Run the Openfire installer. The application will be installed to c:\Program Files\Openfire by default.
Choose either the RPM or tar.gz build. If using the RPM, run it using your package manager to install Openfire to /opt/openfire:
rpm -ivh openfire_3_0_0.rpm
If using the .tar.gz, extract the archive to /opt or /usr/bin:
tar -xzvf openfire_3_0_0.tar.gz
mv openfire /opt
Note: the .tar.gz build does not contain a bundled Java runtime (JRE). Therefore, you must have JDK or JRE 1.5.0 (Java 5) or later installed on your system. You can check your java version by typing “java -version” at the command line and (if necessary) upgrade your Java installation by visiting http://java.sun.com.
To complete the installation of Openfire, you’ll need to perform each of the following steps:
Database – if you choose to use an external database, you must prepare your database for Openfire.
Setup – Use the built-in web-based setup tool to setup and verify the server configuration.
Admin Console – use the web-based admin tool to manage the server.
This document also includes information on:
Running under Windows
Running under Unix/Linux
Installing and using plugins