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Primary Note for Oracle Communications Messaging Server (Doc ID 1301341.1)

Last updated on APRIL 22, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 5.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Details

This is the Primary Note for Oracle Communications Messaging Server, which is a component of the Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite (UCS).

Audience

This article is intended for system/application administrators, installers, and planners.

Actions

Product Documentation

See the Messaging Server page in the UCS Product docs.

Getting Started

Until Unified Communications Suite 8, all the UCS products were bundled in a single installer. The following table shows the Suite version number, the Messaging Server version included in that version of the suite, and when it was released. Some historical details have been omitted for brevity.
 

UCS Suite Version Oracle-style
version number 
Messaging Server Version Oracle-style
version number 
Release Date

Premier Support Ends
See Oracle Lifetime Support

UCS 8 8.1 Messaging Server 8.1 8.1.0.0.0 2019, March December 2022
UCS 8 8.0.2 Messaging Server 8.0.2 8.0.2.0 2017, October  

UCS 8

8.0.1 Messaging Server 8.0.1 8.0.1.0 2015, September  
UCS 8 8.0.0 Messaging Server 8.0 8.0.0.0 2015, June  July 2020
UCS 7 update 6 7.0.6 Messaging Server 7u5 7.0.5.38 2016, December  
UCS 7 update 6 7.0.6 Messaging Server 7u5 7.0.5.31 2014, August October 2016
UCS 7 update 5 7.0.5 Messaging Server 7u5 7.0.5.29 2013, October  
UCS 7 update 4 7.0.4 Messaging Server 7u5 7.0.5.28 2013, May  
UCS 7 update 3 7.0.3 Messaging Server 7u4 7.0.4.27 2013, March  
UCS 7 update 2 7.0.2 Messaging Server 7u4 7.0.4.23 2011, September  
UCS 7 update 1 7.0.1 Messaging Server 7u4 7.0.4.18 2010, August  
UCS 7 7.0.0 Messaging Server 7u3 7.0.3.11 2009, September  
UCS 6 update 2   Messaging Server 7u2 7.0.2.7 2009, April  
UCS 6 update 1   Messaging Server 7u1 7.0.1.3 2009, January  
UCS 6   Messaging Server 7   2008  
UCS 5   Messaging Server 6.3   2007 March 2012
JES 4   Messaging Server 6.2   2005 June 2010
JES 3   Messaging Server 6.2   2005 June 2010
JES 2   Messaging Server 6.1   2004 October 2008
JES 1   Messaging Server 6.0   2003 October 2008
    Messaging Server 5.0   2000 April 2003

As you can see, the UCS Suite version number is not always the same as the Messaging Server version number.

See the latest version of Messaging Server:  Oracle Communications Messaging Server Release 8.1 documentation.

See the Release Notes for Messaging Server 8.1 and New and Changed Features in Messaging Server 8.1.

See the Release Notes for Messaging Server 8.0 and New features in Messaging Server 8.0.

Details on compatibility between Communications Suite releases can be found in the following knowledge article: 

Oracle Unified Communications Compatibility Matrix (Doc ID 2225515.1)

Getting the software

Starting with UCS 8, the individual component products are released individually.

You can download the most recent major version, per the table above, from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud:

  • review and accept the notice
  • start typing "Messaging Server". It will auto-complete and show the full name, which start with "Oracle Communications...".
    "Messaging" will find both Instant Messaging and Messaging Server, so be careful to select the right one. 
  • if you want Messaging Server and a listing of the other Communications Suite components, select the DLP version of your choice to add to your cart.
  • if you want just the Messaging Server product itself, select the REL version/components of your choice to add to your cart.
  • select your platform and/or languages for each component and then click Continue.
  • accept the license agreement, and you will see the list of files you can now download.
Alternatively, you can start with the current patch.
You can find the current patch for Messaging Server by going to the Patches & Updates tab in My Oracle Support.
  • in the Patch Search pane, make sure you are on the Search tab
  • click to select "Product or Family (Advanced)" instead of "Number/name or Bug..."
  • in the Product field, type "Messaging Server" and select the correct result from the autocompletion
  • click to pull down the Release selection list and select the appropriate version
  • select the appropriate Platform (Linux x86-64, Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit), or Oracle Solaris on x864-64 (64-bit)
  • select "Exclude superseded patches"
  • click Search
Prior to Messaging Server 8.0, both Sun-style (eg 137204-35) and Oracle-style (eg 21136071, aka ARU) patches were available.
Starting with Messaging Server 8.0, only the Oracle-style (ARU) patches will be available. Instead of the the Sun-style patchadd command on Solaris, now you unzip the file and use the commpkg command found in that zip and do commpkg upgrade (or commpkg install; for new installs).
 

Deployment Planning

The following documents may be useful for deployment planning prior to installation:

Installation

The following links are short-cuts to sections within the full Communications Suite Installation Guide that are specific to Messaging Server:

Upgrading

The upgrade from Messaging Server 6 to Messaging Server 7 cannot always be performed by simply applying a patch but must utilize the Communications Suite Installer. See the following links to determine the best upgrade strategy for your Messaging Server deployment:

Administration

The Messaging Server Administration Guide contains a lot of useful information, here are links to the commonly accessed sections:

 

Customization

Messaging Server no longer ships with a customizable user interface.  For customers that are using the Convergence Web interface see the Convergence Primary Note:

 

Some of the following links are broken. We are still in process of fixing that. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Performance Tuning

Performance tuning is an important part of any Messaging Server deployment.  In this section you'll find links documentation for tuning Messaging Server components as well as the underlying system components that impact Messaging Server performance.

Patches

You can find the current patch for Messaging Server by going to the Patches & Updates tab in My Oracle Support.
  • in the Patch Search pane, make sure you are on the Search tab
  • click to select "Product or Family (Advanced)" instead of "Number/name or Bug..."
  • in the Product field, type "Messaging Server" and select the correct result from the autocompletion
  • click to pull down the Release selection list and select the appropriate version
  • select the appropriate Platform (Linux x86-64, Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit), or Oracle Solaris on x864-64 (64-bit)
  • select "Exclude superseded patches"
  • click Search
Prior to Messaging Server 8.0, both Sun-style (eg 137204-35) and Oracle-style (eg 21136071, aka ARU) patches were available.
Starting with Messaging Server 8.0, only the Oracle-style (ARU) patches will be available. Instead of the the Sun-style patchadd command on Solaris, now you unzip the file and use the commpkg command found in that zip and do commpkg upgrade (or commpkg install; for new installs).

Oracle Communications Messaging Server 8.1

 

Oracle Communications Messaging Server 8.0

 

Oracle Communications Messaging Server 7u5

 

Removed note, the CommsInstaller link no longer goes to the Instant Messaging Server download first. 

Oracle Communications Messaging Server 7u4

 

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In this Document
Details
Actions
 Product Documentation
 Getting Started
 Getting the software
 Deployment Planning
 Installation
 Upgrading
 Administration
 Customization
 Performance Tuning
 Patches
 Oracle Communications Messaging Server 8.1
 Oracle Communications Messaging Server 8.0
 Oracle Communications Messaging Server 7u5
 Oracle Communications Messaging Server 7u4
 Sun JES Messaging Server 6.3
 Sun Java Messaging Server 6.2
 Knowledge Articles
 Troubleshooting
 "How To" Articles
 Problems and Solutions
 Frequently Asked Questions
 Older Versions
Contacts
References

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