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What's new in Payara Server 164?

14 Nov 2016

Another quarter, another release! After an eventful 2016, November brings with it the final release of the year for Payara Server. This year, we've seen new services like Request Tracing and Health Check added, as well as the Slow SQL logger and SQL Trace Listeners. Revisiting the version of the...

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Working with External Configuration Files in Payara Micro

26 Oct 2016

It is relatively common for applications to need additional configuration files outside of what is provided in Payara Server or Payara Micro. If you are used to using a custom security realm in Payara Server, for example, it may not be immediately clear how you can use the same file with...

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Payara Server & Payara Micro Documentation

03 Oct 2016

We've recently moved the documentation for Payara Server and Payara Micro from its original home in the GitHub project wiki. In doing so, we've altered the structure of the pages and introduced new ways to contribute through the GitBook platform.

 

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Payara Server in Production - Quick Tip

02 Sep 2016

TIP: Don't deploy any apps to the DAS in production!

Why?

As is the case with all my stories, this one began at a customer site. They had an old app they were migrating from GlassFish 3.1.2 to the latest version of Payara Blue. They'd called me in because they wanted to benchmark performance of...

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What's new in Payara Server 163?

16 Aug 2016

As we enter the third quarter of the year, that can only mean one thing: Payara Server 163 is here! With this release, we’ve managed to cram in 44 bug fixes, 34 enhancements, 6 new features and 6 component upgrades. One of these new features is the tech preview of our new Request Tracing...

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Payara Micro - Dynamic Clustering Demo

02 Aug 2016

Take a look at this quick demo to see some of Payara Micro's  dynamic clustering capabilities. I'm running the demo without any extra tools, just Payara Micro itself. To show how Payara Micro dynamically rebalances the cluster, I used JCache and Payara Micro's --autoBindHttp feature.

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Creating a Simple Cluster with Payara Server

30 Jun 2016

GlassFish has traditionally used Project Shoal to power its clusters. Since Shoal is no longer actively maintained, Payara Server intends to replace Shoal with Hazelcast, which has the added benefit of being JCache compliant.

 

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Payara Docker Images - Update

06 Jun 2016

A year ago, we brought you our first Docker images. Today, we have updated them with a few changes and refinements.

 

Payara Docker Images

 

For those already familiar with Docker, here are the key points:

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How to Upgrade Payara Server

02 Jun 2016

Since Payara Server is on a regular and frequent release cycle, we get a lot of questions on how to upgrade to the latest version while maintaining existing domain configurations.

 

The answer to the question of “how do I upgrade?” is always “it depends”, because everyone’s situation is going to...

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Backup & Restore of Payara Server

01 Jun 2016

Recently, I was working with a customer on a production deployment of Payara Server and the topic of disaster recovery and backups arose. It seemed like a useful topic to blog about and share my thoughts with the community.

 

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