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
GlassFish Problems? Try This
If you’re running GlassFish in production it’s likely you are facing challenges:
- GlassFish doesn’t offer automation assistance for Server Configuration
- GlassFish doesn’t include an internal monitoring system for real time metrics browsing
- GlassFish doesn’t have supported Docker Images
- GlassFish is lacking critical server event alerts and notifiers
- GlassFish is lacking some modern security standards
Download our eBook to see if you recognize the common problems people experience with GlassFish in their production environments and learn how Payara Platform overcomes them.
GlassFish 5 VS. Payara Server 5 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
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 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
Migration Tips from the Tech Blog
Are GlassFish and Payara Server the Same? 16 Jun 2021
When commercial support for GlassFish ended in 2014, Payara Server was created from the open source code as a fully supported drop-in replacement for GlassFish. Payara Services was born in 2016 to offer support solutions for Payara Server. By 2017, Payara Services had joined The Eclipse Foundation and the Payara Platform expanded to include Payara Micro and comprehensive commercial support options for development projects, in-production support, and consultancy solutions. New product features and the development of the Payara Platform evolves and is improved upon with each monthly release, and while the application server was originally derived from GlassFish and shares many similarities - the two products are not the same.
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.
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.
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.