Ant is a Java technology-based build tool developed by the Apache Software Foundation (http://ant.apache.org/) and is used to build, package, and deploy the tutorial examples. To run the tutorial examples, you need Ant 1.7.1. If you do not already have Ant 1.7.1, you can install it from the Update Tool that is part of the GlassFish Server.
Start the Update Tool.
Expand the GlassFish Server Open Source Edition node.
Select the Available Add-ons node.
From the list, select the Apache Ant Build Tool check box.
Accept the license agreement.
After installation, Apache Ant appears in the list of installed components. The tool is installed in the as-install-parent/ant directory.
To use the ant command, add as-install/ant/bin to your PATH environment variable.