Sun Java System Application Server (Application Server) provides a J2EE-compatible platform for developing and deploying application services and web services. Application Server provides the infrastructure services for interaction between tightly coupled distributed components, including remote method invocation and other runtime services.
The Java ES installer provides Application Server as a single installable component. If needed, the following Application Server subcomponents can be installed separately:
Domain Administration Server. Provides server-side administration functions, such as managing and configuring Application Server and deploying J2EE components and applications.
Application Server Administration Client. Provides graphical administration clients that allow you to manage and configure Application Server installations and hosted applications. The Administration Client also assists with deploying applications.
Command Line Administration Tool. Provides command-line administration clients that allow you to manage and configure Application Server installations and hosted applications. The tool also assists with deploying applications.
Load Balancing Plug-in.
PointBase. Provides an embedded database that can be used for persistence operations.