These instructions apply to both first-time installations and to upgrades from
previous versions of JAM and Prolifics. Before beginning the installation, review
the requirements and other pre-installation steps discussed in Chapter -2-.
This chapter discusses the following topics:
Panther is supplied in compressed form on CD-ROM along with a Windows-based
setup program. You can choose to install the client, application server engine, or
web application broker.
After you install the Panther client and/or application server engine on a machine,
you can begin installing the database driver.
Installing a database driver updates your Panther Windows client initialization file
(prol4w32.ini) and, if applicable, your Panther application server file
If your Panther application includes COM components, the technologies which
deploy these components (COM, DCOM, MTS) require database access using
ODBC. You must install the ODBC driver provided by your database vendor.
Support for ODBC databases is built into the Prolifics DLLs.
Because database vendors frequently update database versions, your particular
database version may not be listed in the Panther install program. In this case,
choose the latest version for your Panther database driver installation. Prolifics
provides DLLs for the currently available versions of the following database client
software for Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000:
Microsoft Open Database Connectivity version 2
Microsoft Open Database Connectivity version 3
Oracle Version 7.3 using OCI
Oracle Version 7.3 using Pro*C
Oracle Version 8.0.3 using OCI
Oracle Version 8.0.3 using Pro*C
Oracle Version 8.1.5 using OCI
Oracle Version 8.1.5 using Pro*C
ESQL/C 7.20 TDI
ESQL/C 9.20 (Client SDK 2.20)
Sybase Version 10 using DB-Library
Sybase Version 10 using CT-Library
Sybase Version 11 using DB-Library
Sybase Version 11 using CT-Library
OpenIngres 1.2 (ESQL/C)
MS SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server Version 6
Microsoft SQL Server Version 7
After successfully installing Panther software, there are several post-installation
steps required to start using Panther. Chapter -4- discusses the steps
required to set up licensing and the environment for each of the Panther
components installed, and post-installation issues and troubleshooting tips.