This section lists the requirements that must be met before installing the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 product.
Complete information about supported operating environments and hardware for GlassFish Server is available in the Oracle GlassFish Server Certification Matrix.
System virtualization is a technology that enables multiple operating system (OS) instances to execute independently on shared hardware. Functionally, software deployed to an OS hosted in a virtualized environment is generally unaware that the underlying platform has been virtualized. Oracle performs testing of its Oracle Java System products on select system virtualization and OS combinations to help validate that the Oracle Java System products continue to function on properly sized and configured virtualized environments as they do on non-virtualized systems.
For information about Oracle support for Oracle Java System products in virtualized environments, see the Oracle GlassFish Server Virtualization Support matrix.
Your temporary directory must have enough free space for the installation of the following software:
Oracle GlassFish Server: 35 MB minimum
Java SDK: 250 MB minimum
You must have seven unused ports available. The installation program automatically detects ports that are in use and suggests currently unused ports for the default settings. The initial default port assignments are listed in the following table. If these default port numbers are in use, the installation program assigns a randomly selected port number from the dynamic port range. The selected port number might not be the next available port number.
Table 1-2 Default Port Assignments for GlassFish Server 3.0.1
If you are using the Solaris 10 operating system, you must apply the appropriate patch for your platform as listed in Table 1-3.
Table 1-3 GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Solaris Patch Requirements
You must also ensure that the Oracle recommended patch cluster is applied. These patches and the patch cluster are available from the SunSolve program web site.
To obtain a patch, click the PatchFinder link and then use the Patch ID field to find the patch.
To obtain a patch cluster, click the Patch Cluster and Patch Bundle Downloads link in the Downloads section, and then the link for recommended patch clusters.
Installation of Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 requires JDK release 6.
The minimum (and certified) version of the JDK software that is required for GlassFish Server depends on the operating system:
For all supported operating systems using the Java JDK, the minimum required version is 1.6.0_20.
For all supported operating systems using the JRockit JDK, the minimum required version is 1.6.0_17.
Complete information about supported JDK versions for GlassFish Server is available in the Oracle GlassFish Server Certification Matrix.
The following binary files that are used with GlassFish Server must come from the JDK software, not the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) software:
To meet this requirement, ensure that the bin directory of the JDK software precedes the bin directory of the JRE software in your path.
All supported configurations of the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 must contain at least one combination of database and driver from the Oracle GlassFish Server Certification Matrix. In addition, GlassFish Server is designed to support connectivity through Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) technology to any additional database management system (DBMS) with a corresponding driver that supports the JDBC API (JDBC driver).
The Oracle GlassFish Server Certification Matrix lists supported browsers and versions.
Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 supports mod_jk 1.2.x, with a minimum of version 1.2.26.