Note - It is not possible to specify any GlassFish Server configuration options during a ZIP file installation. Any configuration changes, such as creating domains, clusters, and server instances, must be made manually after installation. If you prefer to make such changes during the GlassFish Server installation process, or if you prefer to use the GUI-based installation wizard, follow the instructions in Installing GlassFish Server From a Self-Extracting Bundle.
Before You Begin
Ensure that your system meets the requirements listed in Hardware and Software Requirements in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1-3.1.1 Release Notes.
Also see Known Issues in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1-3.1.1 Release Notes for known issues related to installation.
Solaris, Linux, and Mac OS X systems:
zip-file-name is the name of the file that you downloaded.
Unzip using your favorite file compression utility.
GlassFish Server 3.1 is extracted into a new glassfish3 directory under your current directory. This glassfish3 directory is referred to throughout the GlassFish Server documentation set as as-install-parent.
The guide explains how to perform basic tasks such as starting the server, accessing the Administration Console, and deploying a sample application.