Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.2 and 2.1.1 updates

Support and maintenance is one of the added value of Oracle GlassFish Server, the commercial version of GlassFish.

Two GlassFish Patches have been released in July, one for the 3.1.2 version and another for the 2.1.1 version (Java EE 5!). For those who can't move to a more recent version of Java EE, Oracle continue to provide support for the older version of the product, Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1.1 in this case.

This GlassFish For Business post provides more details on those two Patches which are available on the My Oracle Support portal.

Thursday May 13, 2010

Introducing the Oracle GlassFish Server Control

I had missed the new name for the old Sun GlassFish Enterprise Manager - it is now called the Oracle GlassFish Server Control, and we have just published its Data Sheet.  Also in the official Oracle documentation you can find the Data Sheet for Oracle GlassFish Server, as well as the System Requirements and the FAQ.

All these are available from the official product page at Oracle.com. And the pricing is from the Official Price List :)

Added Also see Alexis's post on eDelivery links.

Thursday Dec 24, 2009

Patch 1 for GlassFish v2.1.1 Now Available

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We released GlassFish v2.1.1 at the end of October and last week we released our first commercial patch for it.

Due to how the multiple releases intersect, this patch is also GFv2.1 p7 and SJS AS 9.1U2 p13. GFv2.1.1 p1 addresses 31 new defects since GFv2.1.1.

The patches are delivered in several formats (file and pkg) and became available at SunSolve in December 18th. More details on the release, including the list of bugs addressed, are available at GlassFish For Business, and at SunSolve.

I've also updated the GlassFish v2 Family Overview and created a new entry for a GlassFish v3 Family Overview.

Monday Nov 30, 2009

3-in-1 - Patch 6 for GlassFish v2.1 Now Available

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We released GlassFish v2.1.1 at the end of October. As with GlassFish v2.1, this release played two roles: it was a public, no-fee, release, and it was also a commercial patch for earlier versions in the GlassFish v2 family. GlassFish v2.1.1 is, thus, also GFv2.1 p6 and SJS AS 9.1U2 p12. GFv2.1.1 addresses 121 new defects since the previous patch.

The patches are delivered in several formats (file and pkg) and became available at SunSolve in early December. More details on the release, including the list of bugs addressed, are available at GlassFish For Business, and at SunSolve. I've also updated the GlassFish v2 Family Overview.

Sunday Sep 27, 2009

Patch 5 for GlassFish v2.1 Now Available

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The latest sustaining (for-fee) release of the GlassFish Server is now available: GFv2.1p5 fixes 27 new bugs GFv2.1p5 is also a patch release (p11) for the earlier GFv2U2; collectively all the patch releases in that family addressed 211 bugs.

Sustaining releases are available at the Basic level of Sun GlassFish Portfolio; higher subscription levels entitle different levels of customer support and access to the GlassFish Enterprise Manager

Recall that all our bug fixes also get incorporated into the next public release, in this case GFv2.1.1; patches give our customers the benefits of timely releases and isolated bug fixes; check Sun's GlassFish Support Model for more details.

For visual impact, below is the cumulative list of all the bugs fixed in this patch release since GFv2U2:

1456 1710 1735 2310 2375 2706 2991 3152 3324 3334 3462 3465 3478 3482 3513 3517 3526 3530 3540 3552 3565 3566 3569 3571 3572 3580 3584 3585 3588 3596 3603 3604 3615 3616 3617 3620 3624 3627 3673 3682 3683 3687 3703 3707 3710 3714 3715 3719 3720 3722 3723 3732 3733 3734 3735 3737 3741 3742 3747 3748 3751 3754 3755 3759 3775 3777 3779 3780 3782 3785 3786 3787 3790 3792 3796 3801 3804 3805 3812 3817 3818 3828 3836 3858 3859 3864 3868 3870 3873 3882 3896 3910 3914 3917 3918 3922 3932 3960 3972 3977 3979 3984 3988 3990 3993 3999 4002 4005 4008 4009 4016 4017 4022 4030 4035 4039 4068 4071 4090 4094 4096 4162 4163 4166 4167 4169 4174 4218 4221 4226 4237 4241 4244 4253 4261 4266 4276 4288 4373 4381 4393 4407 4408 4431 4432 4438 4441 4442 4446 4454 4461 4464 4467 4468 4469 4499 4509 4522 4523 4526 4592 4594 4662 4689 4700 4711 4772 4778 4783 4784 4854 4860 4945 4948 4959 4960 4969 4994 4998 5003 5019 5050 5054 5059 5065 5125 5129 5131 5132 5144 5149 5158 5159 5161 5180 5181 5194 5201 5207 5224 5284 5301 5312 5321 5322 5326 5343 5357 5374 5407 5411 5423 5541 5574 5629 5682 5745 5840 6265 6343 6357 6416 6462 6472 6491 6527 6568 6577 6587 6613 6618 6624 6637 6638 6650 6653 6656 6667 6702 6704 6706 6711 6720 6731 6750 6760 6772 6773 6800 6810 6812 6823 6824 6837 6862 6887 6920 6926
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Saturday Sep 26, 2009

