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larka06
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I am about to setup a web server for production. I have been playing around with glassfish and reading as much as I can get time to; the question is does anyone think that v3 is ready for production web serving? I am also interested in knowing if it is wise to use netbeans on the same server as my new glassfish? I am hesitant to do so but can not seem to find a reason not to.
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Wolfram Rittmeyer

webtier@javadesktop.org wrote:
> I am about to setup a web server for production. I have been playing around with glassfish and reading as much as I can get time to; the question is does anyone think that v3 is ready for production web serving? I am also interested in knowing if it is wise to use netbeans on the same server as my new glassfish? I am hesitant to do so but can not seem to find a reason not to.
> Thanks

Hi,

this questions are a bit broad to answer. It depends on which type of
app your are deploying. Which deliverables constitue your app, what
other systems you might want to use, what kind of load you expect (on
average and on peak times), if you want to deploy GF only or if you
would like to use a frontdoor Apache and so on.

Generally speaking: Yes. GlassFish is used in various production
environments and fulfills a variety of needs. Depending on your specific
requirements it might be useful to use a Apache as frontdoor webserver
for static content and to consider loadbalancing.

You can find some examples for production usage of GlassFish on this
blog: http://blogs.sun.com/stories/

Regarding Netbeans I am a bit at a loss. Netbeans is a integrated
development environment - which happens to support GlassFish very well.
But it should be used by developers on their development machines. There
is no need for Netbeans to run on a production server.

I also would not deploy directly from Netbeans to your production
server. I personally would create deliverables, test them on systems
resembling your production system as closely as possible and afterwards
deploy these to your production system.

Hope this helps,

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larka06
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I thank you so much for your time Wolfram Rittmeyer. I did leave alot open so thanks on how to narrow things down.
Ok here is the deal I am about to setup a website for a customer who will be delivering some static and some but mostly active content. I do believe that in the near future my customer will want to have a forum of limited source. (restricted forum) I am trying to get involved in Solaris myself and like all that I see so far. I just can't, at the time, devote all the time it would take to get to an educated level. I am thinking, since I have prior experience with apache and linux that I can learn on the fly. There seems to be a lot of info to read. The problem is that I do not know for sure how far this client will actually go so I want to get going on what I have to but, if things are as I see them glassfish will be great in the future. This is what I am trying to prepare for. At present You could say that all I want is a webserver but, I an sure there will be expansion. I have looked at the webstack and at the web space packages but am not sure which direction to go for a starter.
Thank you for your time
Hope to hear from you soon

There will be items for sale as part. MySQL will also be part of the setup. I like the dynamics of java. There will be sort on different keys. There will also be a training program to incorporate into the site.

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Joel Weight

We are currently using Glassfish V2 in development and production on windows
and linux without any real issues, but we don't have a high user load yet.
I have not tried V3, but I'm not sure I would bet my business on "prelude"
software. As for your Netbeans questions, I have to second what Wolfram
said. I would never do development directly on the production server.
Creating an installable deliverable ( .war, .ear, etc. ) and testing that
install on a staging server, then moving on to production server is the best
way to keep yourself out of trouble.

Joel

On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 4:48 PM, wrote:

> I thank you so much for your time Wolfram Rittmeyer. I did leave alot open
> so thanks on how to narrow things down.
> Ok here is the deal I am about to setup a website for a customer who will
> be delivering some static and some but mostly active content. I do believe
> that in the near future my customer will want to have a forum of limited
> source. (restricted forum) I am trying to get involved in Solaris myself
> and like all that I see so far. I just can't, at the time, devote all the
> time it would take to get to an educated level. I am thinking, since I have
> prior experience with apache and linux that I can learn on the fly. There
> seems to be a lot of info to read. The problem is that I do not know for
> sure how far this client will actually go so I want to get going on what I
> have to but, if things are as I see them glassfish will be great in the
> future. This is what I am trying to prepare for. At present You could say
> that all I want is a webserver but, I an sure there will be expansion. I
> have looked at the webstack and at the web space packages but am not sure
> which direction to go for a starter.
> Thank you for your time
> Hope to hear from you soon
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larka06
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I have a separate workstation built just for the switch to Solaris and Glassfish. I was playing around with the idea of using it for both just to experiment, having online only some times when I am able to sit with it. Not going to chance it out of the intranet. About the user load I am not sure yet. A lot of variables are up in the air yet on this one and that is why I thought it a good time to look into my new wants. Wants just not enough time in a day. (chuckle)
Thanks I think I will go with v2 for now on the linux machine.
Thank you Joel Weight.

Wolfram Rittmeyer

v2 is definitely a good choice. I agree with Joel that I would not use
v3 for a production system just yet.

Nevertheless changing to v3 when its final release is out should be
pretty straightforward. And it might be a good fit for your requirements
since your descriptions suggests that you only need the web profile.

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Wolfram Rittmeyer

webtier@javadesktop.org wrote:
> I have a separate workstation built just for the switch to Solaris and Glassfish. I was playing around with the idea of using it for both just to experiment, having online only some times when I am able to sit with it. Not going to chance it out of the intranet. About the user load I am not sure yet. A lot of variables are up in the air yet on this one and that is why I thought it a good time to look into my new wants. Wants just not enough time in a day. (chuckle)
> Thanks I think I will go with v2 for now on the linux machine.
> Thank you Joel Weight.
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