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Using WebLogic Server Clusters
Configuring BIG-IPTM Hardware with Clusters
This topic contains the following sections:
This section describes how to configure an F5 BIG-IP controller to operate with a WebLogic Server cluster. It assumes that you have some familiarity with BIG-IP configuration tasks.
This section provides some step-by-step instructions for configuring BIG-IP. However, if you require detailed setup and administration instructions, refer to your F5 product documentation.
About Load Balancing and URL Rewriting
In some cases, you may want to load balance by rewriting a URL. For example, suppose you have an application with a URL http://www.paradiso.com and you want to load balance its traffic to servers named www.paradiso.com through www.paradiso.com, a total of five servers.
In general, there are many possible solutions to load balancing by URL rewriting. However, you cannot use URL rewriting if you use BIG-IP as a load balancer.
Configuring Session Persistence with a WebLogic Server Cluster
If your cluster uses in-memory replication for client session states, you must configure BIG-IP to use the Insert mode for cookies. Insert mode insures that the original WebLogic Server cookie is not overwritten, and can be used in the event that a client fails to connect to its primary WebLogic Server.
To configure Insert mode for BIG-IP cookies: