Monday Jul 07, 2008

GlassFish for Enterprise

GlassFish has a great adoption from developers, there are 4.5 million downloads in just one year, read the featured article

GlassFish has vibrant community, you can post your questions to user forums

Since there are so many downloads, installations and configurations by the GlassFish community, the GlassFish has gone through various testing on all permutations and combinations of hardware and operating systems. So you would not find basic issues for sure. Also, there is wealth of GlassFish knowledge base online. If you get stuck, just do google “GlassFish issue” , I am almost certain you will get your answers

GlassFish has Enterprise features and is ready for production use, in this blog I am going to give some links on GlassFish enterprise features

You can download GlassFish here, follow quick start guide

You can play with admin console and get yourself comfortable with GlassFish features and you will know how easy to use them, deploy sample applications make changes, redeploy, experiment various deployment options

If you need clustering support, follow these instructions for setup. This is our HA architecture. Kedar also has a nice screencast here.

A great technical article on GlassFish clustering is here

We also have High Availability administration guide

GlassFish has two mechanisms for high availability of session data. The first is in-memory, GlassFish is configured to in-memory by default

If you need 5 9's of availability, please use enterprise bits with HADB support

GlassFish supports Software Loadbalancer and Hardware Loadbalancer

Use the GlassFish Enterprise bits to install loadbalancer plugin, we have automated install and configuration of loadbalancer plugin, here is the documentation

Did I confuse you with GlassFish and GlassFish enterprise bits? I hope not, if I have done, here is the differences in the bits

If you need SSL, yes GlassFish comes with Out-of-box support for SSL, here is how you can use it

Interested in Singe Sign On? yes we do have an answer for it

Looking for some references, our adoption stories can assist you.

Looking for an ISV for GlassFish, yes GlassFish has a very successful Partner Program

If you are going for production, and you need timely support from Sun for your mission critical applications, you can buy commercial support for GlassFish


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Friday Jun 27, 2008

OpenSource and Total Cost Of Ownership


GlassFish application server is Free of Cost for Production Deployments. With very little cost for support, GlassFish application server will bring down Total cost of ownership.

Today Sun Microsystems Releases New GlassFish and MySQL Offering To Provide Customers With Unlimited Deployments of Enterprise Class Application Server and Database Software.

Please read Sriram's blog for more details on OpenSource and Total Cost of Ownership


Tuesday Jun 24, 2008

Configuring Loadbalancer on Apache

Configuring loadbalancer on apache and getting it to work with GlassFish has been a very interesting topic, as well as Most frequently asked question

Smitha has this blog to help users in configuring loadbalancer on apache

The steps are very detailed, with actual commands, so users can just copy/paste for most cases


GlassFish V3 TP2 Refresh is here

GlassFish V3 TP2 Refresh bits are here

Nolan has this informative blog to give easy steps for installation and also some tips,tricks of the trade and trouble shooting information

Its one of our “How To” blog, please check it out.

The blog is written by quality owner of GlassFish V3 installer, his rich experience is reflected in this blog

Sathyan also has a blog on this


Monday Jun 23, 2008

Why GlassFish?

It is a tough choice for companies to decide on a particular software, there are so many competitive products in the market. Open source software is one of the choice, they too offer a great feature set, ease of use and a highly scalable enterprise class softwares

Obviously open source choices they make need to meet the requirements of the organization. There are few questions that haunt them before they make a choice to open source, and please check Sriram's blog on what the GlassFish application server has to offer


Wednesday Jun 18, 2008

OpenPortal on SSL instance of GlassFish

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Trasport Layer Security (TLS) are cryptographic protocols that provide secure layer communication in the internet. The two are refered by the term SSL and are supported by GlassFish.

Ajit has this blog on how to Install OpenPortal 7.2 on SSL instance of GlassFish

GlassFish uses JSSE (Java Secured Socket Extension) for SSL implementation and JKS for keystore.

