Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Release Notes

Chapter 1 Overview

The Sun JavaTM System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 product greatly simplifies the task of creating and administering J2EE applications and web services. It provides superior performance, clustering, and high availability features for scalable services that continue to operate despite software and hardware faults.

About These Notes

These Release Notes contain important information available at the time of release of Sun Java System Application Server 8.2. Enhancements, known problems, and other late-breaking issues are addressed here. Read this document before you begin using Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2.

The most up-to-date version of these release notes can be found at the Sun Java System documentation Web site. Check the Web site prior to installing and setting up your software and then periodically thereafter to view the most up-to-date release notes and product documentation.

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Release Notes Revision History

This section lists the changes that have been made in these release notes after the initial release of the Sun Java SystemEnterprise Edition Application Server 8.2 product.

Table 1–1 Release Notes Revision History

Revision Date 


October 2006 

Initial notes for the Beta release of the Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 product. 

February 2007 

Notes for FCS release of the Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 product. 

July 2007 

Added defect 6396045 to known problems for installation. 

August 2007 

Changed platform requirements for WebServer to reflect Solaris and Linux platforms supported for Java ES 5. 

May 2008 

Changed supported Web Servers to 6,0, 6.1, 7.0. 

Added “System Virtualization Support” section. 

July 2009 

Added defect 6860787 to known problems for administration. 

November 2009 

Added defect 6898037 to known problems for upgrade. 

Application Server Documentation Set

The Application Server documentation set describes deployment planning and system installation. The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for stand-alone Application Server documentation is The URL for Sun Java Enterprise System (Java ES) Application Server documentation is For an introduction to Application Server, refer to the books in the order in which they are listed in the following table.

Table 1–2 Books in the Application Server Documentation Set

Book Title 


Release Notes

Late-breaking information about the software and the documentation. Includes a comprehensive, table-based summary of the supported hardware, operating system, Java Development Kit (JDKTM), and database drivers.

Quick Start Guide

How to get started with the Application Server product. 

Installation Guide

Installing the software and its components. 

Deployment Planning Guide

Evaluating your system needs and enterprise to ensure that you deploy the Application Server in a manner that best suits your site. General issues and concerns that you must be aware of when deploying the server are also discussed. 

Developer’s Guide

Creating and implementing Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM platform) applications intended to run on the Application Server that follow the open Java standards model for J2EE components and APIs. Includes information about developer tools, security, debugging, deployment, and creating lifecycle modules.

J2EE 1.4 Tutorial

Using J2EE 1.4 platform technologies and APIs to develop J2EE applications. 

Administration Guide

Configuring, managing, and deploying Application Server subsystems and components from the Administration Console. 

High Availability Administration Guide

Post-installation configuration and administration instructions for the high-availability database. 

Administration Reference

Editing the Application Server configuration file, domain.xml.

Upgrade and Migration Guide

Migrating your applications to the new Application Server programming model, specifically from Application Server 6.x and 7. This guide also describes differences between adjacent product releases and configuration options that can result in incompatibility with the product specifications. 

Performance Tuning Guide

Tuning the Application Server to improve performance. 

Troubleshooting Guide

Solving Application Server problems. 

Error Message Reference

Solving Application Server error messages. 

Reference Manual

Utility commands available with the Application Server; written in man page style. Includes the asadmin command line interface.

Related Documentation

Application Server can be purchased by itself or as a component of Java ES, a software infrastructure that supports enterprise applications distributed across a network or Internet environment. If you purchased Application Server as a component of Java ES, you should be familiar with the system documentation at The URL for all documentation about Java ES and its components is

For other Sun Java System server documentation, go to the following:

Additionally, the following resources might be useful:

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Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

How to Report Problems and Provide Feedback

If you have problems with Sun Java System Application Server, contact Sun customer support using one of the following mechanisms:

Sun Welcomes Your Comments

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