Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Administration Guide

How Dotted Names Work for Configuration

After the initial configuration is working, you will continue to manage ongoing configuration for the life of your Enterprise Server installation. You might need to adjust resources to improve productivity, or issues might arise that require settings to be modified or defaults to be reset. In some situations, an asadmin subcommand is provided for updating, such as the update-connector-work-security-map subcommand. However, most updating is done by using the list, get, and set subcommands with dotted names. For detailed information about dotted names, see the dotted-names(5ASC) help page.

Note –

Dotted names also apply to monitoring, but the method is different. For information on using dotted names for monitoring, see How the Monitoring Tree Structure Works.

The general process for working with configuration changes on the command line is as follows:

  1. List the modules for the component of interest.

    The following single mode example uses the | (pipe) character and the grep command to narrow the search:

    asadmin list "*" | grep http | grep listener

    Information similar to the following is returned:
  2. Get the attributes that apply to the module you are interested in.

    The following multimode example gets the attributes and values for http-listener-1:

    asadmin> get* 

    Information similar to the following is returned:

    server.http-service.http-listener.http-listener-1.acceptor-threads = 1
    server.http-service.http-listener.http-listener-1.address =
    server.http-service.http-listener.http-listener-1.blocking-enabled = false
    server.http-service.http-listener.http-listener-1.default-virtual-server = server
    server.http-service.http-listener.http-listener-1.enabled = true
    server.http-service.http-listener.http-listener-1.external-port = = inet = http-listener-1
    server.http-service.http-listener.http-listener-1.port = 8080
    server.http-service.http-listener.http-listener-1.redirect-port = = false
    server.http-service.http-listener.http-listener-1.server-name =
    server.http-service.http-listener.http-listener-1.xpowered-by = true
  3. Modify an attribute by using the set subcommand.

    This example sets the security-enabled attribute of http-listener-1 to true:

    asadmin> set = true