How to install Glassfish on a virtual or dedicated server.
Note: # prompt is root and $ prompt is the user prompt
1- Upload JDK bin - preferably Oracle Sun JDK.
(be sure to get 32 or 64 based on what you using for your OS)
# cd /usr/# mkdir java# cd java# wget build.javapipe.net/files/jdk/jdk1.6.0_33-32bit.zip # unzip jdk1.6.0_33-32bit.zip
Note: If unzip does not work then do apt-get install unzip and try again.
2- Create symlink to simplify so that you can create path to it as /usr/java/jdk6
# ln -s jdk1.6.0_33 jdk6
3- Create user and home directory to host your tomcat and set shell to bash
# useradd -d /home/myapp -m myapp# chsh myapp -s /bin/bash
4- Change to user and set JAVA_HOME
# su - myapp $ nano .bashrc
Add the following at the end of the file:
## JAVA_HOME variables JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk6 PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH export JAVA_HOME
5- Save file then run following command to initialize.
$ . .bashrc
$ java -version
You should get this output if it works:
java version "1.6.0_33"Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_33-b04)Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 20.8-b03, mixed mode)
7- Get Glassfish 3
$ wget http://download.java.net/glassfish/3.0.1/release/glassfish-3.0.1.zip
$ unzip glassfish-3.0.1.zip
9- Start up your Glassfish to see if it works
Glassfish comes with domain1 already setup and ready to go. Use this for testing.
$ cd glassfishv3/glassfish/bin/$ ./startserv domain1
Use CTRL-C to cancel
10- Test your installation
Test by opening your browser and going to http://YOURIP:8080 and you should be greeted with the Glassfish welcome page.
You can start your application in the background using nohup:
nohup ./startserv domain1 2>&1 &