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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
About the Author
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Understanding the architecture of GlassFish

Over time, GlassFish has evolved into a server platform that is much more than the reference implementation of the Java EE specifications. It is now a highly configurable server that is capable of delivering high quality of service. Now, let's understand the main components of GlassFish, and how they are organized to provide a complete server environment. As we see in this section, depending on the usage profile being used, the architecture of GlassFish varies slightly.

GlassFish architecture with the developer profile

If you followed the installation instructions provided in Chapter 1, Getting Started, then the GlassFish Server was installed with the developer profile. The developer profile of GlassFish is very light, and its architecture is illustrated in the following figure. Now let's get familiar with the two essential components of GlassFish, the server instance and the administrative domain, shown in the following figure.

Server instances...