Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo integrate a JDBC driver

A JDBC driver translates an application’s JDBC calls into the protocol of the database server.

  1. To integrate the JDBC driver into an administrative domain, do either of the following:

    • Make the driver accessible to the common class loader.

      1. Copy the driver’s JAR and ZIP files into the domain-dir/lib directory or copy its class files into the domain-dir/lib/ext directory.

      2. Restart the domain.

    • Make the driver accessible to the system class loader.

      1. In the Admin Console’s tree view (left pane), select Configurations.

      2. Select the desired configuration (for example, default-config).

      3. Select JVM Settings.

      4. On the JVM Settings page, click the Path Settings tab.

      5. In the Classpath Suffix field, enter the fully-qualified path name for the driver’s JAR file.

      6. Click Save.

      7. Restart the server.