WebStack 1.5 - Your (L)AMP Stack

Sun's LAMP support is assembled from two pieces: the L is from our Linux/GNU Support (see SunSolve entry), while the AMP comes from the GlassFish WebStack, which, in its latest incarnation includes Apache HTTP Server, lighttpd, memcached, MySQL, PHP, Python, Ruby, Squid, Tomcat, GlassFish (v2.1) and Hudson (features).

The inclusion of Hudson is a bit of an opportunistic move (more on that in a bit), the rest comprises a well tested, integrated, optimized, and extended component stack for your new and old Web Apps.

The WebStack can be downloaded here; the bundle includes the WebStack Enterprise Manager, which, unlike the other components, is not free right-to-use but rather is available with an eval license; this is a model like that of the GlassFish Enterprise Manager. The current release supports RHEL, Solaris and OpenSolaris (it is bundled in OpenSolaris); for additional details, check out the Documentation and Discussion Forum.

Check out these posts from the WebStack team:


• Brian's Announcement
• CVR's Announcement and Overview.
• CVR's note on two key properties: Fully Relocatable, and Updatable.
• Jiri on Installation and Overview.
• Sriram on Installing AMP stack within GlassFish Web Stack 1.5.
• Irfan on the Enterprise Manager's Navigation Panel.
• Jeff on Installing via IPS tools.


Note to self: The IPS repository for (most) of the WebStack components is at http://pkg.sun.com/layered/webstack/1/release/linux/en/catalog.shtml - This includes almost everything except Hudson, GF v2.1... and Ruby (still confirming that one)

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on July 31, 2009 at 07:11 AM PDT #

Note the URL above is for Linux. If you are aon a supported platform, http://pkg.sun.com/layered/webstack/1/release will redirect to the right URL.

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on July 31, 2009 at 09:54 AM PDT #

On a related topic, not all the components are available on all platforms. Check the release notes; for example: http://wikis.sun.com/display/WebStack/Sun+GlassFish+Web+Stack+1.5+Release+Notes#SunGlassFishWebStack1.5ReleaseNotes-SunGlassFishWebStackComponents

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on July 31, 2009 at 09:55 AM PDT #

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