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GlassFish Administration

By : Xuekun Kou
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GlassFish Administration

By: Xuekun Kou

Overview of this book

To build a powerful production environment for your Java EE systems, you need a great application server, and the skills to manage it. This book gives you all that you are looking for. This book will help you gain the necessary skills to install, configure, tune, and troubleshoot GlassFish so that you can fully unleash its power. It will teach you how to use the GlassFish application server, with a special focus on administration tasks. It presents the GlassFish administrative tasks in a logical sequence, with each chapter focusing on a specific topic. Starting with installation and moving through configuration, this book takes a careful look at the administration console so that you get a complete understanding of GlassFish and its administrative features. It will help you understand how to deploy Java EE, Ruby on Rails and other supported applications to GlassFish, and how to configure the necessary resources for these applications. You will also learn how to maintain, tune, and troubleshoot your GlassFish server. Also includes a bonus chapter introducing Glassfish v3.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
GlassFish Administration
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Troubleshooting the GlassFish environment

Like any other server environment, sometimes, the GlassFish Server environment can go wrong. Errors could come in many different forms. For example, the GlassFish Server may not be able to start if there is port number conflict; or an application may exhibit strange behavior when the server is under heavy load. The official GlassFish troubleshooting guide ( maintains a list of commonly occurred problems, and also provides the solution to them. We strongly recommend that you get familiar with this document.

In our experience, the most difficult issues occur in applications and their configuration. In other words, the GlassFish Server is in a running state, but the deployed applications are not producing desired results. What makes the matter more difficult is that many application or configuration related errors do not surface until they are running under some unexpected circumstances, such as very heavy server...