Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Installation Guide

Using GlassFish Server ZIP File Installation

This section describes how to install GlassFish Server 3.0.1 using the multi-platform ZIP file. GlassFish Server is installed by unzipping the file in the installation directory of your choice.

ProcedureTo Install GlassFish Server Using the ZIP File

Before You Begin

Ensure that your system meets the requirements listed in Hardware and Software Requirements in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Release Notes.

Also see Known Issues in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Release Notes for known issues related to installation.

  1. Download the desired GlassFish Server 3.0.1 ZIP file.

    See GlassFish Server Download Locations for a list of download locations. See Table 1–2 for a list of available ZIP files.

  2. Change to the directory where you downloaded the ZIP file.

  3. Unzip the file.

    • Solaris, Linux, and Mac OS X systems:

      unzip zip-file-name

      zip-file-name is the name of the file that you downloaded.

      For example:


    • Windows systems:

      Unzip using your favorite file compression utility.

    GlassFish Server 3.0.1 is installed into a new glassfishv3 directory under your current directory.

  4. (Optional) Start GlassFish Server using the instructions in the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Quick Start Guide.

    The guide explains how to perform basic tasks such as starting the server, accessing the Administration Console, and deploying a sample application.