C.10 Enabling the Balancer Manager Application

The Apache reverse proxy includes a web application called Balancer Manager. Balancer Manager enables you to manage the SGD web servers in the load balancing group used by the reverse proxy.

Using Balancer Manager, you can do the following:

  • View status information for SGD web servers in the load balancing group

  • View and change load balancing routes for SGD web servers

  • Remove SGD web servers from the load balancing group

To enable Balancer Manager, remove the comments in the reverse proxy configuration file, /opt/SUNWsgdg/httpd/apache-version/conf/extra/gateway/httpd-gateway.conf that disable the application.

# Allows the configuration of load balancing parameters
#    <Location /balancer-manager>
#        SetHandler balancer-manager
#        Order Deny,Allow
#        Deny from all
#        Allow from all
#    </Location>

You must restart the Gateway to enable any changes you make.

# /opt/SUNWsgdg/bin/gateway restart

To access Balancer Manager, start a browser and go to https://gateway.example.com/balancer-manager, where gateway.example.com is the SGD Gateway host.

For more details about configuring the Balancer Manager, see the Apache mod_proxy_balancer documentation.