GlassFish 3 App Server Quick Getting-Started on Linux Ubuntu

September 10th, 2012 by Regaz

The Guide Presents a Step-by-Step Glassfish 3 Application Server Quick Getting-Started for Ubuntu Linux Distro.

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Glassfish and Linux Penguin
  1. Install Glassfish 3.X JEE6 Server

    How-Install GlassFish 3 on Ubuntu
  2. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
  3. Start GlassFish 3 Server
    asadmin start-domain domain1

    If you Changed the Default Domain Name then Adapt Consequently the Command…

    Glassfish Start-Server Little Troubleshooting:

    Try to Locate the asadmin Utility

    which asadmin

    If No Result then:

    1. Search for asadmin with Locate Command
      locate asadmin

      How-to Easy Find/Search Files/Directories/Images on Linux.

      Linux Howto Locate Command
    2. Modify System Variables and Path:
      nano ~/.bashrc


      export GLASSFISH3_HOME=glassfish3
      export PATH=$GLASSFISH3_HOME/bin:$PATH

      Load System Set-Up:

  4. Download the HelloWorld.war Example File

    Java HelloWorld.war Example

    Link to the .war Example for GlassFish Quick-Start Tutorial.

  5. Deploy HelloWorld.war
    sudo asadmin deploy /hello.war
  6. View HelloWorld.war

    On Browser Go To URL:


    Make Correction If you Changed the Default Glassfish Port.

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