About this book

This book describes how to install EAServer, an application server, which includes an integrated set of development tools that you use to deploy Web applications that support high-volume traffic, dynamic content, and intensive online transaction processing (OLTP).


This book is for anyone responsible for installing EAServer.

How to use this book

Chapter 1, “Before You Install EAServer,” contains system requirements and information about EAServer features and options.

Chapter 2, “Installing EAServer,” contains instructions for installing and starting EAServer and Adaptive Server® Anywhere (ASA), upgrading an existing installation, and installing other EAServer products and features.

Chapter 3, “Creating Embedded EAServer Installations,” explains how to install EAServer silently and use EAServer automated configuration tools to further configure the installation within your own installation script or program.

Chapter 4, “Installing and Configuring a Web Server Redirector Plug-In,” describes how to set up a Web server redirector plug-in, which enables communication between the Web server and the EAServer HTTP and HTTPS protocol listeners.

Chapter 5, “Configuring Open Client and ODBC for EAServer,” describes how to configure Open Client™ and ODBC drivers used with EAServer.

Related documents

Core EAServer documentation The core EAServer documents are available in HTML and PDF format in your EAServer software installation and on the SyBooks™ CD.

EAServer 6.0.2 New Features Guide summarizes new functionality in this version.

The EAServer API Reference Manual contains reference pages for proprietary EAServer Java classes and C routines.

The EAServer Automated Configuration Guide explains how to use Ant-based configuration scripts to:

The EAServer CORBA Components Guide explains how to:

The EAServer Enterprise JavaBeans User’s Guide describes how to:

The EAServer Feature Guide explains application server concepts and architecture, such as supported component models, network protocols, server-managed transactions, and Web applications.

The EAServer Java Message Service User’s Guide describes how to create Java Message Service (JMS) clients and components to send, publish, and receive JMS messages.

The EAServer Migration Guide contains information about migrating EAServer 5.x resources and entities to an EAServer 6.0 installation.

The EAServer Performance and Tuning Guide describes how to tune your server and application settings for best performance.

The EAServer Security Administration and Programming Guide explains how to:

The EAServer System Administration Guide explains how to:

The EAServer Web Application Programming Guide explains how to create, deploy, and configure Web applications, Java servlets, and JavaServer Pages.

The EAServer Web Services Toolkit User’s Guide describes Web services support in EAServer, including:

The EAServer Troubleshooting Guide describes procedures for troubleshooting problems that EAServer users may encounter. This document is available only on the SyBooks Online Web site.

jConnect for JDBC documents EAServer includes the jConnect™ 6.0.5 driver to allow JDBC access to Sybase database servers and gateways. The jConnect 6.0.5 Programmer’s Reference is available on the SyBooks Online Web site.

Sybase Software Asset Management User’s Guide EAServer includes the Sybase Software Asset Management license manager for managing and tracking your Sybase software license deployments. The Sybase Software Asset Management User’s Guide is available on the Getting Started CD and in the EAServer 6.0 collection on the SyBooks Online Web site.


The formatting conventions used in this manual are:

Formatting example

To indicate

commands and methods

When used in descriptive text, this font indicates keywords such as:

  • Command names used in descriptive text

  • C++ and Java method or class names used in descriptive text

  • Java package names used in descriptive text

  • Property names in the raw format, as when using jagtool to configure applications rather than the Web Console

variable, package, or component

Italic font indicates:

  • Program variables, such as myCounter

  • Parts of input text that must be substituted, for example:

  • File names

  • Names of components, EAServer packages, and other entities that are registered in the EAServer naming service

File | Save

Menu names and menu items are displayed in plain text. The vertical bar shows you how to navigate menu selections. For example, File | Save indicates “select Save from the File menu.”

package 1

Monospace font indicates:

  • Information that you enter in the Web Console, a command line, or as program text

  • Example program fragments

  • Example output fragments

Other sources of information

Use the Sybase Getting Started CD, the SyBooks CD, and the Sybase Product Manuals Web site to learn more about your product:

Sybase certifications on the Web

Technical documentation at the Sybase Web site is updated frequently.

StepsFinding the latest information on product certifications

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Click Certification Report.

  3. In the Certification Report filter select a product, platform, and timeframe and then click Go.

  4. Click a Certification Report title to display the report.

StepsFinding the latest information on component certifications

  1. Point your Web browser to Availability and Certification Reports.

  2. Either select the product family and product under Search by Base Product; or select the platform and product under Search by Platform.

  3. Select Search to display the availability and certification report for the selection.

StepsCreating a personalized view of the Sybase Web site (including support pages)

Set up a MySybase profile. MySybase is a free service that allows you to create a personalized view of Sybase Web pages.

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Click MySybase and create a MySybase profile.

Sybase EBFs and software maintenance

StepsFinding the latest information on EBFs and software maintenance

  1. Point your Web browser to the Sybase Support Page.

  2. Select EBFs/Maintenance. If prompted, enter your MySybase user name and password.

  3. Select a product.

  4. Specify a time frame and click Go. A list of EBF/Maintenance releases is displayed.

    Padlock icons indicate that you do not have download authorization for certain EBF/Maintenance releases because you are not registered as a Technical Support Contact. If you have not registered, but have valid information provided by your Sybase representative or through your support contract, click Edit Roles to add the “Technical Support Contact” role to your MySybase profile.

  5. Click the Info icon to display the EBF/Maintenance report, or click the product description to download the software.

Accessibility features

EAServer has been tested for compliance with U.S. government Section 508 Accessibility requirements. The online help for this product is also provided in Eclipse help formats, which you can navigate using a screen reader.

The Web console supports working without a mouse. For more information, see “Keyboard navigation” in Chapter 2, “Management Console Overview,” in the EAServer System Administration Guide.

The Web Services Toolkit plug-in for Eclipse supports accessibility features for those that cannot use a mouse, are visually impaired, or have other special needs. For information about these features see the Eclipse help:

  1. Start Eclipse.

  2. Select Help | Help Contents.

  3. Enter Accessibility in the Search dialog box.

  4. Select Accessible User Interfaces or Accessibility Features for Eclipse.

NoteYou may need to configure your accessibility tool for optimal use. Some screen readers pronounce text based on its case; for example, they pronounce ALL UPPERCASE TEXT as initials, and MixedCase Text as words. You might find it helpful to configure your tool to announce syntax conventions. Consult the documentation for your tool.

For additional information about how Sybase supports accessibility, see Sybase Accessibility. The Sybase Accessibility site includes links to information on Section 508 and W3C standards.

If you need help

Each Sybase installation that has purchased a support contract has one or more designated people who are authorized to contact Sybase Technical Support. If you cannot resolve a problem using the manuals or online help, please have the designated person contact Sybase Technical Support or the Sybase subsidiary in your area.