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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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Monitoring features of GlassFish

GlassFish provides extensive capabilities for monitoring its runtime environment. The monitoring service of GlassFish can be used to gather detailed statistics of the underlying JVM and application components deployed to GlassFish. The information gathered through monitoring is critical for discovering potential issues, troubleshooting, and performance tuning.

In this section, we first describe the GlassFish monitoring service, and then show you how to start monitoring GlassFish.

Understanding the GlassFish monitoring service

The GlassFish monitoring service monitors most of the main components and services of the server environment. The following list describes their main monitorable properties:

  • JVM Software: The uptime, JVM memory and garbage collection system, and class loading sub system.

  • HTTP Service: The total connections, keep alive connections, file cache status, and the HTTP listener status.

  • JMS Connector Services: The JMS connection factory...