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Tool Setup Instructions

EclipseHelios with the GlassFish Server, Version 3.0

If the course you are setting up requires EclipseHelios_GlassFish 3.0, follow these instructions to set it up on the student and instructor machines. If you have questions, please contact your courseware vendor.

First, click the link below and choose one of the Windows download links for Eclipse Helios for Java EE Developers:

Eclipse Helios for Java EE Developers

Unzip the archive to the c:\ root: this will create a tree of files in c:\eclipse.

Run c:\eclipse\eclipse.exe; you'll see the splash screen:

Eclipse splash screen

Then you'll see the a dialog asking you to select a workspace. Just leave the default and click OK.

Eclipse will start and you'll see the full layout of the IDE. Choose File | New | Other ... from the top-level menu. You'll see a dialog box:

New dialog

Choose the Server folder, and under it the Server item, as shown above, and click Next. You'll see a dialog for creating a server profile:

New server dialog

Click the link in the upper-right corner, Download additional server adapters, and a third dialog will appear, with a list of plugins that will be populated over the next few seconds or minutes as Eclipse searches the Internet.

Finding server plugins

Choose Oracle GlassFish Server Tools and Eclipse will react by calculating download size and getting details. When it's done the dialog will look like this:

Choosing GlassFish

Click Next, and see a license agreement:

License agreement

Accept the agreement and click Finish. You'll see this confirmation message:

Confirmation

Click OK, and the installation will begin:

Installation in progress

When the installation completes, all the dialogs will disappear and you'll see the main Eclipse layout once again. Close the application.

To test the installation, run c:\eclipse\eclipse.exe, and again choose the default workspace. You will see a different welcome screen, with a highlighted section about GlassFish at the top:

GlassFish welcome

Again choose File | New | Other ... from the top-level menu, choose Server / Server and click Next.In the new-server dialog, you should now see a new folder GlassFish, with new server options as shown below:

GlassFish server options

You don't need to create the server profile, as our workspaces have one built in. But your Eclipse installation is now ready to support those workspaces! So just cancel out and close Eclipse.