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Java EE 6 with GlassFish 3 Application Server by David R. Heffelfinger

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Installing GlassFish

We will use the Unix installer to illustrate the installation process. This installer works under Linux, Solaris, and MacOS X. Windows installation is very similar.

Installing GlassFish is an easy process. However, GlassFish assumes some dependencies are present on your system.

Note

NetBeans 6.8 comes bundled with GlassFish 3. By installing the NetBeans Java bundle, GlassFish is automatically installed as well.

GlassFish dependencies

In order to install GlassFish 3, a recent version of the Java Development Kit (JDK) must be installed on your workstation (JDK 1.6 or a newer version required), and the Java executable must be in your system path. The latest JDK can be downloaded from http://java.sun.com/. Please refer to the JDK installation ...

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