization for Windows and Directory Editor software are bundled with the zip distribution, but are not installed using the dsee_deploy command. This guide covers Identity Synchronization for Windows installation. See Part II, Installing Identity Synchronization for Windows, in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide.

This guide does not cover installation of Directory Editor software. If you plan to install Directory Editor software, read the installation instructions in the Sun Java System Directory Editor 1 2005Q1 Installation and Configuration Guide.

Wednesday Mar 05, 2008

Directory Server EOL Information

We have had many questions regarding the EOL dates for Directory Server so we decided to post this information here for everyones reference. 

 Version
Last Ship Date
End of Life Support
 Notes
 Directory Server 5.1
(All versions)
3/31/2006
03/17/2011
Limited support after 3/31/2007 
Directory Server 5.2 RTM
6/20/2008
6/20/2013
Limited support after 6/20/2009 
Directory Server 5.2 SP1
6/20/2008 6/20/2013 Limited support after 6/20/2009
Directory Server 5.2 SP26/20/2008 6/20/2013 Limited support after 6/20/2009
Directory Server 5.2 SP3
6/20/2008 6/20/2013 Limited support after 6/20/2009
Directory Server 5.2 SP46/20/2008 6/20/2013 Limited support after 6/20/2009
Directory Server 5.2 SP5Withdrawn
Withdrawn
This patch was pulled from public availability
Directory Server 5.2 SP66/20/2008 6/20/2013 Limited support after 6/20/2009

Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.x

(All versions)

Not yet announced
Not yet announcedThis is the current shipping product suite and no current date is set for EOL

Limited Support Phase: (full details at http://www.sun.com/service/eosl/)
During the Limited Support Phase, Sun will provide Customers with support in accordance with the Customer's support contract with Sun (including the applicable Service Listing) as set forth at: http://www.sun.com/service/servicelist/ . However, Customers will not be entitled to submit bugs or to receive new patches from Sun. As during the Full Support Phase, upon announcement of EOL of a Software Product, Customers will not have access to software updates and upgrades for that Software Product.

 

Here is the current information regarding Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.x and the GA dates for currently available versions.

 Version
GA Date
Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0
3/31/2007
Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.16/15/2007
Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.29/24/2007
Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.304/15/2008

 
 

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