Thursday Jan 17, 2013

"GlassFish for Business" Updates - GlassFish 3.1.2 and 2.1.1 Patch Releases

In addition to the Server Control, the other value of Oracle GlassFish Server (compared to the Open Source Edition) is the support and maintenance delivered around the product.

GlassFish for Business keeps track of all the patch releases and now has descriptions up for Oracle GlassFish Server (OGFS) v3.1.2 Patch 4 and Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server (SGFS) v2.1.1 Patch 20.

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You might consider these releases minor but to operations they're the crucial ones - highly compatibles with timely fixes (some of which came as a result of customer escalations).

Some useful links :
My Oracle Support
GlassFish Commercial Offerings from Oracle
"support" tag on TheAquarium
Closed Network Setup

In case you are wondering this has nothing to do with the recent Java security vulnerability. That vulnerability is pretty specific to Java Applets and does not affect GlassFish or Java EE in general. More on that soon...

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).

Monday Jul 04, 2011

"GlassFish for Business" Updates - GlassFish 2.1.1 and 3.0.1 patch releases

In addition to Server Control, the other value of Oracle GlassFish Server (compared to the Open Source Edition) is the support and maintenance delivered around the product.

GlassFish for Business keeps track of all the patch releases and has now descriptions up for GlassFish 2.1.1 Patch 12 and GlassFish 3.0.1 Patch 3.

GlassFish for Business

You might consider these releases as minor but to operations they're the crucial ones - highly compatibles with timely fixes (some of which came as a result of customer escalations).

Some useful links :
My Oracle Support
GlassFish Commercial Offerings from Oracle
"support" tag on TheAquarium
Closed Network Setup

Sunday Aug 30, 2009

Old Tools Never Die - WGet and Access to SunSolve

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Good old tools never die, like wget (and the beam torque wrench!). Gerry Haskins has written an overview on how to (continue to) use wget to access SunSolve repositories (where the For-Fee Patches for GlassFish are stored) now that authentication is enforced.

The short summary is "Use versions 1.10.x and 1.11.1, but not 1.11!", but Gerry gets into more details. You can also look at the Document at SunSolve.

Monday Jan 19, 2009

... Merb into Rails 3, Crossbow, Q-Layer, Open Web Server, Solaris Patches

Here are some recent news that will have an impact on many of our GlassFish users:

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From Ruby-land, news that Merb will merge into Rails 3. This seems a case where combining the two efforts should improve the result. We are also noticing a significant increase in the mindshare around JRuby in all these projects as the quality of JRuby continues to increase. Added - also see the Story at SDTimes.

Crossbow is the Solaris' Network Virtualization architecture and has just been released into OpenSolaris. Crossbow provides "virtualized lanes" that will scale at high performance over many cores; see Sunnay's Introduction and Ben's two posts: Announcement and Experiments. Crossbow is useful for Network Resource Allocation and will have deep implications for our Virtualization offerings - see Michaels' note from 2008 on the topic.

From the cloud computing area, Sun acquires Q-Layer; see the Press Release. Vijay has two relevant posts: an Introduction with several good links and a Terminology Overview; Om (@GigaOm) also writes about the Acquisition. Q-Layer should be a great addition to the xVM family.

We planned it a while ago, announced it in July, and it finally happened! The core of the Sun Web Server (used in places like MLB.com and Sun's own BSC and Sun Forums) is now Open Source - see the announcements from CVR and Jyri. The ancestry of the code goes back to the Netscape Server but it has changed quite a bit; see Jyri's details. Sun Web Server 7.0 U4 is included in OpenSolaris but it is also available separately as part of the Sun Web Stack 1.4 and contains many features that complement the GlassFish Server.

Finally, from Solaris-land, a note that Sun is now doing Stricter Enforcement of the existing Patch Policy. No changes or impact on the situation for Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server patches - see our Sun's GF Enterprise Support.