Sun Cluster Data Service for Apache Tomcat Guide for Solaris OS

Restriction for the Load_balancing_policy

Setting the resource parameter Load_balancing_policy to LB_STICKY is strictly required, if Sun Cluster HA for Apache Tomcat is deployed in a scalable configuration with reliable source ip addresses when no session replication is configured. Otherwise, the behavior of the application becomes unpredictable. In every other scalable configuration the Sticky Load_balancing_policy helps to get the more cache hits out of your caches.