For more information about GlassFish Server installation, see the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 Installation Guide.
The following components are included in the full installation.
GlassFish Server core
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 6
Java EE 6 compliant application server
Other development and deployment tools
GlassFish Server Message Queue software
Java DB database, based on the Derby database from Apache
Load balancer plug-ins for web servers
The NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) bundles the GlassFish edition of the GlassFish Server, so information about this IDE is provided as well.
Locate utility classes and libraries so they can be accessed by the proper class loaders. For more information, see Using the Common Class Loader.
Set up debugging. For more information, see Chapter 3, Debugging Applications.
Configure the Virtual Machine for the Java platform (JVM software). For more information, see Chapter 4, Administering the Virtual Machine for the Java Platform, in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 Administration Guide.