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Stupid Configuration Documentation

I'm trying to find out how to get iPlanet to use a JVM that's not the default JVM because I'd like to see what happens on a test port to our app if I upgrade from 1.3 to 1.4 before I actually make a system-wide change. I was hoping that there would be a simple place to specify the path to the JVM, but if there is such a simple place, I haven't seen it yet. So, off to the web I go looking for documentation. I found the iPlanet Web Server, Enterprise Edition Programmer's Guide to Servlets: Appendix C JVM Configuration, which hasn't solved my problem, but did offer the following information about setting additional JVM settings:
However, if you need to specify settings for the JVM, such as additional classpath information, you can configure the JVM properties for iPlanet Web Server via the Administrator interface. You can add as many other properties as you want to (up to 64).
So, which is it -- can I add as many other properties as I want to, or am I limited to 64? They could have completely left out that part about "as many other properties as you want."

I am amused.


Aug. 25th, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
Agreed that it's a PITA. I tried to use the mess that we're having to deal with for this as an excuse to finally upgrade to Apache/Tomcat. Management isn't buying it yet.

And, yes, I eventually found the JVM path configuration under "Global Settings." Unfortunately, that's not acceptable because we are using iPlanet to serve about a dozen different instances of the app. (It's a dev environment and each developer gets their own instance.) I only want to upgrade the JVM path for one of those instances, but changing it under "Global Settings" will screw up the environment for all my coworkers (which is tempting, but...).

Instead, we're going to install an entire separate instance of iPlanet on the box and I'll play around there.

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