Enterprise Java

Configuring the GlassFish Server in Eclipse

GlassFish Server is an open-source application server designed to facilitate the development and deployment of Java Enterprise applications. Additionally, it offers comprehensive support for web containers, load balancing, and an intuitive administrative console for streamlined configuration and management tasks. Let us delve into the Eclipse Glassfish setup to ensure a seamless integration.

1. Setting up GlassFish Server in Eclipse IDE

Eclipse IDE provides seamless integration with GlassFish Server, which allows for easy development and deployment of Java EE applications. Follow these steps to set up GlassFish Server in Eclipse:

1.1 Download GlassFish Server

First, download the GlassFish Server from the official website here. Choose the appropriate version based on your requirements and operating system.

1.2 Install GlassFish Server

Once the download is complete, unzip the downloaded file to a location on your computer.

1.3 Launch Eclipse IDE

If you haven’t already, download and install Eclipse IDE from the official website here. Launch Eclipse IDE once the installation is complete.

1.4 Install GlassFish Tools

In Eclipse, go to Help > Eclipse Marketplace. Search for “GlassFish Tools” and install the plugin.

Eclipse Glassfish setup
Fig. 1: Installing the plugin

1.5 Configure GlassFish Server in Eclipse

  • Go to Window > Preferences > Server > Runtime Environments.
  • Click Add.
  • Select GlassFish from the list of server types and click Next.
  • Click Browse and navigate to the directory where you installed GlassFish Server.
  • Select the GlassFish installation directory and click Finish.

1.6 Create a New Server in Eclipse

  • Right-click in the Servers view and select New > Server.
  • Select GlassFish as the server type and click Next.
  • Select the GlassFish version you installed and click Next.
  • Choose the directory where GlassFish is installed and click Finish.

1.7 Deploying a Java EE Application

To deploy a Java EE application to GlassFish Server in Eclipse:

  • Right-click on your project and select Run As > Run on Server.
  • Select the GlassFish Server you configured and click Finish.

2. Conclusion

Congratulations! You have successfully set up GlassFish Server in Eclipse IDE. You can now develop and deploy Java EE applications seamlessly. For more information and troubleshooting tips, refer to the official documentation.

Yatin Batra

An experience full-stack engineer well versed with Core Java, Spring/Springboot, MVC, Security, AOP, Frontend (Angular & React), and cloud technologies (such as AWS, GCP, Jenkins, Docker, K8).
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