The steps described in the blog work for GlassFish V2 and GlassFish V3 TP2


Sunday Jun 15, 2008

Security in GlassFish

Jagadesh is our technical expert on Security. He also has great deal of knowledge on SailFin and many other things.

He has this informative blog on security documentation in GlassFish, this could be your one stop on Security in GlassFish

Please post your questions/comments to his blog, he has depth of security knowledge, lets leverage it !


GlassFish V2 Derby and Eclipse IDE

In this pictorial blog, Davis has explained, How to connect to GlassFish V2 Derby from Eclipse IDE

The instructions are very easy to try, since Davis has many screenshots in this blog

Davis also has a very good screencast on connecting GlassFish V3 and NetBeans 6.x

Friday Jun 13, 2008

Zephyr: Test Management

Zephyr is a Test Management company. In Satya's latest blog on Software Quality, he has shared his thoughts on the Zephyr presentation by Samir Shah. This is our entry on the Quality Industry News


Tuesday Jun 10, 2008

Configuring Java2DB with GlassFish

One of the objectives of quality blog is to provide configuration tips, to enable users to deploy their applications quickly.

Ming has an easy way of configuring Java2DB with GlassFish V2, please check his latest blog on it

He has attached his application and the test case to examine the basic datatypes, please download his application and test the basic functionality


Monday Jun 09, 2008

EJB Availability in GlassFish

As you know, GlassFish is Free, Open Source, Production ready, enterprise-quality Java EE 5 application server that offers advanced clustering, centralized administration, and best-in-class performance built by the GlassFish community.

EJB Availability is an enterprise class feature available in GlassFish

Most important thing is, its Zero Configuration to make GlassFish highly available ( Download bits).

In this blog from Vivek , you will see the EJB Availability functionality in action, he is also offering the source code for his sample application, application ear file, steps for end to end application deployment/execution, troubleshooting information and much more. He has nicely explained the configuration details for making your application highly available on a GlassFish cluster


Thursday Jun 05, 2008

GlassFish and Solaris Trusted Extensions

Solaris Trusted Extensions is one of the Most wanted features for enterprise customers, and GlassFish Enterprise customers also have a demand for it.

Jagadesh has the answer to this, Yes! Now we do have a way on How to Configure Solaris Trusted Extensions and run GlassFish Application Server

Trusted Extensions software package is a layered product on top of the Solaris operating system.

Trusted Extensions provides special security features that enable an organization to define and implement a security policy on a Solaris system. A security policy is the set of rules and practices that help protect information and other resources, such as computer hardware, at your site. Typically, security rules handle such issues as who has access to which information or who is allowed to write data to a removable media.

Jagadesh and Shaline have written this informative blog on How to Configure Solaris Trusted Extensions and run GlassFish Application Server


N1SPS Plugin for GlassFish

Sun N1 Service Provisioning System simplifies application life-cycle management by rapidly provisioning business services across heterogeneous environments. Customers can provision the entire software stack, from operating system to application, from a single Web console

The N1SPS Plug-In for Sun Java System Application Server makes it easy to install, configure, and manage application server installations across your enterprise.

Here is one great article on N1SPS Plug-In for Sun Java System Application Server

But One thing to make sure is, please use Package based Sun Java System Application Server bits

There are numerous blogs on N1SPS Plug-In for GlassFish Application Server

Blogs on Application Server N1SPS Plugin:

N1SPS Resources:

Thanks to Sreeni on the tip


Wednesday Jun 04, 2008

Virtualization by Rudolf

Virtualization is the new buzz word of IT world

Lots of companies are moving towards Virtualization, to get benefits of hardware optimization, save energy, secured environment, save money, save lab space etc

Rudolf has the Passion towards Virtualization

He also has a great workshop on Solaris on Amazon EC2


Monday Jun 02, 2008

GlassFish and OpenSolaris

Please check Homer's blog on how to get GlassFish from OpenSolaris

Making things simple and easy to use is Homer's philosophy

Keep visiting his blog page, he will have entries around his theme


Gopal Jorapur


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