I need some advice/views regarding clustering using JBoss.
Here is the scenario: Our application runs on tomcat and we are facing problems when we have to upgrade the build or server gets down. Our team thought of using JBoss in a clustered enviornment. Basically we are looking for Http Session replication, load balancing(which is possible in current enviornment but as of now it is not done), hot Deployment.
Is it a right choice to go for JBoss. What we assumed since JBoss uses tomcat it will be a good option.
I would highly appreciate if someone gives inputs on this.
Joined: Apr 21, 2006
JBoss can provide you with session replication and hot deployment. It also supports mass deployment across cluster nodes via its farm directory.
What it won't get you is load balancing. They suggest using apache and the AJP connector to handle that aspect. There is information on their web site explaining how to set that up.