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Configure Glassfish for Lightrun

Glassfish is an open source Java application server by Oracle. The domain.xml file contains most of the Oracle GlassFish Server configurations.

To start using Lightrun with a Glassfish server, first add the agent path as a JVM option to the Glassfish java-config block as in this example from lines 165-169 to the domain.xml file, or by any of the other options described below.

When adding the option, insert the relevant values for the parameters as follows:

  • install_dir is the path where the agent is saved
  • glassfish-domain-path is the path to the glassfish project
  • app-name is the name of the Glassfish application
To configure Glassfish for Lightrun

You can add the agent path option with any of these options described here.

  • from the Glassfish Admin panel

    1. Copy the agent path option.


    2. Navigate to the Admin panel (usually at http://localhost:4848

    3. Go to Configurations=> server-config.

    4. Select the JVM Options tab.

    5. Paste the option in the dialog box.

  • from your CLI

    1. Connect to your Glassfish server (usually at http://localhost:4848).

    2. Copy the following, update it based on your configurations and then run the asadmin create-jvm-options command from the terminal:

    asadmin create-jvm-options -agentpath:<install_dir>/agent/<glassfish-domain-path>/applications/<app-name>/WEB-INF/classes/

  • manually from the Glassfish domain.xml file

    1. Copy the agent path option.


    2. Navigate to <glassfish-domain-path>/config/domain.xml

    3. Paste the option in the java-config block of the file and save the changes.


  • This configuration enables the Lightrun agent to run every time the webserver restarts.
  • Glassfish autodeploy (dynamic deployment) does not start a new agent. The agent should be restarted in order to apply new actions.

Last update: May 5, 2021