Installation for GlassFish


  • GlassFish 3.1.2 (GlassFish 4 is NOT supported at this time)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 1 CPU
  • JDK – refer to 3.1.2 Certification Matrix

GlassFish Setup

If FlexDeploy is being installed for first time, setup GlassFish server and Data Source as explained in following steps. 

Install GlassFish

./ -j $JAVA_HOME

  • Follow the install dialog to complete the base GlassFish install
    • When prompted, recommend setting DOMAIN NAME to fddomain

Install ADF Essentials

  • Download the ADF Essentials 12.1.3 from this link -
  • Unzip the file to a temporary location: unzip -j -d /oracle/adf
  • Copy all of the files from /oracle/adf to the $GLASSFISH_HOME/glassfish/domains/$DOMAINNAME/lib directory.
  • From the extracted zip directory, navigate to the GlassFish directory and locate these directories:
    • lib
    • modules
  • Copy the files (do not copy the lib folder itself) in the lib directory to $GLASSFISH_HOME/glassfish/domains/$DOMAINNAME/lib
  • Copy the files (do not copy the modules folder itself) in modules directory to $GLASSFISH_HOME/glassfish/modules

Configure GlassFish Server

  • Start glassfish:
  • cd $GLASSFISH_HOME/glassfish/bin
  • asadmin
  • start-domain $DOMAIN_NAME
  • Set GLASSFISH_HOME to the install location of glassfish
  • Set DOMAIN_NAME to the name of your domain (like fddomain)
  • Login into GlassFish Administration Console (http://hostname:4848)
  • Create Data Source
  • Go to Resources – JDBC - JDBC Connection Pools
    • Set following values, then next
    • Pool Name: FlexDBDSPool
    • Resource Type: javax.sql.DataSource
    • Database Driver Vendor: Oracle
    • Scroll down to properties
    • Set the following values, then Save
    • Name: URL   Value: <jdbc URL for database>
    • Name: user   Value: fd_admin
    • Name: password   Value: <password for fd_admin>
    • Go to General tab and then Save
  • Go to Resources – JDBC - JDBC Resources
    • Set following values, then Save
    • JNDI Name: jdbc/flexdbDS
    • Pool Name: FlexDBDSPool
  • Add the following options JVM arguments on the server (click on Configurations, server-config, JVM Settings, JVM Options)


Please make sure to modify the arguments for Server working directory (-Dflexagon.fd.install.root) and Artifacts repository (-Dflexagon.fd.repository.root) as per your installation.

  • Setup Logger Configurations.
    • From the extracted zip directory, navigate to the GlassFish directory and locate this file:
    • FDGlassFishLogFormatter.jar
    • Copy the FDGlassFishLogFormatter.jar to the lib sub-directory of the domain.

EAR installation

From the extracted directory, navigate to the GlassFish directory. The ear will be located in this directory. 
Install the EAR:

    • Login into GlassFish Administration Console
      • http://<hostname>:4848
    • Click on Applications.
    If FlexDeploy_GlassFish_[version] is already installed.
      • Select the FlexDeploy_GlassFish_[version].
      • Click on Undeploy and click on OK.
    • Click on Applications and then click Deploy.
    • Click on Choose File.
    • Find your downloaded EAR file and select it.
      • Click OK, EAR will be installed.
      Recycle the GlassFish server.
      • Go to server (Admin Server).
      • Click Restart and OK.