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GlassFish to Payara Server Migration

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 Enterprise 5 is an ideal solution. Payara Server is an open source application server originally derived from GlassFish – supporting reliable and secure deployments of Jakarta EE (Java EE) applications in any environment: on premise, in the cloud or hybrid. To do our part to help advance the Jakarta EE project, Payara Services is a project lead for GlassFish, the Jakarta EE compatible implementation, but we recommend Payara Server Enterprise for your production environments for our included support services, stability, and security.

Migrating from GlassFish to Payara Server 5 can be a simple and straightforward process, made even simpler with the help of our migration resources and step-by-step migration guides:

Migration Planning Stage

Why Migrate to the Payara Platform

Before diving in head first and starting the migration process, you (and the decision makers at your organization) may need more information about the Payara Platform, such as:

  • Embrace modern application architectures (Cloud Native, Containerized, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile)
  • Why Payara Server Enterprise is the best option for production Jakarta EE (Java EE) applications
  • What makes Payara Micro ideal for running Java EE applications in a modern virtualized infrastructure
  • Why 78% of businesses rely on open source software
  • How customer needs drive development of new Payara Platform Enterprise features
  • Cost advantages of the Payara Platform

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GlassFish VS. Payara Server at a Glance

Along with having a more frequent release schedule and increased security and patch releases with Payara Server Enterprise 5, migrating to Payara Server gives you access to many more features and capabilities:

We’ve been working with Payara Server for over a year in full production and so far, the server and support have been really good. Support is very professional and helpful. With Payara Team’s help, we found and resolved most of the issues in application code and server configuration. After looking at GlassFish 4, we considered migration to other Java EE server, until we found Payara Server. Migration from GlassFish 3 to Payara Server was quicker than anticipated. All the knowledge that we gathered from using GlassFish is still usable but now we have a new and more stable server that is regularly updated and patched. Also, new added features are helpful and improve stability and usability of the server. We would recommend Payara Server to anyone who is still on GlassFish, or looking for a new Java EE application server.

Eugen Bozic, MIPS d.o.o.

GlassFish to Payara Server Migration Guides

GlassFish to Payara Server 4 Migration Guide

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

  • Why choose Payara Server?
  • Migrating from GlassFish 3.x
  • Migrating from GlassFish 4.x
  • Working with 3rd-party libraries
  • How to deal with Oracle Commercial Features
  • Post-migration considerations

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GlassFish to Payara Server 5 Migration Guide

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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 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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Migration Tips from the Tech Blog

  • Common Issues with Eclipse GlassFish You Won't Have with Payara Server 21 Sep 2020

    If you're running your applications using Eclipse GlassFish, or one of its older iterations, you may have encountered one of the following common issues that hamper the productivity of your application development and overall server management in some capacity:

  • GlassFish to Payara Server Migration Resources 08 Sep 2020

    Payara Server was created in 2014 as a fully-supported drop-in replacement for GlassFish. As Payara Server developed, its popularity has grown quickly among the community due to an open and responsive development team, a regular release cycle, and the introduction of crucial production enhancements that were never available in GlassFish. Migrating from GlassFish to Payara Server can be simple and straightforward - and we make it even easier with migration guides and a growing library of migration resources.

  • Benefits of Migrating from GlassFish to Payara Server Enterprise 5 07 Aug 2020

    Payara Server Enterprise 5 is a cloud-native middleware application platform supporting mission critical production systems with reliable and secure deployments of Jakarta EE (Java EE) applications on premise, in the cloud, or hybrid environments. If you’ve been running GlassFish in production but are struggling with a lack of support and infrequent application server releases, bug fixes, and patches - or you want to run on JDK 11, you’ll benefit from migrating from GlassFish to Payara Server. 

  • Migrate from GlassFish to Payara Server Enterprise 11 May 2020

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

  • Appriss Overcomes Migration Problems and Delivers Critical Customer-Facing Web Apps with the Confidence of Payara 24/7 Expert Support 09 Aug 2018

    When Appriss tried migrating from GlassFish 3 to Glassfish 4 they encountered problems that prevented a successful migration. Without support from GlassFish, they were simply stuck. Payara engineers assisted Appriss through a Migration & Project Support engagement to resolve all issues and migrate Appriss production GlassFish applications to Payara Server.

  • BMW Group Used Payara Support to Migrate from GlassFish to Payara Server 17 Jun 2018

    Payara® Support provided BMW Group with a smooth migration path from GlassFish to Payara® Server and Java EE 7. Knowing that Payara Services offer a guarantee of 10 years of support for the Payara Server 4.x branch ensures a stable basis for BMW Group’s applications.

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