Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 Update 1-9.1 Update 2 Release Notes

Chapter 1 Overview

The Sun JavaTM System Application Server product is a Java EE 5 platform-compatible server for the development and deployment of Java EE applications and Java Web Services. Production use of this server is free of charge. Sun Java System Application Server is free for development, deployment and redistribution. If you are a customer who is interested in redistribution, contact Sun OEM sales for a redistribution license.

The Sun Java System Application Server product greatly simplifies the task of creating and administering Web services applications. It provides superior performance, clustering, and high availability features for scalable services that continue to operate despite software and hardware faults. The Application Server provides a development path for web services that simplifies the development process while providing uniquely flexible growth opportunities.

About These Notes

These Release Notes contain important information available at the time of release of Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 and 9.1 Update 2. Enhancements, known problems, and other late-breaking issues are addressed here. Read this document before you begin using Application Server 9.1 or 9.1 Update 2.

The most up-to-date version of these release notes can be found at the Sun Java System Application Server documentation web site. Check the web site prior to installing and setting up your software and then periodically thereafter to view the most up-to-date release notes and product documentation.

Third-party URLs are referenced in this document and provide additional, related information.

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Release Notes Revision History

This section lists the changes that have been made in these release notes after the initial release of the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 product.

Table 1–1 Release Notes Revision History

Revision Date 


December 2007 

FCS release of the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 product. 

February 2008 

Ubuntu Linux FCS release of the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 product. 

April 2008 

Release of the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 Update 2 product. 

June 2008 

Changed Sun Java Web Server supported to 6.1, 7.0. 

Added System Virtualization Support section. 

November 2008 

Added text on Message Queue version limitations in the Hardware and Software Requirements section. 

Added procedure To Switch to the Supported J2SE Version in the Hardware and Software Requirements section. 

Added Macintosh to Platforms Supported section, for development only. Added Note below the platforms table to explain how to get Mac software. 

Added bug 6740794 to Message Queue Known Issues. 

Updated Known Issue 6516068 to specify Internet Explorer 7.0 in addition to 6.0. 

December 2008 

Added bug 6774663 to Installation Known Issues. 

February 2009 

Updated Supported Platforms to remove Java SE 6 from support for AIX. 

April 2009 

Added bug 6796171 to Installation Known Issues. 

January 2010 

Added text to clarify support for 32–bit and 64–bit platforms. 

Ubuntu Operating System Default Paths

Path variables in the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 documentation set have the following default values in the Ubuntu Linux operating system:

By default, the /usr/bin/asadmin command creates domains in the user-home-directory/glassfishv2/domains directory. For more information, see the asadmin(1) man page.

Accessibility Features

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Related Documentation

Table 1–2 Books in the Application Server Documentation Set

Book Title 


Documentation Center

Application Server documentation topics organized by task and subject. 

Release Notes

Late-breaking information about the software and the documentation. Includes a comprehensive, table-based summary of the supported hardware, operating system, Java Development Kit (JDKTM), and database drivers.

Quick Start Guide

How to get started with the Application Server product. 

Installation Guide

Installing the software and its components. 

Deployment Planning Guide

Evaluating your system needs and enterprise to ensure that you deploy the Application Server in a manner that best suits your site. General issues and concerns that you must be aware of when deploying the server are also discussed. 

Application Deployment Guide

Deployment of applications and application components to the Application Server. Includes information about deployment descriptors. 

Developer’s Guide

Creating and implementing Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE platform) applications intended to run on the Application Server that follow the open Java standards model for Java EE components and APIs. Includes information about developer tools, security, debugging, and creating lifecycle modules. 

Java EE 5 Tutorial

Using Java EE 5 platform technologies and APIs to develop Java EE applications. 

Java WSIT Tutorial

Developing web applications using the Web Service Interoperability Technologies (WSIT). Describes how, when, and why to use the WSIT technologies and the features and options that each technology supports. 

Administration Guide

System administration for the Application Server, including configuration, monitoring, security, resource management, and web services management. 

High Availability Administration Guide

Post-installation configuration and administration instructions for the high-availability database. 

Administration Reference

Editing the Application Server configuration file, domain.xml.

Upgrade and Migration Guide

Upgrading from an older version of Application Server or migrating Java EE applications from competitive application servers. This guide also describes differences between adjacent product releases and configuration options that can result in incompatibility with the product specifications. 

Performance Tuning Guide

Tuning the Application Server to improve performance. 

Troubleshooting Guide

Solving Application Server problems. 

Error Message Reference

Solving Application Server error messages. 

Reference Manual

Utility commands available with the Application Server; written in man page style. Includes the asadmin command line interface.

How to Report Problems and Provide Feedback

If you have problems with Sun Java System Application Server, contact Sun customer support using one of the following mechanisms:

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Additional Sun Resources

Useful information can be found at the following locations: