QuickSetup is a Java-based graphical tool designed to enable rapid installation, and configuration of an OpenDS directory server, including loading it with data and getting it running. QuickSetup asks some basic questions about the server configuration and then gives you the choice of leaving your database empty, loading the server with data from your own LDIF or loading the server with automatically generated sample data. QuickSetup also enables you to configure security and replication, and will optionally start the server when the configuration is complete.
QuickSetup can be run remotely via Java Web Start or locally from the build that you have downloaded and unzipped. If you run QuickSetup as a Java Web Start application, it automatically downloads and unzips the build, and handles server configuration. If you run QuickSetup locally, it allows you to configure the build that you have unbundled.
Before you launch QuickSetup, review the OpenDS System Requirements.
Java Web Start is a component of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that allows you to download and run Java applications from the web. Java Web Start is installed with the JRE and is automatically started when you launch an application using the Java Web Start technology. The application is downloaded and cached locally on your system before it is started. Whenever you launch that application in the future, Java Web Start checks with the remote server to make sure that you have the latest version. See this FAQ item on Java Web Start on the java.com web site for more information.
You can launch the Java Web Start version of QuickSetup from the QuickSetup link on the OpenDS site. If you have run QuickSetup in the past, you can double-click the OpenDSQuickSetup.jnlp file that was downloaded when you ran it. When you launch QuickSetup, Java Web Start checks to make sure that you have the latest version of the QuickSetup bits and downloads them if necessary. It then launches the QuickSetup Welcome panel.
Note: QuickSetup might display a security warning about the test certificate not being verifiable with a certificate authority. You can trust the OpenDS Test Certificate.
You can also run QuickSetup after you have downloaded and unzipped a build. To do this, run the setup (or setup.bat) command at the top level of your OpenDS installation directory. The configuration screens are similar to those shown previously, with the exception that you are not asked to provide an installation directory on the Server Settings panel.
To run a functionally-equivalent command-line version of the QuickSetup tool, execute the setup --cli or setup.bat --cli command. For more information, see setup.
If you have any questions, comments or problems with OpenDS QuickSetup, send an e-mail to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.