Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 SDK - Installation Instructions

 

These installation instructions describe how to install Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 SDK and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 Web Profile SDK. The following topics are discussed:


Distributions and Their Components

The following distributions are available and include the components listed:

  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 (Java EE 8) SDK

    • GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0
    • Your First Cup: An Introduction to the Java EE Platform
    • Java EE 8 Tutorial
    • Java EE 8 Samples
    • Java EE 8 API Documentation
       
  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 (Java EE 8) Web Profile SDK8

    • GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0 Web Profile
    • Your First Cup: An Introduction to the Java EE Platform
    • Java EE 8 Tutorial
    • Java EE 8 Samples
    • Java EE 8 API Documentation

Visit the Java EE 8 SDK Downloads page for more information about each distribution.

Installing the Software

Requirements

Java EE 8 SDK distributions require JDK 8 Update 144 or higher. Oracle recommends using the latest JDK that is available. Please note: Java SE 9 is not supported at this time.

Ensure that the required JDK software is installed on your system and that the JAVA_HOME environment variable points to the JDK installation directory, not the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) software.

Please refer to the Installation Guide for GlassFish Server, OSE for additional details regarding installation of GlassFish, the Java EE Reference Implementation.

To Install the Software

The following procedure describes how to install the SDK distributions using the ZIP file.

  1. Download the distribution file for your platform from the Java EE 8 SDK Downloads page.
     
  2. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the file.
     
  3. Unzip the file.

    • Solaris, Linux, and Mac OS X systems:   unzip zip-file-name
       
    • Windows systems: Unzip using your favorite file compression utility.
       

The Java EE 8 SDK or Java EE 8 Web Profile SDK is extracted into a new glassfish5 directory under your current directory.

Next Steps and Resources

The following resources in the Java EE 8 SDK and Java EE 8 Web Profile SDK will help you get started with Java EE 8.

  • Your First Cup: An Introduction to the Java EE Platform provides a short tutorial for beginning Java EE programmers that shows how to develop a simple enterprise application from scratch. The sample application consists of four main components: a JAX-RS RESTful web service, an enterprise bean, a Java Persistence API entity, and a web application created with JavaServer Faces Facelets technology.
  • The Java EE 8 Tutorial is a guide to developing enterprise applications for GlassFish Server. The tutorial includes working examples and instructions for creating applications with new and updated Java EE 8 technologies, including Java API for WebSocket, Java API for JSON Processing, Batch Applications for the Java Platform, Concurrency Utilities for Java EE, Java Message Service, Java Servlets, JavaServer Faces, RESTful Web Services, Enterprise JavaBeans, Java Persistence API, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE, and more. The tutorial is also available through Update Tool.
  • Java EE 8 Samples demonstrate Java EE 8 technologies and help you learn more about them. After installation, Samples are located in the install-dir/glassfish/samples/javaee8 directory. See the index.html file in that location for more information about the samples.
  • Java EE 8 API Documentation provides API reference documentation for the packages and related APIs that make up the Java EE 8 platform. This documentation is generated from the source code by the Javadoc tool. After installation, the bundled API documentation can be accessed from install-dir/glassfish/docs/api/index.html.

The following resources will help you get started with GlassFish Server Open Source Edition and make the most of its capabilities.

  • Quick Start Guide helps you become familiar with GlassFish Server Open Source Edition and explains how to perform basic tasks such as starting the server, accessing the Administration Console, and deploying a sample application. The guide pertains to both GlassFish Server Open Source Edition and GlassFish Server Open Source Edition Web Profile.

  • GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0 Release Notes provide the latest information about GlassFish Server Open Source Edition, including what's new, known issues, and pointers to additional resources.

  • Product Documentation provides detailed information about GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0.

Uninstalling the Software

Before you uninstall the software, make sure you have stopped all domains and other related processes, including command prompts using the installation directory or its subdirectories, and any applications using Java SE files.

To stop domains, use the asadmin stop-domain command. For more information about this command, see the GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0 Reference Manual.

If orphaned processes remain, identify and terminate the processes as follows:

  • Solaris, Linux, and Mac OS X systems:

    Use the ps -ef command and terminate the processes using the kill command.
  • Windows systems:

    Use the Task Manager and terminate the processes using the End Task or End Process buttons.

To Uninstall the Software

  1. Delete the installation directory.
     
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