Sun GlassFish Communications Server 1.5 Release Notes

Chapter 1 Overview

Sun GlassFishTM Communications Server adds capabilities of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Servlet technology to Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server.

Sun GlassFish Communications 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.

Sun GlassFish Communications Server is an easy, fast, and industry-leading application server based on JavaTM Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and SIP technology for developing and delivering web applications and web services. Sun GlassFish Communications Server enables you to build SIP applications and converged applications that are JSR 289–complaint. It provides superior performance, clustering, and high availability features for scalable, carrier-grade services that continue to operate despite software and hardware faults.

About These Notes

These Release Notes contain important information available at the time of release of Sun GlassFish Communications Server 1.5. Enhancements, known problems, and other late-breaking issues are addressed here. Read this document before you begin using Communications Server 1.5.

The most up-to-date version of these release notes can be found at the Communications 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.

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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 GlassFish Communications Server product.

Table 1–1 Release Notes Revision History

Revision Date 


January 2009 

FCS release of the Communications Server product. 

February 2009 

Added the following known issues: 6739013, 6207337, 6739013, and 6741572 

May 2009 

Removed extra browser table. Fixed some errors where Communications Server version 1.5 is called version 2.1 

October 2009 

Added bug 6879701 to known issues for administration. 

January 2010 

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

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Related Documentation

Table 1–2 Books in the Communications Server Documentation Set

Book Title 


Documentation Center

Communications 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 Communications Server product. 

Installation Guide

Installing the software and its components. 

Application Deployment Guide

Deployment of applications and application components to the Communications 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 Communications 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 Communications Server, including configuration, monitoring, security, resource management, and web services management. 

High Availability Administration Guide

Setting up clusters, working with node agents, and using load balancers. 

Administration Reference

Editing the Communications Server configuration file, domain.xml.

Performance Tuning Guide

Tuning the Communications Server to improve performance. 

Reference Manual

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

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