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Xuekun Kou

Administer and configure the GlassFish v2 application server
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847196507
Paperback284 pages

About This Book

  • Get GlassFish installed and configured ready for use
  • Integrate GlassFish with popular Open Source products such as Open MQ, Open DS, and Apache Active MQ, and get them working together in a loosely-coupled manner
  • Configure resource types like JDBC, Java Connector Architecture (JCA), JavaMail Sessions, and Custom JNDI supported in GlassFish to simplify resource access and integration
  • Secure, monitor, troubleshoot, and tune your application server instance

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Java EE application developer and architect who builds and deploys Java EE, Ruby on Rails, and other supported applications for the GlassFish Application Server, then this book is for you. This book is also very valuable if you are an administrator responsible for maintaining the GlassFish Server runtime. Basic knowledge of Java EE 5 is assumed but you need not have any previous knowledge of GlassFish. Those who already know the basics of GlassFish will still find this book useful as they will gain knowledge of administration tasks.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Introducing GlassFish
Installing GlassFish
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding the GlassFish Server Architecture
Understanding the architecture of GlassFish
Understanding the GlassFish deployment structure
Understanding the administration infrastructure of GlassFish
Performing administrative tasks
Summary
Chapter 3: Managing Applications on GlassFish
Application management on GlassFish
Application deployment in GlassFish
Application deployment tutorial
Summary
Chapter 4: Configuring Containers and Essential Services
Understanding the GlassFish container architecture
Configuring the web container and HTTP service
Configuring the EJB containers and ORB
Configuring the Application Client Container (ACC)
Summary
Chapter 5: Configuring GlassFish Resources
Working with the naming service
JDBC connection pools and data sources
Connector resources
Configuring JavaMail resources
Custom and external JNDI resources
Summary
Chapter 6: Configuring JMS Resources
JMS support on GlassFish
Getting started with Open MQ
Configuring Open MQ
Configuring ActiveMQ for GlassFish
Summary
Chapter 7: Securing GlassFish
Reviewing essential security concepts
Understanding security features in GlassFish
Configuring authorization for GlassFish
Configuring certificates and secure communication protocols
Additional security concerns in GlassFish
Summary
Chapter 8: Monitoring GlassFish
Monitoring features of GlassFish
Using self management rules
Monitoring GlassFish with other utilities
Summary
Chapter 9: Configuring Clusters and High Availability
Configuring clusters for GlassFish
Configuring load balancers
Configuring high availability
Summary
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting and Tuning GlassFish
Troubleshooting the GlassFish environment
Tuning GlassFish Server for performance
Summary
Chapter 11: Working with GlassFish 3
Introducing GlassFish 3
Administering GlassFish 3
Using the asadmin CLI utility
Working with GlassFish containers
Deploying applications to GlassFish 3
Application deployment tutorial
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Manage the modules you need for the GlassFish server using the GlassFish update tool
  • Deploy and configure the GlassFish server for several common types of applications that do not access a lot of external resources, such as transaction services and mail session components
  • Configure the web and EJB containers in GlassFish to support applications deployed to the GlassFish Server
  • Configure two popular open source JMS service providers, the Open Message Queue (Open MQ) and Apache ActiveMQ, in GlassFish
  • Secure both the GlassFish server and applications deployed to it
  • Get familiar with the utilities used to establish a secure runtime environment for GlassFish
  • Cluster multiple GlassFish server instances to improve throughput and availability
  • Monitor and maintain the GlassFish server runtime using the monitoring features of GlassFish
  • Configure clusters for the GlassFish Server, and use a load balancer to distribute load across the server instances in the cluster
  • Plan and create a production-ready GlassFish Server deployment
  • Benefit from the improvement and significant growth along with new features in GlassFish version 3

In Detail

To build a powerful production environment for your Java EE systems, you need a great application server, and the skills to manage it. This book gives you all that you are looking for.

This book will help you gain the necessary skills to install, configure, tune, and troubleshoot GlassFish so that you can fully unleash its power. It will teach you how to use the GlassFish application server, with a special focus on administration tasks. It presents the GlassFish administrative tasks in a logical sequence, with each chapter focusing on a specific topic.

Starting with installation and moving through configuration, this book takes a careful look at the administration console so that you get a complete understanding of GlassFish and its administrative features. It will help you understand how to deploy Java EE, Ruby on Rails and other supported applications to GlassFish, and how to configure the necessary resources for these applications. You will also learn how to maintain, tune, and troubleshoot your GlassFish server. Also includes a bonus chapter introducing Glassfish v3.

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