To use JDBC features, you must choose a JDBC driver to work with the Enterprise Server, then you must set up the driver. This section covers these topics:
Supported JDBC drivers are those that have been fully tested by Sun. For a list of the JDBC drivers currently supported by the Enterprise Server, see the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 Release Notes. For configurations of supported and other drivers, see Configurations for Specific JDBC Drivers in Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 Administration Guide.
Because the drivers and databases supported by the Enterprise Server are constantly being updated, and because database vendors continue to upgrade their products, always check with Sun technical support for the latest database support information.
To integrate the JDBC driver into a Enterprise Server domain, copy the JAR files into the domain-dir/lib directory, then restart the server. This makes classes accessible to all applications or modules deployed on servers that share the same configuration. For more information about Enterprise Server class loaders, see Chapter 2, Class Loaders.