This guide, Installation Guide Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise on Windows NT provides:
An overview of the Sybase® Adaptive Server™ Enterprise installation infrastructure
Instructions for installing and upgrading Adaptive Server, and installing Backup Server™, Monitor Server, XP Server™, jConnect™ for JDBC™, Java utilities, and client products, including the Adaptive Server plug-in for Sybase Central™
Instructions for installing optional Adaptive Server functionality, such as auditing, and sample databases, and localization information
This guide is written for Sybase System Administrators and other qualified personnel who are familiar with their system’s environment, networks, disk resources, and media devices.
This book contains the following chapters:
Chapter 1, “Overview” provides product definitions and an overview of the installation process and the Adaptive Server installation infrastructure.
Chapter 2, “Installation Requirements” provides descriptions and system-related information such as required RAM and disk space for all Adaptive Server server and client products for this release.
Chapter 3, “Sybase Software Asset Management (SySAM)” provides installation instructions for Sybase Software Manager (SySAM).
Chapter 4, “Installing Sybase Servers” describes pre-installation procedures, and how to install server components.
Chapter 5, “Post-Installation Tasks” describes how to set environment variables, install sample databases, and initialize features.
Chapter 6, “Installing Sybase PC-Client Products” describes how to install Adaptive Server client products like the Adaptive Server plug-in to Sybase Central.
Chapter 7, “Starting and Stopping Servers” describes the different methods of starting and stopping Adaptive Server, Backup Server, and other servers.
Chapter 8, “Upgrading Sybase Servers” describes how to upgrade an existing Adaptive Server to the current version.
Chapter 9, “Removing Sybase Servers” describes how to uninstall Sybase servers.
Chapter 10, “Troubleshooting” provides installation error messages and possible solutions to installation problems.
Appendix A, “Alternative Installation Methods” describes how to install Sybase servers in noninteractive mode.
The following documents comprise the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise documentation:
The release bulletin for your platform – contains last-minute information that was too late to be included in the books.
A more recent version of the release bulletin may be available on the World Wide Web. To check for critical product or document information that was added after the release of the product CD, use the Sybase Technical Library.
The Installation Guide for your platform (this book)– describes installation, upgrade, and configuration procedures for all Adaptive Server and related Sybase products.
Configuring Adaptive Server Enterprise for your platform – provides instructions for performing specific configuration tasks for Adaptive Server.
What’s New in Adaptive Server Enterprise? – describes the new features in Adaptive Server version 12.5, the system changes added to support those features, and the changes that may affect your existing applications.
Transact-SQL User’s Guide – documents Transact-SQL, Sybase’s enhanced version of the relational database language. This manual serves as a textbook for beginning users of the database management system. This manual also contains descriptions of the pubs2 and pubs3 sample databases.
System Administration Guide – provides in-depth information about administering servers and databases. This manual includes instructions and guidelines for managing physical resources, security, user and system databases, and specifying character conversion, international language, and sort order settings.
Reference Manual – contains detailed information about all Transact-SQL commands, functions, procedures, and datatypes. This manual also contains a list of the Transact-SQL reserved words and definitions of system tables.
Performance and Tuning Guide – explains how to tune Adaptive Server for maximum performance. This manual includes information about database design issues that affect performance, query optimization, how to tune Adaptive Server for very large databases, disk and cache issues, and the effects of locking and cursors on performance.
The Utility Guide – documents the Adaptive Server utility programs, such as isql and bcp, which are executed at the operating-system level.
The Quick Reference Guide – provides a comprehensive listing of the names and syntax for commands, functions, system procedures, extended system procedures, datatypes, and utilities in a pocket-sized book. Available only in print.
The System Tables Diagram – illustrates system tables and their entity relationships in a poster format. Available only in print.
Error Messages and Troubleshooting Guide – explains how to resolve frequently occurring error messages and describes solutions to system problems frequently encountered by users.
Component Integration Services User’s Guide – explains how to use the Adaptive Server Component Integration Services feature to connect remote Sybase and non-Sybase databases.
Java in Adaptive Server Enterprise – describes how to install and use Java classes as datatypes, functions, and stored procedures in the Adaptive Server database.
Using Sybase Failover in a High Availability System – provides instructions for using Sybase’s Failover to configure an Adaptive Server as a companion server in a high availability system.
Using Adaptive Server Distributed Transaction Management Features – explains how to configure, use, and troubleshoot Adaptive Server DTM features in distributed transaction processing environments.
EJB Server User’s Guide – explains how to use EJB Server to deploy and execute Enterprise JavaBeans in Adaptive Server.
XA Interface Integration Guide for CICS, Encina, and TUXEDO – provides instructions for using Sybase’s DTM XA interface with X/Open XA transaction managers.
Glossary – defines technical terms used in the Adaptive Server documentation.
Sybase jConnect for JDBC Programmer’s Reference – describes jConnect for JDBC and explains how to use it to access data stored in relational database management systems.
Full-Text Search Specialty Data Store User’s Guide – describes how to use the Full-Text Search feature with Verity to search Adaptive Server Enterprise data.
Historical Server User’s Guide – describes how to use Historical Server to obtain performance information Adaptive Server.
Monitor Server User’s Guide – describes how to use Monitor Server to obtain performance statistics from Adaptive Server.
Monitor Client Library Programmer’s Guide – describes how to write Monitor Client Library applications that access Adaptive Server performance data.
Use the Sybase Technical Library CD and the Technical Library Product Manuals Web site to learn more about your product:
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Refer to the Technical Library Installation Guide in your documentation package for instructions on installing and starting the Technical Library.
The Technical Library Product Manuals Web site is an HTML version of the Technical Library CD that you can access using a standard Web browser. In addition to product manuals, you will find links to the Technical Documents Web site (formerly known as Tech Info Library), the Solved Cases page, and Sybase/Powersoft newsgroups.
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The following style conventions are used in this manual:
In a sample screen display, commands you should enter exactly as shown are given in:
In a sample screen display, words that you should replace with the appropriate value for your installation are shown in:
In the regular text of this document, the names of files and directories appear in this font:
The names of programs, utilities, procedures, and commands appear in this font:
Table 1 shows the conventions for syntax statements in this manual.
Command names, command option names, utility names, utility flags, and other keywords are in bold.
Variables, or words that stand for values that you fill in, are in italic.
Curly braces indicate that you choose at least one of the enclosed options. Do not include braces in your option.
Brackets mean choosing one or more of the enclosed options is optional. Do not include brackets in your option.
Parentheses are to be typed as part of the command.
The vertical bar means you can select only one of the options shown.
The comma means you can choose as many of the options shown as you like, separating your choices with commas to be typed as part of the command.
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