Towards GlassFish v3 fcs - Monitoring and New Enterprise Manager Features

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One of the areas that has been improved significantly in GlassFish v3 is monitoring - see Prashanth's Functionality Overview. Most of the functionality is in the core product but some added value features will be part of the next version of the GlassFish Enterprise Manager available through Sun's commercial Sun GlassFish Portfolio.

Two recent posts by Sreeni explain how to use the new functionality to Enable/disable monitoring and attach Btrace-agent and to Create pluggable container-monitoring elements. The new monitoring functionality can also be used with JRuby, as Arun describes in How to monitor a Rails app using asadmin, JavaScript, jConsole, REST.

We are all looking forward towards GlassFish v3 FCS!

Thursday Aug 27, 2009

Patch 4 for GlassFish v2.1 Now Available

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The latest sustaining (for-fee) release of the GlassFish Server is now available: GFv2.1p4 fixes 14 new bugs. GFv2.1p4 is also a patch release (p10) for the earlier GFv2U2; collectively all the patch releases in that family addressed 184 bugs.

Sustaining releases are available at the Basic level of Sun GlassFish Portfolio; higher subscription levels entitle different levels of customer support and access to the GlassFish Enterprise Manager

Recall that all our bug fixes also get incorporated into the next public release, in this case GFv2.1.1; patches give our customers the benefits of timely releases and isolated bug fixes; check Sun's GlassFish Support Model for more details.

Saturday Aug 08, 2009

SNMP Monitoring for GlassFish

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a set of standards for network management, including an application layer protocol, a database schema, and a set of data objects. Since SNMP is very popular in some enterprise deployments the GlassFish Enterprise Manager includes an SNMP Monitoring AddOn for customers of the GlassFish Portfolio.

Formal Documentation includes Release Notes, Installation and QuickStart Guide, and Reference. The software is available through Sunsolve; if you are interested in using it, send a Request for Evaluation. Our future plan is to move to simpler distribution and evaluation mechanism, borrowing the lessons from the WebStack Enterprise Manager.

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The SNMP team has a number of posts on the SNMP monitor:

• Rashewar's Overview of the AddOn.
• Marc Kossa has a nice Set of Examples.
• Sankar on how to Configure SNMP Monitoring.
• Olivier writes about the MIB: J2EE MIB and Browsing the MIB
• Two more from Oliver: Master Agent Integration and Security in SNMP.
• And yet another from Oliver: How to Monitor Different Domains.

Nazrul has an Overview of The GF Enterprise Monitor Offerings that is intended to be up-to-date (I believe Oliver's last post is not yet there).

Thursday Aug 06, 2009

Managing Your Apache Web Server - More on WebStack Enterprise Manager

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Sun's supported (L)AMP distribution, the GlassFish WebStack, was released last week and the team has several new posts on the new Enterprise Monitor for Apache:

• Irfan covers Dashboard and Analytics and Navigation Views and Recent Alerts.
• Jeff has an in-depth post on Monitoring Apache Server with Web Stack
• Brian shows how to apply the tool in The Enterprise Manager and memcached
• Amit shows the tool in action through a (silent) screencast.

Wednesday Jul 29, 2009

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:

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• 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.

