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.
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.