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Master Note for Oracle Communications Calendar Server for CALDAV Clients (Calendar Server 7 & 8) (Doc ID 1301448.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 19, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Calendar Server - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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This is the Master Note for Oracle Communications Calendar Server for CALDAV Clients (Calendar Server 7) which is a component of the Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite.
The Master Note for the Suite may be found here - Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite Master Note (Doc ID 1297190.1)

Audience

The information contained in this targets product administrators and installers. You can use this information when planning future upgrades and installations.

About Calendar Server 7

Calendar Server 7 is the Oracle next-generation Calendar Server, which is based on the new standard for calendar access called CalDAV.

Calendar Server 7 is a newly designed server and replaces the existing Calendar Server 6.  Calendar Server 7 operates in a very different manner from Calendar Server 6.  Though both servers use the standard iCal format for data, Calendar Server 6 supports only the WCAP protocol for data access, making it usable only with Oracle-supplied clients and connectors. 

Calendar Server 7 supports the standard CalDAV access protocol, which makes it usable with Apple iCal, iPhone, Thunderbird Lightning, and any other CalDAV clients.

Calendar Server 7 U1 added support for "WCAP7", which is supported in Convergence 2.

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Getting Started

Oracle Communications Calendar Server for CALDAV Clients (Calendar Server 7) is bundled as part of Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite 7.

For brevity and accuracy, the "Oracle Communications Calendar Server for CALDAV Clients 7" is referred to as "Calendar Server 7" in the Knowledge documents available on My Oracle Support (MOS).

If you are initially installing Calendar Server 7, the best place to begin is with the Installation Guide and Release Notes.

You should not install Calendar Server 7, original release. (This was available in Communications Suite 7, original).  You should install "Oracle Communications Calendar Server for CALDAV Clients 7 Update 1" from "Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite Version 7 Update 1" (or higher if available).

Note: As of July 23, 2015 former documentation on the wiki can now be found in the Oracle Help Center in PDF format.
Note that wiki pages have been consolidated to one single PDF per product.
For more information, see: What Happened to the Wiki-Based Messaging Server Documentation? (Doc ID 2037418.1)
The most current Calendar documentation can be found at http://docs.oracle.com/en/industries/communications/calendar-server/index.html

Documentation

Calendar 8

Calendar Server 8.0 adds Support for Monitoring.  See the Release Notes for more information.

Calendar 7

What is new in Calendar Server 7.05 may be found here:

Previous Release Documentation:

Deployment Planning

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

For compatibility of various Unified Communications Components, see:

Installation

Quick reference for deploying the whole Unified Communications Suite on a single host for evaluation can be found in the following step-by-step guides:

Other Examples:

Upgrading & Migration

Upgrading consists of choosing an upgrade strategy, then upgrading each of the individual servers using that strategy.  The procedure for upgrading individual servers depends on the version of Calendar Server you are currently running. See the following documentation for more information.

It is recommended that both Calendar 6.3 and Calendar 7 have the latest patches applied prior to migration.  This will help to avoid known migration issues already fixed and aid in troubleshooting any new issues which may arise.
Also note that Calendar Server 6.3 Premier Support ended in Oct 2013.  See the Oracle Lifetime Support policy page for more information. It is recommended to migrate to Calendar 7 for continued support.

Administration

The Calendar Server 7 System Administrator's Guide contains most of the useful information needed.

In addition, the following are the most commonly referenced sections:

Additional Documentation:

Performance Tuning

Patches

See any corresponding Release Notes and Patch ReadMe for What's New, Fixed, or any Special Instructions in each patch and Installing Patches.

Calendar 8 Patches

Calendar 7 Patches

* * IMPORTANT * * Notes Regarding Updating From/To Various Patch Levels. 

NOTE: ALWAYS CONSULT THE LATEST PATCH / VERSION DOCUMENTATION FOR ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AS INFORMATION MAY SOMETIMES CHANGE

Updating to patch -15 (v7.0.4.15.0) Prerequisites & Information

Review the Calendar Server 7.0.4.15.0 Release Notes and take note that
  • GlassFish Server 2.1.1
  • Java 6
are listed under "Deprecated and Removed Components and Features for Calendar Server"

Upgrading to Calendar Server 7.0.4.15.0 requires that you have JAVA SE 7. It is recommended to have latest JAVA 7 update (7u51 or above).
And it requires GlassFish server 3.1.2.x (3.1.2.8 or above).

Failure to meet this requirement causes the Calendar Server patch to fail.

Updating to patch -14 Prerequisites & Information

Patch -14 is included as part of Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite 7 Update 5

Please note that the README and the Documentation for this patch is assuming you are upgrading to Comms Suite 7 Update 5.  If you do not intend to upgrade to Comms Suite 7 Update 5 then, you still need to follow the Calendar 7 upgrade document as instructed.
Please note that installing the comm_dssetup patch is required to make this Calendar patch install successful.
This patch is available in the following platform-specific versions:

118245-25 Solaris sparc
118246-25 Solaris x86
118247-25 Linux

Please also note the MySql changes to charset to be utf8mb4 instead of utf8.

What you need to be aware of:

The documentation for this patch states that you need to be using GlassFish 3, but, if you are not intending to upgrade to Comms Suite 7 Update 5 and if the same Appserver is used for Convergence 2 and CalDav, then, you should remain on Glassfish 2 for now.

Convergence 2 requires using GlassFish 2 and not GlassFish 3, please see the Product Requirements for Comms Suite 7 Update 4 (pdf)

If CalDav is deployed on a different Appserver to Convergence 2, then we recommend you follow the instructions in the upgrade guide to install GlassFish 3.

Please be aware however, that GlassFish 2 is nearing its end of Premier Support at the end of January 2014 and, for this reason, it is encouraged to spend time testing Comms Suite 7 Update 5 using GlassFish 3 to ensure you receive full Support.  Please see the following URL for GlassFish Support: http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/lifetime-support-middleware-069163.pdf
Updating to patch -08 or higher Prerequisites & Information

Patch -08 is Calendar 7 Update 3 which will also be included as part of Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite 7 Update 3

In addition to the Patch Readme, please consult the following documentation BEFORE applying patch -08 or higher:

Review General Guidelines

Troubleshooting

Knowledge Articles

(Note this is not a comprehensive list of all articles)

Bulletin

FAQ

"How To" Articles

Problems and Solutions

Migration Related Issues

Note that some of these issues may require a fix on the Calendar 6.3 side prior to migration.

Forums & Communities

Contacts

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 Getting Started
 Documentation
 Deployment Planning
 Installation
 Upgrading & Migration
 Administration
 Performance Tuning
 Patches
 * * IMPORTANT * * Notes Regarding Updating From/To Various Patch Levels. 
 Review General Guidelines
 Troubleshooting
 Knowledge Articles
 Bulletin
 FAQ
 "How To" Articles
 Problems and Solutions
 Migration Related Issues
 Forums & Communities
Contacts
References

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