Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Administration Guide

About Add-on Components

Enterprise Server is designed to provide its functionality in a modular form so that you can choose to include the functionality that you need and leave out the functionality that is not needed. OSGi modules, also called bundles, provide add-on functionality for your deployed Enterprise Server. You can add or remove an add-on component during runtime, with no need to restart the server.

Over time, new add-on components will be developed and existing components will be modified. Enterprise Server provides a set of image packaging system (IPS) tools for updating software on a deployed server. You can install new or updated add-on components by using the Update Tool in the following ways:

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