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Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 Add-On Component Development Guide
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1.   Introduction to the Development Environment for GlassFish Server Add-On Components

2.  Writing HK2 Components

3.  Extending the Administration Console

4.  Extending the asadmin Utility

5.  Adding Monitoring Capabilities

6.  Adding Configuration Data for a Component

7.  Adding Container Capabilities

8.  Creating a Session Persistence Module

9.  Packaging, Integrating, and Delivering an Add-On Component

Packaging an Add-On Component

Integrating an Add-On Component With GlassFish Server

Delivering an Add-On Component Through Update Tool

A.  Integration Point Reference


Packaging an Add-On Component

To enable an add-on component to plug in to the GlassFish Server kernel in the same way as other components, package the component as an OSGi bundle.

A bundle is the unit of deployment in the OSGi module management subsystem. To package a component as an OSGi bundle, package the component's constituent files in a Java archive (JAR) file with appropriate manifest entries. The manifest entries provide information about the component that is required to enable the component to be plugged into the GlassFish Server kernel, such as: