Sun GlassFish Communications Server 2.0 Installation Guide


This Installation Guide contains instructions for installing and uninstalling Communications Server.

This preface contains information about and conventions for the entire Sun GlassFishTM Communications Server documentation set.

Sun GlassFish Communications Server Documentation Set

Table P–1 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, JavaTM 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.

Default Paths and File Names

The following table describes the default paths and file names that are used in this book.

Table P–2 Default Paths and File Names



Default Value 


Represents the base installation directory for Communications Server. 

SolarisTM and Linux installations, non-root user:


Solaris and Linux installations, root user: 


Windows, all installations: 



Represents the directory containing all domains. 

All installations: 



Represents the directory for a domain. 

In configuration files, you might see domain-dir represented as follows:




Represents the directory for a server instance. 



Represents the directory containing sample applications.  



Represents the directory containing documentation.  


Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes that are used in this book.

Table P–3 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



A placeholder to be replaced with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized (note that some emphasized items appear bold online) 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Symbol Conventions

The following table explains symbols that might be used in this book.

Table P–4 Symbol Conventions





[ ]

Contains optional arguments and command options. 

ls [-l]

The -l option is not required.

{ | }

Contains a set of choices for a required command option. 

-d {y|n}

The -d option requires that you use either the y argument or the n argument.

${ }

Indicates a variable reference. 


References the value of the com.sun.javaRoot variable.

Joins simultaneous multiple keystrokes. 


Press the Control key while you press the A key. 

Joins consecutive multiple keystrokes. 


Press the Control key, release it, and then press the subsequent keys. 


Indicates menu item selection in a graphical user interface. 

File -> New -> Templates 

From the File menu, choose New. From the New submenu, choose Templates. 

Documentation, Support, and Training

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