Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Administration Guide

Initial Configuration Tasks

This section maps the common configuration tasks to the command–line procedures in this guide. In some situations, the resource or service is automatically enabled and your configuration tasks involve adjusting or changing the default settings to suit your specific needs.

The following resources and services frequently require configuration immediately after installation:

System Properties

See Administering System Properties.


The initial domain1 is created during installation. Additional configuration tasks might include such tasks as configuring additional domains or setting up automatic restart. See Chapter 3, Administering Domains.


The initial tasks for configuring the JVM include creating JVM options and profilers. See Chapter 4, Administering the Virtual Machine for the Java Platform.


By default, logging is enabled, so basic logging works without additional configuration. However, you might want to change log levels, property values, or the location of log files. See Chapter 7, Administering the Logging Service.


By default, the monitoring service is enabled. However, monitoring for the individual modules is not enabled, so your first monitoring task is to enable monitoring for the modules that you want to monitor. See Chapter 8, Administering the Monitoring Service.

Life Cycle Modules

See Chapter 9, Administering Life Cycle Modules.

Database Connectivity

The initial tasks involved in configuring GlassFish Server to connect to the Java DB database include creating a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) connection pool, creating a JDBC resource, and integrating a JDBC driver. See Chapter 14, Administering Database Connectivity .

EIS Connectivity

The initial tasks involved in configuring GlassFish Server to connect to an enterprise information system (EIS) include creating a connector connection pool, creating a connector resource, editing a resource adapter configuration, creating a connector security map, creating a connector work security map, and creating an administered object (if needed). See Chapter 15, Administering EIS Connectivity.

Internet Connectivity

The initial tasks involved in making deployed web applications accessible by internet clients include creating HTTP network listeners and virtual servers, and configuring the HTTP listeners for SSL (if needed). See Chapter 16, Administering Internet Connectivity.

Object Request Broker (ORB)

An initial configuration task might involve creating an IIOP listener. See Chapter 17, Administering the Object Request Broker (ORB).

JavaMail Service

An initial configuration task might involve creating a JavaMail resource. See Chapter 18, Administering the JavaMail Service.

Java Message Service (JMS)

Initial configuration tasks might include creating a physical destination, creating connection factories or destination resources, creating a JMS host (if the default JMS host is not adequate), adjusting connection pool settings (if needed), and configuring resource adapters for JMS. See Chapter 19, Administering the Java Message Service (JMS).

JNDI Service

An initial configuration task might involve creating a JNDI resource. See Chapter 20, Administering the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) Service.

Information and instructions for accomplishing the tasks by using the Administration Console are contained in the Administration Console online help.