Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Update 2 Upgrade and Migration Guide

Application Server Documentation Set

The Application Server documentation set describes deployment planning and system installation. The URL for stand-aloneApplication Server documentation is For an introduction to Application Server, refer to the books in the order in which they are listed in the following table.

Table P–1 Books in the Application Server Documentation Set

Book Title 


Release Notes

Late-breaking information about the software and the documentation. Includes a comprehensive, table-based summary of the supported hardware, operating system, JDK, and JDBC/RDBMS. 

Quick Start Guide

How to get started with the Application Server product. 

Installation Guide

Installing the software and its components. 

Developer’s Guide

Creating and implementing JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM platform) applications intended to run on the Application Server that follow the open Java standards model for J2EE components and APIs. Includes general information about developer tools, security, assembly, deployment, debugging, and creating lifecycle modules.

J2EE 1.4 Tutorial

Using J2EE 1.4 platform technologies and APIs to develop J2EE applications. 

Administration Guide

Configuring, managing, and deploying Application Server subsystems and components from the Administration Console. 

Administration Reference

Editing the Application Server configuration file, domain.xml.

Upgrade and Migration Guide

Migrating your applications to the new Application Server programming model, specifically from Application Server 6.x and 7. This guide also describes differences between adjacent product releases and configuration options that can result in incompatibility with the product specifications. 

Troubleshooting Guide

Solving Application Server problems. 

Error Message Reference

Solving Application Server error messages. 

Reference Manual

Utility commands available with the Application Server; written in man page style. Includes the asadmin command line interface.