This chapter lists a few of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Oracle GlassFishTM Server 3.0.1. For the latest FAQs, see the GlassFish wiki at http://wiki.glassfish.java.net/Wiki.jsp?page=GlassFishFAQIndex.
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Use asadmin list-commands to determine which commands are supported and available for use. For related information, see Appendix A, Subcommands for the asadmin Utility, in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Administration Guide.
Eclipse is a development environment that provides a framework, tools, and runtime for deploying and managing software. The GlassFish plugin for Eclipse provides important changes to better support GlassFish Server and to provide optimal redeployment of web applications. For more information, see the GlassFish Plugins page: https://glassfishplugins.dev.java.net.
See the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Add-On Component Development Guide for complete details.
GlassFish Server has a highly modular architecture that enables you to add new types of containers that handle many application types, not just Java EE. GlassFish Server defines a service provider interface (SPI), which container developers implement. The GlassFish Server framework then invokes the container's implementation of the SPI to detect, deploy, and manage applications of the new type.
Enterprise Server provides an administrative tool called Update Tool that enables you to install updates and add-on components to your existing Enterprise Server installation.
Update Tool can be accessed as a standalone graphical tool from the command line (using the updatetool command from as-install-parent/bin), or as a browser-based graphical tool from the Administration Console (using the Update Tool node). For more information about Update Tool, see Update Tool in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Administration Guide.
To update or remove installed components, you must use the standalone graphical Update Tool, not the Administration Console Update Tool.
A command-line interface is also available for Update Tool. This interface uses the pkg command and enables you to perform most of the tasks provided by the standalone graphical version. For more information about the pkg command, see Chapter 10, Extending GlassFish Server, in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Administration Guide.
Update Tool differs from Upgrade Tool, which is used to migrate the configuration and deployed applications from an earlier version of GlassFish Server to the current version. For more information about Upgrade Tool and upgrading, see the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Upgrade Guide.