High availability features such as load balancing and session failover are discussed in detail in the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1-3.1.1 High Availability Administration Guide. This book describes the following features in the following sections:
For information about HTTP session persistence, see Distributed Sessions and Persistence.
For information about checkpointing of the stateful session bean state, see Stateful Session Bean Failover.
For information about failover and load balancing for Java clients, see Chapter 10, Developing Java Clients.
For information about load balancing for message-driven beans, see Load-Balanced Message Inflow.