Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.1 2005Q2 High Availability Administration Guide

Creating an HTTP Load Balancer Configuration

Create a load balancer configuration using the asadmin command create-http-lb-config. Creating an HTTP Load Balancer Configuration describes the parameters. For more information see the documentation for create-http-lb-config, delete-http-lb-config, and list-http-lb-configs.

Table 4–1 Load Balancer Configuration Parameters



response timeout 

Time in seconds within which a server instance must return a response. If no response is received within the time period, the server is considered unhealthy. The default is 60. 

HTTPS routing

Whether HTTPS requests to the load balancer result in HTTPS or HTTP requests to the server instance. For more information, see Configuring HTTPS Routing.

reload interval 

Interval between checks for changes to the load balancer configuration file loadbalancer.xml. When the check detects changes, the configuration file is reloaded. A value of 0 disables reloading.For more information, see Enabling Dynamic Reconfiguration


Whether monitoring is enabled for the load balancer. 


Name of the cookie the load balancer plug-in uses to record the route information. The HTTP client must support cookies. If your browser is set to ask before storing a cookie, the name of the cookie is JROUTE. 


Target for the load balancer configuration. If you specify a target, it is the same as adding a reference to it. Targets can be clusters or stand-alone instances.