Thursday May 02, 2013

Oracle GlassFish Server update

Oracle GlassFish Server is the commercial supported version of GlassFish. It includes, under the GlassFish Server Control umbrella, some added features such as Performance Tunner, Monitoring Scripting Client, the Load Balancer Web Server Plug-in, etc.  In addition, another key value of this offering is obviously Oracle's Commercial Support for GlassFish.

This GlassFish For Business post describes in more details the 3 pacthes that have been released in April 2013:

  • Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.2 Patch 5
  • Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Patch 7
  • GlassFish Load Balancher Plug-in 3.1.2.4

Those patches are available to customers with a valid support contract on the My Oracle Support portal.

Friday Jan 27, 2012

Tab Sweep - GlassFish patch, is PaaS Middleware over IaaS, NetBeans tips, JCP updates, ...

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Recent Tips and News on Java, Java EE 6, GlassFish & more :

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GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 Patch 15 (GlassFish for Business)
PaaS is not Middleware over IaaS (Reza)
Sneak peak at Java EE 7 - Multitenant Examples with EclipseLink (Markus)
Building and testing ADF applications with Maven, JSFUnit, Arquillian and Embedded GlassFish (Dablomatique)
NetBeans 7.1 IDE: Shelve and Un-Shelve Changes (John)
NetBeans 7.1 IDE: Inspect and Transform to JDK 7 (John)
JUG Leaders Conference (The Java blog)
New JSR now open for review (The JCP blog)
JCP EC Updates (The JCP blog)

Monday Dec 19, 2011

Sister blog - GlassFish for Business

While this Aquarium blog is a one-stop-shop for anything GlassFish and Java EE from Oracle and from the community, we also maintain a GlassFish for Business blog for those of you interested in making the most of your GlassFish commercial license.

GlassFish For Business Blog

The most recent post there, "Difference between GlassFish Open Source and Commercial Editions", covers just that - why even acquire an Oracle GlassFish Server license? Is is just the support or is there anything more? (hint: there's more).

Another recent post covers the release of Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1.1 Patch 2, a great example of the value for GlassFish customers - a regular cadence of patch releases.

For those interested in finding out more :
Tech Price List (grep for "GlassFish")
Commercial GlassFish Offerings from Oracle (how fixes are applied to commercial an open source bits)
Oracle GlassFish Server and GlassFish Server Open Source Edition (Free vs. commercial, a blog from last year). Being consistent is a good thing (tm).

Wednesday Jan 26, 2011

GlassFish 3.0.1.2 (Patch 2, using IPS)

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Oracle released earlier this month (Jan 2011) a patch release for its supported customers under the name Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Patch 2.

If you've been following these restricted releases, you may have seen the issues we've had with patch 1 which was actually cancelled. So this is effectively the first patch release for the 3.0 family. The next patch release should come around the April timeframe.

As we've done previously, this patch release is documented on the "GlassFish For Business" blog with patch references for various platforms, the list of bugs fixed and where to actually get the bits. This blog also has background on the Commercial Offerings from Oracle if you are not yet familiar with it.

Installing the update involves accessing support.oracle.com (My Oracle Support) and setting up your IPS update server.