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 is an open source application server derived from GlassFish, with an option of 24/7 Enterprise and Migration & Project Support.

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

Payara Server vs GlassFish

FeatureGlassFish 5.xPayara Server
LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source
Release frequencyIrregularQuarterly
Releases in 2017222: 4 community stream, 12 stability stream, 6 feature stream
Patch releasesFor versions < 4.0. only
  • Monthly for support customers
  • Quarterly for community
Security fixesInfrequent
  • Instant emergency & backported fixes for support customers
  • As soon as possible for community
Production supportNoYes
Migration & Project SupportNoYes
Component Upgrades (e.g. Tyrus, Mojarra)IrregularQuarterly
Supported IDEs
  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Eclipse
  • Netbeans
  • IntelliJ IDEA
Caching toolsJCache, 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 supportCompatible with MicroProfile 1.2
Docker supportCommunity providedOfficial images
IBM JDK releaseNoYes (Payara Blue)
HTTP & HTTPS port auto-bindingNoYes (Payara Micro only)
Generate Uber JARNoYes (Payara Micro only)
Production-tuned domain templateNoYes
Upgrade toolYesNo (Coming soon)
Java EE certifiedYesNo
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