Running GlassFish on JRockit. Today.

ACE Director and frequent blogger on all things Fusion Middleware Markus Eisele was recently wondering when GlassFish would be supported on the JRockit JVM. The answer is easy - GlassFish is supported today on JRockit. This was done as part of the extended platform support effort for the 3.0.1 release back in June 2010.

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In a recent blog entry Markus discusses how to get started and why you would want to try out JRockit as an alternate JVM to the more widely spread HotSpot JVM (hints: Mission Control, Flight Recorder).

The Required JDK Version section of the GlassFish 3.0.1 Release Notes discusses the minimum requirements while the GlassFish 3.0.1 Platform Certification Matrix offers a broader set of supported environments (operating systems, JVM, database drivers and more).

Note that there is no support for GlassFish running on JRockit Virtual Edition for the time being. For those interested in the future of JRockit and more generally JVM's from Oracle, Henrik's post on the future converged JVM strategy has a good set of details.

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