Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 High Availability Administration Guide

Using Sun Java System Web Server

For Sun Java System Web Server, when you install the load balancer plug-in, the installation program automatically does all necessary configuration. No manual configuration is required.

The installation program adds the following entries to the Sun Java System Web Server’s configuration files:

To the web server instance’s magnus.conf file, it adds:

##EE lb-pluginInit 
funcs="init-passthrough,service-passthrough,name-trans-passthrough" Thread="no"
Init fn="init-passthrough"
##end addition for EE lb-plugin

To the web server instance’s obj.conf file, it adds:

<Object name=default>
NameTrans fn="name-trans-passthrough" name="lbplugin" 
<Object name="lbplugin">
  ObjectType fn="force-type" type="magnus-internal/lbplugin"
  PathCheck fn="deny-existence" path="*/WEB-INF/*"
  Service type="magnus-internal/lbplugin" 
  Error reason="Bad Gateway" 

In the above code, lbplugin is a name that uniquely identifies the Object, and web-server-install-dir/web-server-instance/config/loadbalancer.xml is the location of the XML configuration file for the virtual server on which the load balancer is configured to run.

The order in which NameTrans entries appear in obj.conf is very important. The installer puts the NameTrans entries in the correct location, but if you are editing obj.conf for other purposes you must ensure that the order remains correct. In particular, the load balancer info must come before the document-root function. For more information on the obj.conf file, see Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Administrator’s Configuration File Reference.

After installing, configure the load balancer as described in Setting Up HTTP Load Balancing.