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tomcat clustering

Sherif Shehab
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Joined: Mar 05, 2007
Posts: 484

Hi guys ,

I need to do clustering in tomcat but i got some questions :
1- do i need to change anything ( in programming or in logic ) in my application , my application is J2ee ?
2- Is it easy to configure this in the tomcat ? and any examples for this ?

Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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The most important thing in programming is to make sure that your session variables are all serialization-friendly. If the cluster needs to transfer a session to a different server, only the data that can be serialized will make the trip. You don't want holes in you sessions!

It's not too hard to set up a cluster, but I'm going to have to refer you to the documentation.

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Joe Ackert

Joined: Jan 29, 2010
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Also, just a heads up that Amazon EC2 does not support Multicast. So you may need to decide if you want to support/create/use a database or file system for storing sessions. The following page has some more examples (other than the official docs):

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