Communications Suite 6 Update 2 Installation Flowchart

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Communications Suite 6 Update 2 Installation Flowchart

What This Flowchart Does
  • Provides a decision tree for deploying Communications Suite products and the Sun Java System products that support Communications Suite.
  • Directs you to specific sets of installation instructions based on your decisions.

This flowchart focuses on your logical deployment; that is, it emphasizes the software products and functional components that make up Communications Suite.

By functional component, we mean one piece of software that can be installed separately from other Communications Suite software on one host or one Solaris zone. A simple product like Delegated Administrator can be treated as one functional component. A complicated product like Messaging Server typically comprises several components: the message store, MTA, and so on.

This flowchart does not offer guidelines for designing your physical hardware configurations. It assumes you can map functional components to specific hosts or Solaris zones on which you will install the software. For each component, follow the linked installation instructions.

The installation instructions are meant as best practices; they are the recommended path for installing and configuring our products. You may choose to tweak these instructions because your deployment differs in some respects from the assumptions made here. Other paths may work for you. But these instructions, and in particular the sequence of tasks described here, are recommended.

For general installation information about Communications Suite 6 Update 2, see Communications Suite 6 Update 2 Installation Guide.

Before you use this flowchart:

This table answer the question: to install a particular Communications Suite product, which other components do you need?

For example, suppose you want to install Messaging Server and use a third-party IMAP client. Do you need to install Convergence or Communications Express? Answer: No. Do you need Access Manager? Answer: No. You can install Access Manager for SSO; but you also can use the Messaging Server (Trusted Circle) SSO.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: First Decisions

This figure shows the flowchart for making initial installation decisions about Communications Suite.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: Messaging Server

We recommend that you install and configure Messaging Server before you configure Calendar Server and Instant Messaging.

We also recommend that you first install the Messaging Server back-end message store(s). Next, install the MTAs, MMP front ends, and Webmail Servers.

This figure shows the flowchart for installing Messaging Server.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: Calendar Server

We recommend that you first install the Calendar Server back-end component, then the front end.

This figure shows the flowchart for installing Calendar Server.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: Convergence

This figure shows the flowchart for installing Convergence.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: Communications Express

This figure shows the flowchart for installing Communications Express.

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  1. Apr 14, 2008

    • First Decisions Flowchart: It says only LDAP or AM SSO, it is better to remove SSO(that mean AM can be used for Authentication and SSO).
    • Kendo Supports AM auth and SSO
    • If AM server is on different host then Kendo needs Access Manager sdk installed on the same system and configured on same webcontainer.

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