Ensure that your system meets the requirements listed in Hardware and Software Requirements in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Release Notes.
Also see Known Issues in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Release Notes for known issues related to installation.
Download the desired GlassFish Server 3.0.1 ZIP file.
Change to the directory where you downloaded the ZIP file.
Unzip the file.
Solaris, Linux, and Mac OS X systems:
zip-file-name is the name of the file that you downloaded.
Unzip using your favorite file compression utility.
GlassFish Server 3.0.1 is installed into a new glassfishv3 directory under your current directory.
(Optional) Start GlassFish Server using the instructions in the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Quick Start Guide.
The guide explains how to perform basic tasks such as starting the server, accessing the Administration Console, and deploying a sample application.