Clustering WLS 7

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  1. Clustering WLS 7 (4 messages)

    Anyone Know - Is it true that you have to use to cookies to cluster WLS 7? I just joined a team where we can't use cookies, and word has it that we therefore can't cluster our WLS instances for session replication/failover.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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  2. Clustering WLS 7[ Go to top ]

    You can use URL encoding. It's part of the Servlet spec and it's supported by WebLogic (and jRun too AFAIK).

    Peace,

    Cameron Purdy
    Tangosol, Inc.
    Coherence: Easily share live data across a cluster!
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    Based on the specs of your application and needs for affinity you can get by just using session (peer-memory) replication or use F5/Resonate BIG IP to force load balancing. Therefore cookie is not required....

    Omer Qureshi
    PMP, MCSE, CCDA, Security+
    http://www.omerpro.com
  4. Web Logic Clustering[ Go to top ]

    Based on the specs of your application and needs for affinity you can get by just using session (peer-memory) replication or use F5/Resonate BIG IP to force load balancing. Therefore cookie is not required....

    Omer, the problem is that "just using session" often implies using cookies. The session ID is carried in a cookie by default. The alternative is to use URL encoding, so that the session ID becomes part of the URL.

    BTW, the various load balancers you mentioned also use (among other things) cookies for sticky load balancing.

    Peace,

    Cameron Purdy
    Tangosol, Inc.
    Coherence: Cluster your POJOs!
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    Cameron, that is correct the usually session and cookies goes hand in hand. However now with all the advance in IP forwarding and persistency algorithm offered by Hardware and software based load balancer you can get by, just coding web apps that have sessionid and info in the header, or you could always use sticky IP for affinity.

    Cheers,
    Omer Qureshi
    http://omerpro.com