Monday Jul 27, 2009

Patch 3 for GlassFish v2.1 Now Available

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Last month we made available the latest sustaining (for-fee) release of the GlassFish Server. GFv2.1p3 fixes 18 new bugs. GFv2.1p3 is also a patch release (p9) for the earlier GFv2U2; collectively all the patch releases in that family addressed 170 bugs.

Sustaining releases are available at the Basic level of Sun GlassFish Portfolio; higher subscription levels entitle different levels of customer support and access to the GlassFish Enterprise Manager

Recall that all our bug fixes also get incorporated into the next public release, in this case GFv2.1.1; patches give our customers the benefits of timely releases and isolated bug fixes; check Sun's GlassFish Support Model for more details.

Tuesday Jul 21, 2009

MySQL Server binaries: one source to rule them all

MySQL Server

If you missed Kaj's announcement in the splashing news commotion at the latest MySQL Conference, then you may be interested to get this information again.

There was a piece of news that should be extremely important for all the users. MySQL server binaries used to be split between Enterprise and Community, and they were released with separate schedules. Not anymore. Starting from April 2009, the MySQL Community and Enterprise editions are built from the same code, and they are released with the same frequency.

There were rumors about the two editions being treated differently. Since we are talking about it, let me assure you that this is not the case. Both editions go through the same tests, and even more so now, since they come from the same tree. Until version 5.0.81, there was a separate tree for Community (with extra features), but now there is only one.

For every bug fix release, both editions are released on the same day.

Another difference that has disappeared is the version number. Previously, even numbers were for Enterprise, odd ones for Community. Now, every version number identifies both the Community and Enterprise edition.

Enjoy the best bits from MySQL. download at will!

Wednesday Oct 01, 2008

OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Launched

OpenSSO Second Life Launch

OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 got off to a flying start yesterday with its launch in Second Life (event replay). The IdentiCat himself, OpenSSO senior product line manager Daniel Raskin, and director of engineering for OpenSSO, Jamie Nelson, were on hand to explain how OpenSSO meets three tough challenges of single sign-on - Web access management, federation and secure Web services.

Daniel and Jamie showed how OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0, known in its last release as Sun Access Manager, adds many new features, as well as being the first commercial release from the open source OpenSSO project. We've covered many of these features here at The Aquarium as they have appeared in OpenSSO; for instance, OpenDS as OpenSSO's embedded configuration store, the Fedlet and identity services.

Back in what passes as the real world, the OpenSSO launch was widely covered by press and analysts - I've listed some of the more interesting articles and quotes over at my blog, Superpatterns.

As Daniel explained in the Second Life presentation, there's plenty more in store for OpenSSO - the focus in upcoming releases will be on areas such as carrier-grade monitoring, yet more work on ease of use, and entitlement management. As always, we'll carry the OpenSSO headlines here at The Aquarium, but if you want to immerse yourself in the OpenSSO river of news, subscribe to Planet OpenSSO.

Saturday May 24, 2008

Java CAPS 6 Almost Out; OpenESB Goes Enterprise

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The code freeze for Java CAPS 6 was this last wednesday, and Fred Marked the Occasion. JavaCAPS 6 uses GlassFish (v2), adds JBI support and incorporates OpenESB elements.

JavaCAPS 6 is the latest in a road towards an Enterprise Quality, Easy-to-Use, OpenSource Integration platform. Check Eric's great History Recap.

The road does not end, though, there are more OpenESB components getting ready and there is Fuji and more beyond that. See my Introduction to these projects and Jason's Detailed Description between JavaCAPS and OpenESB.

Monday Sep 04, 2006

Running Sun Java Enterprise System on the Sun Fire T2000 Server

Sun Fire T2000 Server

Sreekanth Setty from the Performance, Availability and Architecture Engineering group at Sun Microsystems has published a very informative paper on Deploying Sun Java Enterprise System on the Sun Fire T2000 Server using Solaris Containers (PDF).

In the paper, he describes how a system administrator could deploy and tune Sun's Java Enterprise System software on a Sun Fire T2000 using Solaris Zones. The paper also includes results of the JESMark benchmark (that models an employee portal of a large corporation) that was used to test the suggested tuning parameters.