Ensure that your system meets the requirements listed in Hardware and Software Requirements in Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Release Notes. Problems are likely to arise if you attempt to install on a platform that is not supported or on a system that in some other way does not meet release requirements. Also see Known Issues in Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Release Notes for known issues related to installation.
Enterprise Server v3 requires JDKTM release 6. The minimum (and certified) version of the JDK software that is required for Enterprise Server depends on the operating system:
For supported operating systems except Mac OS X, the minimum required version is 1.6.0_17.
For the Mac OS X operating system, the minimum required version is 1.6.0_15.
If necessary, download and install the required JDK software.
On Solaris, Linux, and Windows systems, JDK software is available from the Java SE downloads page.
For Mac OS X systems, Enterprise Server uses the JDK that is part of the Macintosh operating system. If necessary, obtain the required JDK version from the Mac OS X Updates site.