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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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Monitoring GlassFish with other utilities

As the monitoring service's capabilities are built based on JMX and J2EE management standards, many tools, both open source and proprietary, can be used to further monitor GlassFish. In this section, we first introduce the JConsole utility bundled with the JDK software since version 5.0, and show you how JConsole can be used to monitor GlassFish. We then discuss the monitoring and management tool suits (called the GlassFish Enterprise Manager) provided by Sun to customers who purchased the commercial support for GlassFish. Finally, we briefly discuss how to use other tools to monitor GlassFish.

Monitoring GlassFish using JConsole

The Java Monitoring and Management Console (JConsole) is a utility bundled with the JDK software since version 5.0. It provides a GUI-based client that is capable of monitoring and managing JMX-based remote systems, such as GlassFish. Some of the monitoring capabilities it provides are as follows:

  • Low memory detection

  • Garbage...