GlassFish to Payara Server 5 Migration Guide

GlassFish to Payara Server 5 Migration Guide

If you’re running GlassFish in your production or development environment and are worried about the lack of support, infrequent application server releases, lack of bug fixes and patches – Payara Server 5 is an ideal solution for you!

Payara Server Enterprise is an open source application server derived from GlassFish,  supporting reliable and secure deployments of Jakarta EE (Java EE) applications in any environment: on premise, in the cloud or hybrid.

Migrating from GlassFish to Payara Server 5 can be a simple and straightforward process, made even simpler with the help of our ‘GlassFish to Payara Server 5 Migration Guide’.

In this detailed, step-by-step guide, you’ll learn:

  • Migrate from GlassFish 3.x to Payara Server 5.x
  • Migrate from GlassFish 4.x to Payara Server 5.x
  • Migrate from GlassFish 3.x to Payara Server 5.x in 2 Steps
  • Migrate from Oracle GlassFish Server Control
  • Advantages of Payara Server 5
  • How to Replace Features of Oracle GlassFish Server Control
  • Features to Consider During or After Migration
  • Known Issues After Migrating
  • Where to Get More Migration Help

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Overall the migration from GlassFish 3 over to Payara Platform 5 was a straightforward process. There was no need for major code rewrites. Setar invested in the Migration & Project Support for help during the migration process and Payara’s engineering team was clearly knowledgeable when answering the support tickets.

I’m enjoying the fact that all my knowledge about GlassFish can now be applied to the usage of Payara Platform. There is no need to put time aside to learn about a different technology, our team can start working with Payara Platform hands on straight away.

Enrick Lopez, lead developer at SETAR NV

Payara Server vs GlassFish

FeatureGlassFish 5.xPayara Server Enterprise 5
LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source
Release frequencyIrregularMonthly
Releases in 2019122: 4 community stream, 12 stability stream, 8 feature stream
Security fixesInfrequent
  • Instant emergency and backported fixes for Payara Enterprise customers
  • As soon as possible for community
Production supportNoYes
Migration & Project SupportNoYes
Component Upgrades (e.g. Tyrus, Mojarra)IrregularAs needed
Supported IDEs
  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Visual Studio Code
Caching toolsNoJCache, Domain Data Grid, Payara Scales (additional cost)
Automatic ClusteringNoYes (via Hazelcast)
Asadmin command recorderNoYes
Slow SQL loggingNoYes
Healthcheck serviceNoYes
Request tracingNoYes
Monitoring loggingNoYes
Microservices distributionNoYes (Payara Micro)
MicroProfile supportNoCompatible with MicroProfile 3.3
Docker supportCommunity providedOfficial images
HTTP & HTTPS port auto-bindingNoYes (Payara Micro only)
Generate Uber JARNoYes (Payara Micro only)
Production-tuned domain templateNoYes
Upgrade toolNoNo (Coming soon)
Jakarta EE CompatibleYesYes
Runs on JDK 11NoYes
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