Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 High Availability Administration Guide

Enabling Session Availability

You can enable session availability at five different scopes (from highest to lowest):

  1. Server instance, enabled by default. Enabling session availability for the server instance means that all applications running on the server instance can have high-availability session persistence. For instructions, see next section, Enabling Availability for a Server Instance .

  2. Container (web or EJB), enabled by default. For information on enabling availability at the container level, see:

  3. Application, disabled by default.

  4. Standalone web or EJB module, disabled by default.

  5. Individual SFSB, disabled by default.

To enable availability at a given scope, you must enable it at all higher levels as well. For example, to enable availability at the application level, you must also enable it at the server instance and container levels.

The default for a given level is the setting at the next level up. For example, if availability is enabled at the container level, it is enabled by default at the application level.

When availability is disabled at the server instance level, enabling it at any other level has no effect. When availability is enabled at the server instance level, it is enabled at all levels unless explicitly disabled.

Enabling Availability for a Server Instance

To enable availability for a server instance, use the asadmin set command to set the configuration’s availability-service.availability-enabled property to true.

For example, if config1 is the configuration name:

asadmin set --user admin --passwordfile password.txt 
--host localhost 
--port 4849 

ProcedureTo Enable Availability for the Server Instance with Admin Console

  1. In the tree component, expand the Configurations node.

  2. Expand the node for the configuration you want to edit.

  3. Select the Availability Service node.

  4. In the Availability Service page, enable instance level availability by checking the Availability Service box.

    To disable it, uncheck the box.

    Additionally, you can change the Store Pool Name if you changed the JDBC resource used for connections to the HADB for session persistence. For details, see configure-ha-cluster(1).

    Note –

    The HADB software is supplied with the Enterprise Server standalone distribution of Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server. For information about available distributions of Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server, see Distribution Types and Their Components in Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 Installation Guide. HADB features are available only in the enterprise profile. For information about profiles, see Usage Profiles in Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 Administration Guide.

  5. Click on the Save button.

  6. Stop and restart the server instance.