To use the Common Classloader, copy the JAR and ZIP files into the domain-dir/lib directory or copy the .class files into the domain-dir/lib/classes directory, then restart the server.
Using the Common Classloader makes an application or module accessible to any other application or module across the domain.
For example, this is the recommended way of adding JDBC drivers to the Application Server. For a list of the JDBC drivers currently supported by the Application Server, see the Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Release Notes. For configurations of supported and other drivers, see Configurations for Specific JDBC Drivers.