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Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 Administration Guide
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1.  Overview of GlassFish Server Administration

Default Settings and Locations

Configuration Tasks

Initial Configuration Tasks

How Dotted Names Work for Configuration

Configuration Files

Impact of Configuration Changes

To Determine Whether the DAS or an Instance Requires Restart

Configuration Changes That Require Restart

Dynamic Configuration Changes

Changes That Affect Applications

Administration Tools

Administration Console

asadmin Utility

REST Interfaces

Update Tool

keytool Utility

Java Monitoring and Management Console (JConsole)

Instructions for Administering GlassFish Server

Part I Runtime Administration

2.  General Administration

3.  Administering Domains

4.  Administering the Virtual Machine for the Java Platform

5.  Administering Thread Pools

6.  Administering Web Applications

7.  Administering the Logging Service

8.  Administering the Monitoring Service

9.  Writing and Running JavaScript Clients to Monitor GlassFish Server

10.  Administering Life Cycle Modules

11.  Extending and Updating GlassFish Server

Part II Resources and Services Administration

12.  Administering Database Connectivity

13.  Administering EIS Connectivity

14.  Administering Internet Connectivity

15.  Administering the Object Request Broker (ORB)

16.  Administering the JavaMail Service

17.  Administering the Java Message Service (JMS)

18.  Administering the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) Service

19.  Administering Transactions

Part III Appendixes

A.  Subcommands for the asadmin Utility


Chapter 1

Overview of GlassFish Server Administration

Oracle GlassFish Server provides a server for developing and deploying Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications and web Java Web Services.

As an administrator ofGlassFish Server, your main responsibilities are to establish a secure GlassFish Server environment and to oversee the services, resources, and users that participate in that environment. Your key tasks include configuring resources and services, managing GlassFish Server at runtime, and fixing problems that are associated with the server. You might also be involved in installing software, integrating add-on components, and deploying applications.

The following topics are addressed here: