Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Add-On Component Development Guide

Delivering an Add-On Component Through Update Tool

If an add-on component is an extension or update to existing installations of GlassFish Server, deliver the component through Update Tool. To deliver an add-on component through Update Tool, create an Image Packaging System (IPS) package to contain the component and add the package to a suitable IPS package repository.

For information about how to create IPS packages, see the IPS best practices document.