disables an application managed by a load balancer


disable-http-lb-application [--help] [--timeout 30]
 --name application_name target


The disable disable-http-lb-application subcommand disables an application for load balancing. The disabled application goes offline for load balancing with minimal impact to users. Disabling an application gives a finer granularity of control than disabling a server instance and is most useful when a cluster is hosting multiple independent applications.

Once the application is disabled and the changes have been applied to the load balancer, new requests for the application are not forwarded to the target. Existing sessions continue to access the application until the timeout is reached. This process is known as quiescing.

If an application is deployed across multiple clusters, use this subcommand to disable it in one cluster while leaving it enabled in others.

If an application is deployed to a single server instance, use this subcommand to disable it in that instance while leaving the instance itself enabled.


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 application. This time allows for the graceful shutdown (quiescing) of the specified application. The default value is 30 minutes. The minimum value is 1 minute.


The name of the application to be disabled.



This operand specifies the server instance or cluster on which to disable the application. Valid values are:

  • cluster_name- The name of a target cluster.

  • instance_name- The name of a target server instance.


Example 1   Disabling an Application for Load Balancing

This example, disables an application for load balancing

asadmin> disable-http-lb-application --name webapps-simple mycluster

Command disable-http-lb-application executed successfully.

Exit Status


subcommand executed successfully


error in executing the subcommand

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