The Upgrade tool does not update the runtime binaries of the server. The Upgrade tool upgrades the configuration information and deployed applications of a previously installed server. Before you run the Upgrade tool to upgrade the configuration data, you need to upgrade the runtime binaries. You can upgrade the binaries in one of the following ways:
Use the Enterprise Server file-based installer to install the target application server binaries. You can install in-place (in the same location as your earlier installation) or side-by-side (in a different location). For instructions on how to use the file-based installer, see Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 Installation Guide.
After installing the target application server binaries, run the asupgrade command for Upgrading Configuration, Deployed Applications, and Certificate Databases.
Patches for the Solaris operating system and the Linux operating system are available from the SunSolveSM program site.
This procedure applies to package-based upgrades to Enterprise Server v2.1.1.
Stop all instances, node agents, clusters, and domains in the source application server.
Download the appropriate patch from the SunSolve program site.
The patches are available at the following locations on SunSolve:
On the machine where the application server is installed, log in as root or become superuser.
Apply the patch.
patch-id is the patch. For example, /var/sadm/spool/patch/128640-08-01
Start the server.
Run the asupgrade command for Upgrading Configuration, Deployed Applications, and Certificate Databases.
Then, log in to the Admin Console. You can register your installation of application server with Sun Connection from the Admin Console by clicking Common Tasks -> Registration. For detailed instructions for registering the Enterprise Server with Sun Connection, see TBDlink.