Communications Suite Installation Flowchart

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For the most current documentation, see Communications Suite 7 Update 5 Wiki.

Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite Installation Flowchart
Version 7 Update 1


What This Flowchart Does

  • Provides a decision tree for deploying Communications Suite products and the additional 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 7 Update 1, see Communications Suite Installation Guide.

Before Using This Flowchart

For example, suppose you want to install Messaging Server and use a third-party IMAP client. Do you need to install Convergence? 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 flow chart to make your first installation decisions.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: Messaging Server

Install and configure Messaging Server before you configure Calendar Server and Instant Messaging.

First install the Messaging Server back-end message store(s). Next, install the MTAs, MMP front ends, and Webmail Servers.

This figure shows the flow chart to install Messaging Server.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: Calendar Server 6.3

As of Communications Suite 7, Calendar Server 6.3 has been deprecated.
If you are not installing Convergence, you should no longer be installing Calendar Server 6.3. Instead, install Calendar Server 7.

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

This figure shows the flow chart to install Calendar Server 6.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: Calendar Server 7 Update 1

You can install both a Calendar Server 7 Update 1 front end and back end on the same host, or on different hosts.

This figure shows the flow chart to install Calendar Server 7.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: Instant Messaging

As a best practice, before you configure Instant Messaging, install and configure Messaging Server and Calendar Server; the IM configuration uses these services.

We also recommend that you first install the Instant Messaging Server, then the Instant Messaging Multiplexor.

This figure shows the flow chart to install Instant Messaging.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: Convergence

This figure shows the flow chart to install Convergence.

Communications Suite Installation Flowchart: Indexing and Search Service

This figure shows the flow chart to install Indexing and Search Service.

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