Communications Suite 6: Overview of the Communications Installer

Communications Suite 6, now in beta, brings a number of changes. You'll encounter a change immediately as you install Comms 6, as we've got a new installer,appropriately dubbed Communications Installer. Here is a brief overview of this new installer.

What Does it Install?

Communications Installer (CI) only installs Communication Suite components: Calendar Server, Communication Center, Delegated Administrator, Instant Messaging, Messaging Server (32- and 64-bit), Communications Express, and Sun Cluster Agents for Messaging Server, Calendar Server, and Instant Messaging. The CI also installs necessary shared components and required patches for Solaris OS. You will need to use the Java ES distribution, and the Java ES installer, to install dependant components, such as Access Manager, Application Server, and Directory Server.

Does the New Installer Perform Multi-host Installations?

No, it is still a single host installer. However, if you are interested in simplifying multi-host deployments, see Enterprise Messaging Reference Architecture Toolkit.

Is the Installer a GUI?

No. The CI does not contain a GUI, only a CLI and silent install.

Does the CI Support Installing in Solaris Zones?

Yes.

What is the Command to Run CI?

The command is commpkg. See commpkg Usage for more information.

Does the CI Support Multi-instance Installation?

Yes, through the use of the --altroot switch. Again, see commpkg Usage for more information.

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