Sun GlassFishTM Enterprise Server v3 is targeted as the build and runtime environment for the tutorial examples. To build, deploy, and run the examples, you need a copy of the Enterprise Server and, optionally, NetBeans IDE. To obtain the Enterprise Server, you must install the Java EE 6 Software Development Kit (SDK), which you can download from http://java.sun.com/javaee/downloads/. Make sure you download the Java EE 6 SDK, not the Java EE 6 Web Profile SDK.
During the installation of the SDK:
Configure the Enterprise Server administration username and password as anonymous. This is the default setting.
Accept the default port values for the Admin Port (4848) and the HTTP Port (8080).
Allow the installer to download and configure the Update Tool. If you access the Internet through a firewall, provide the proxy host and port.
This tutorial refers to the directory where you install the Enterprise Server as as-install-parent. For example, the default installation directory on Microsoft Windows is C:\glassfishv3, so as-install-parent is C:\glassfishv3. The Enterprise Server itself is installed in as-install, the glassfish directory under as-install-parent. So on Microsoft Windows, as-install is C:\glassfishv3\glassfish.
After you install the Enterprise Server, add the following directories to your PATH to avoid having to specify the full path when you use commands: