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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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Working with the naming service

A critical component of facilitating resource access is a naming service. A naming service provider, such as a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server allows resources to be registered within a registry, and later discovered and retrieved by a client. The Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) service provides a unified API to access the underlying naming service provider. JNDI provides a naming context as an abstraction of the underlying naming registry.

GlassFish implements a built-in naming environment (known as a naming context). Upon server startup, GlassFish loads all the resource definitions in the configuration file, domain.xml, and registers their names in the naming context. This context object also provides methods for managing the name bindings.

GlassFish provides a JNDI browsing facility in the Admin Console to quickly browse all the entries registered in the naming service. To use this feature, follow these steps:

  • Log on to...