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Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1-3.1.1 High Availability Administration Guide
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1.  High Availability in GlassFish Server

2.  Setting Up SSH for Centralized Administration

3.  Administering GlassFish Server Nodes

4.  Administering GlassFish Server Clusters

5.  Administering GlassFish Server Instances

6.  Administering Named Configurations

7.  Configuring Web Servers for HTTP Load Balancing

Supported Operating Systems and Web Servers

Configuring Oracle iPlanet Web Server

To Set up the HTTP Load Balancer in SSL Mode for Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7

Configuring Apache HTTP Server

Configuring Apache Before Installing the GlassFish Loadbalancer Plug-In

To Build and Install Apache With SSL Support

To Create a Security Certificate for Apache

Configuring Apache After Installing the GlassFish Loadbalancer Plug-In

Configuring Security Files to Work With the Load Balancer

Providing Access Permissions to Apache User

Loadbalancer Plug-In Initialization

Modifying Directory Access Permissions to Enable Auto Apply

Starting Apache on Solaris and Linux

Configuring Microsoft IIS

To Configure SSL for IIS 7.5+

Microsoft IIS 7.5+ Post-Install Configuration Steps

To Configure Microsoft IIS 7.5+ After Installing the GlassFish Loadbalancer Plug-In

Automatically Configured sun-passthrough Properties

Configuring Oracle HTTP Server

To Configure Oracle HTTP Server to Use the Loadbalancer Plug-In

To Enable the Load Balancer Auto Apply Feature

Installing the Loadbalancer Plug-In

To Install the Loadbalancer Plug-In

Verifying Loadbalancer Plug-In Configuration

To Verify the Loadbalancer Plug-In Configuration

8.  Configuring HTTP Load Balancing

9.  Upgrading Applications Without Loss of Availability

10.  Configuring High Availability Session Persistence and Failover

11.  Configuring Java Message Service High Availability

12.  RMI-IIOP Load Balancing and Failover


Installing the Loadbalancer Plug-In

The GlassFish Loadbalancer Plug-In is shipped as a ZIP bundle that you install after installing and configuring GlassFish Server and your desired web server. The plug-in is installed by means of a graphical GlassFish Loadbalancer Configurator that helps you configure your web server and GlassFish Server to work together.

Note - The Loadbalancer Plug-In is only available to customers who are using Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1. The plug-in is not available for GlassFish Server Open Source Edition.

To Install the Loadbalancer Plug-In

This procedure explains how to download and install the GlassFish Loadbalancer Plug-In. Most of the configuration instructions for the Plug-In are integrated into the GlassFish Loadbalancer Configurator interface and online help, so the instructions here are intended only to get you started with the plug-in configuration process.

Note - Regardless of the web server on which the Loadbalancer Plug-In is installed, if you subsequently re-create a GlassFish Server domain and want to continue to use the Auto Apply feature, the Loadbalancer Plug-In must be re-installed. This is necessary so a new DAS Certificate can be regenerated and re-imported into the web server configuration. See Auto Apply for more information about this feature.

Before You Begin

Before installing the Loadbalancer Plug-In, ensure that the following conditions have been met:

  1. Download the GlassFish Loadbalancer Configurator ZIP archive.

    The Configurator ZIP archive is available for download at

  2. Unzip the Configurator ZIP archive to the directory of your choice.
  3. Launch the Loadbalancer Configurator by running the glassfish-lbconfigurator-3_1.jar file that was included in the Configurator ZIP archive.

    The version number will vary depending on the version of the Configurator archive you downloaded. For example:

    java -jar glassfish-lbconfigurator-3_1.jar
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions in the Loadbalancer Configurator.

    Use the Help button to display online help for any screen for which you want additional information.

  5. When the Configurator has completed, proceed with the instructions in Verifying Loadbalancer Plug-In Configuration.