Sun Java System Reference Configuration Series: Portal Service on Application Server Cluster

Using a Different Web Container

Two of the components in the reference configuration, Portal Server and Access Manager, run in web containers. The Java ES component set gives you the choice of using either Sun Java System Web Server or Sun Java System Application Server for a web container.

You need to consider both technical and non-technical factors when you choose a web container.

The following technical factors address the abilities of the different containers to run different types of portal content:

If none of the technical factors are decisive for your organization, the following non-technical considerations could prove decisive: