It seems there are many books available tell you how to develop software for various JEE application servers. These books are invaluable when you are writing your software components, especially when the technology is new or you are venturing into territory you haven't visited before.
But there comes a time when your development work is done, and you need to go to the next level. You need to integrate your work with external entities like JMS providers. You need to harden the environment and secure it. You need to monitor the application server, watching for resource usage trends and guarding against future failures. You need a book that emphasizes Application Server administration, not component development.
I've just been informed of a new book from Packt Publishing that emphasizes administration of the excellent GlassFish AS. The book, titled "GlassFish Administration", is scheduled for publishing later this month. I read the sample chapter and found it well written, illustrated generously with easy to read diagrams and friendly screenshots.
I hope the rest of the book is as good as the sample chapter. Watch this blog for a full review as soon as the book is available!