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GlassFish Administration

By : Xuekun Kou
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GlassFish Administration

By: Xuekun Kou

Overview of this book

To build a powerful production environment for your Java EE systems, you need a great application server, and the skills to manage it. This book gives you all that you are looking for. This book will help you gain the necessary skills to install, configure, tune, and troubleshoot GlassFish so that you can fully unleash its power. It will teach you how to use the GlassFish application server, with a special focus on administration tasks. It presents the GlassFish administrative tasks in a logical sequence, with each chapter focusing on a specific topic. Starting with installation and moving through configuration, this book takes a careful look at the administration console so that you get a complete understanding of GlassFish and its administrative features. It will help you understand how to deploy Java EE, Ruby on Rails and other supported applications to GlassFish, and how to configure the necessary resources for these applications. You will also learn how to maintain, tune, and troubleshoot your GlassFish server. Also includes a bonus chapter introducing Glassfish v3.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
GlassFish Administration
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Chapter 9. Configuring Clusters and High Availability

In this chapter, we will discuss how to configure clusters for the GlassFish Server, and use a load balancer to distribute load across the server instances in the cluster. We will also discuss the High Availability (HA) options supported by GlassFish, and how to enable HA. The goal of this chapter is to help you gain the knowledge necessary for planning and creating a production-ready GlassFish Server deployment.

Configuring clusters for GlassFish

In order to deliver the required performance, throughput, and reliability, a production environment typically needs to host enterprise applications using multiple running application server instances. In order to easily configure and maintain these server instances, most application server products, including GlassFish, allow these server instances to be grouped into a cluster and administered together. In this section, we first review the core concepts of the GlassFish cluster, and then show...