3 steps for successful GlassFish Deployment

There are 3 simple steps for a successful GlassFish enterprise deployment - Download, Register, Subscribe. This blog describes what and why of each step. It particularly highlights the several unique benefits available to you in each step.

Download - The first step for any successful enterprise deployment is to download GlassFish - the best open source Application Server (see What's the big deal about GlassFish ?). You can download, develop and deploy your applications on GlassFish completely FREE. GlassFish Download

The benefits that comes along with download are:

Register - After GlassFish is downloaded and installed, you can easily register your instance by providing an email address. You can register by following these instructions. GlassFish Register

 The registration gives you the following benefits (in addition to the ones available in Download):
  • Access to aggregate contents like tech tips, bugs fixed, latest news and promotions.

Subscribe - Once your application is deployed and you need quality support in maintaining it then it's strongly recommended to buy the subscription. You can purchase the subscription here. GlassFish Subscribe

Here are the unique benefits that comes along with subscription (in addition to the ones available in Register):
  • Ability to escalate bugs for an out of cycle patch or engineering attention
  • Low risk, tested fixes and features for mission critical deployments
  • Enterprise level production support SLA - Standard, Premium or Premium Plus. Ensures 4 hour response for any question for Standard and Live Transfer for Premium and Premium Plus.
  • Indemnification for both parties
  • Live person technical support
  • Proactive to Sun Alerts and Notifications
  • Access to Sun Knowledge Base

The benefits at different steps are also summarized here.

Sun provides support for GlassFish through our distribution Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 (SJSAS 9.1). So if you have already downloaded then go ahead and register. If you have already registered and ready for deployment then download SJSAS 9.1 and buy a subscription. And be confident of your enterprise applications!

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Posted by Arun Gupta's Blog on August 11, 2008 at 03:52 AM PDT #

Hi Arun,

I have installed Sun Java Application Server 9.1 (now Glassfish Enterprise Server) on my production server. Is it mandatory for me to purchase subscription to use it?

I have been using Sun application servers quite a bit in my previous projects, so I have pretty good idea about these, and I am able to handle the configuration and tuning on my own.

I have read the license thoroughly and it seems that the purchase of subscription is optional and is needed only when we need support from Sun. I request you to please clarify on this.

Regards,
Satish.

Posted by Satish on March 31, 2009 at 01:32 AM PDT #

Yep, subscription is optional. However purchasing subscription has multiple benefits:

- GlassFish Enterprise Manager allows you to performance tune your applications and apply the settings in one click
- SNMP monitoring
- Customer-focused team
- Patches and upgrades as defined at: http://blogs.sun.com/glassfishforbusiness/

Posted by Arun Gupta on March 31, 2009 at 02:12 AM PDT #

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