By srinik on Feb 13, 2011
Administration Console (GUI) is one of the tools for application server administrators to configure and monitor the application server. The GlassFish Admin Console needs to provide support for configuration so that user is not limited to the command line interface. The Admin Console is written on top of the JSFTemplating framework, which is a java.net open source project. Since GlassFish v3 has a modular, extensible architecture, the Admin Console needs to solve the pluggability issue, such that any module can plugin to the console, be recognized, and coexist with other Admin Console plugin modules.
The most significant change in the admin console 3.1 is switching from using AMX to REST API for communicating to the server.
New Functionalities Added using REST API:
1. Provision for Creating config under Configurations
2. Added Availability Service and Group Management Service under configs other than server-config
The above support was added in v3.1, as in v2.