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seetarama raju
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Joined: Feb 07, 2001
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I've a question about production deployment and architecture about weblogic server, and the web server pluggin. If weblogic is on a solaris box, then is it better to have the web server(which is used as a pluggin to serve static pages) on a separate linux box or to be on the same solaris box which has weblogic on it. I mean i would like to know the correct set up
of weblogic, and webserver in a production environment. Also can somebody give me a link for the documentation on installation and deployments with weblogic and web server(apache or iplanet) on unix.

Thanks in Advance
Carol Enderlin
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Joined: Oct 10, 2000
Posts: 1364
Not sure what you're looking for that you've been unable to find.

A quick search of BEA's documentation at I found

Installing and Configuring the Apache HTTP Server Plug-In
Pradeep Ram

Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 18 has most of what you are looking for. Usually for iPlanet, the following is the process

Plugin for NES/IPlanet is provided as .so file.
Copy it to the iPlanet's server /bin directory.
Edit obj.conf to forward certain requests.

Hope this helps.
You may want to seperate the web layer(iPlanet) and the app server (WLS) physically (different) boxes for security reasons. I am not sure if the plugin would work better if WLS and iPlanet were co-located on the same box. They would probably use local IPC instead of sockets, but I am not too sure. But the rule of the thumb is seperate the web and app layers and have images and static content hosted on iPlanet.
I agree. Here's the link:
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