Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 Administration Guide

Command-line Interface (asadmin Utility)

The asadmin utility is a command-line interface for the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server. Use the asadmin utility and the commands associated with it to perform the same set of administrative tasks offered by the Admin Console. The default installation root directory on Solaris is /opt/SUNWappserver.

To start the asadmin utility, go to the as-install/bin directory and enter:

$ ./asadmin

To list the commands available within asadmin:

asadmin> help

It is also possible to issue an asadmin command at the shell’s command prompt:

$ asadmin help

To view a command’s syntax and examples, type help followed by the command name. For example:

asadmin> help create-jdbc-resource

The asadmin help information for a given command displays the UNIX man page of the command. These man pages are also available in HTML and PDF format in the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1.1 Reference Manual.