sets the values of configurable attributes


set [--help] attribute-name=value


The set subcommand uses dotted names to modify the values of one or more configurable attributes.

Attributes from the monitoring hierarchy are read-only, but configuration attributes can be modified. You can use the list(1) subcommand to display the dotted names that represent individual server components and subsystems. For example, a dotted name might be server.applications.web-module. After you discover the particular component or subsystem, you can then use the get subcommand to access the attributes. For more detailed information on dotted names, see the dotted-names(5ASC) help page.


Characters that have special meaning to the shell or command interpreter, such as * (asterisk), should be quoted or escaped as appropriate to the shell, for example, by enclosing the argument in quotes. In multimode, quotes are needed only for arguments that include spaces, quotes, or backslash.

By modifying attributes, you can enable and disable services, and customize how an existing element functions. An asadmin subcommand is provided to update some elements. For example, update-password-alias. However, to update other elements, you must use the set command. For example, you create a JDBC connection pool by using the create-jdbc-connection-pool subcommand. To change attribute settings later, you use the set command.

Any change made by using the asadmin utility subcommands or the Administration Console are automatically applied to the associated GlassFish Server configuration file.



Displays the help text for the subcommand.



Identifies the full dotted name of the attribute name and its value.


Example 1   Setting a JDBC Connection Pool Attribute

This example changes the steady pool size of the DerbyPool connection pool to 9.

asadmin> set resources.jdbc-connection-pool.DerbyPool.steady-pool-size=9
Command set executed successfully.
Example 2   Enabling the Monitoring Service for a Monitorable Object

This example enables monitoring for the JVM.

asadmin> set server.monitoring-service.module-monitoring-levels.jvm=HIGH
Command set executed successfully.
Example 3   Turning on Automatic Recovery for the Transaction Service

This example turns on automatic recovery for the transaction service.

asadmin> set server.transaction-service.automatic-recovery=true
Command set executed successfully.

Exit Status


subcommand executed successfully


error in executing the subcommand

See Also

get(1), list(1)



Oracle GlassFish Server Administration Guide