GlassFish Server provides a set of image packaging system (IPS) tools for updating software on a deployed GlassFish Server. Typical updates include new releases of GlassFish Server, and new or revised releases of GlassFish Server add-on components or modules.
The Update Tool graphical utility can either be run in the Administration Console, or invoked from the command line by using the updatetool command. You can use either tool to add components. However, to update or remove existing components, you must use the standalone version. Instructions for using the graphical versions of the Update Tool are contained in the Administration Console online help and the standalone Update Tool online help.
The pkg command is the command-line version of Update Tool. Instructions for using the pkg command with add-on components are contained in Chapter 10, Extending and Updating GlassFish Server.
Two distributions are supported for GlassFish Server: the Web Profile and the Full Platform. After installation, you can view the modules on your system by using the graphical Update Tool or the pkg command.
If you chose the Web Profile, you can change to the Full Platform by selecting the comparable Full Platform package in Update Tool. All dependent modules are automatically added.
You can add and delete individual modules from a distribution, but such configurations are not supported.
If you need information on upgrading your domain configuration data to work with a new version of GlassFish Server, see Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Upgrade Guide.