Thursday Dec 15, 2011

Serli does it again! GlassFish VMWare Plugin

You may remember Serli as the company that contributed application versioning to GlassFish 3.1. This time around, their engineers (mainly Fabien Leroy) are at it again with their latest contribution: a VMware plugin for the upcoming GlassFish virtualization feature in addition to the OVM, VirtualBox and KVM plugins that the GlassFish team has been developing.

Virtual clustering in GlassFish 4 : focus on the VMware plugin

On this recent Serli Team blog entry, Fabien discusses the PaaS and dynamic provisioning objectives of the upcoming GlassFish 4.0 and in particular the underlying IaaS Management Service and how it deals with pools of (virtualized) servers. This is where virtualization plugins and their templates come into the picture.

Serli's VMWare plugin targets VMware ESX and ESXi machines and a video linked from the blog entry is available to see it in action.

Tuesday May 25, 2010

GlassFish is Open - Serli Does App Versioning on 3.1

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As already pointed out in this blog post, GlassFish remains as open as ever at all levels and we're happy to report that Serli (a software company based in France) has recently contributed an "application versioning" feature to the ongoing GlassFish 3.1 development work.

This design document has a detailed description of what this is all about and the the feature is implemented in the very first milestone, GlassFish 3.1 Milestone 1 which should be out any time now. The Serli guys are working on a demo demonstrating the value of such a feature. A screencast and an interview should also follow shortly. Update: the screencast is now available here and the podcast interview is here.

For this feature just like for everything else planed for 3.1, you are encouraged to review and comment on the 33 one-pagers (on your favorite one at least) listed on this wiki page. Comments are accepted for another week or so, but of course the earlier the better. Feedback should go ideally be provided on the wiki (see instructions) but replying to the forum or mailing list is quite acceptable.