Oracle Traffic Director is a software load balancer for load balancing HTTP/S and TCP traffic to back-end servers. These back-end servers, which are referred to as origin servers within Oracle Traffic Director, can be application servers, web servers, LDAP servers and so on.
Starting from 12c Release 1 (12.2.1), in addition to being available for use with the engineered systems (Oracle Exalogic running either Oracle Linux or Oracle Solaris and Oracle SuperCluster running Oracle Solaris), Oracle Traffic Director is available for customers with the Oracle WebLogic Server Multi-tenancy or Oracle WebLogic Server Continuous Availability add-on options.
Note:Before you start installing Oracle Traffic Director, it is recommended that you get a basic understanding of its features, the related terminology, and the installation topology. For more information, see the "Getting Started with Oracle Traffic Director" section of the Oracle Traffic Director Administrator's Guide.
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Table 1-1 provides information about the tasks that need to be performed for installing Oracle Traffic Director.