disables a sever or cluster managed by a load balancer


disable-http-lb-server [--help] [--timeout 30]


The disable-http-lb-server subcommand disables a standalone server or cluster of servers for load balancing. The disabled server instance or cluster goes offline for load balancing with a minimum impact to users.

Once the target has been disabled and the changes have been applied to the load balancer, the load balancer stops assigning new requests to the target. Session requests with sessions created before disabling the target continue to be assigned to that target until the timeout is reached. This process is known as quiescing.

Changes are applied the load balancer automatically. You can also manually export the configuration using export-http-lb-config and copy it to the load balancer.


This subcommand is only applicable to Oracle GlassFish Server. This subcommand is not applicable to GlassFish Server Open Source Edition.



Displays the help text for the subcommand.


The timeout (in minutes) to wait before disabling the specified target. This time allows for the graceful shutdown (quiescing) of the specified target. The default value is 30 minutes. The minimum value is 1 minute.



This operand specifies which server instances and clusters to disable. Valid values are:

  • cluster_name- The name of a target cluster.

  • instance_name- The name of a target server instance.


Example 1   Disabling a Cluster for Load Balancing

This example disables load balancing for a cluster named mycluster.

asadmin> disable-http-lb-server mycluster

Command disable-http-lb-server executed successfully.

Exit Status


subcommand executed successfully


error in executing the subcommand

See Also

create-http-lb-ref(1), enable-http-lb-server(1)