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From "Dale, Matt" <>
Subject RE: Clustering / Load Balancer / Session Cookie
Date Thu, 29 Apr 2004 13:51:16 GMT
Thanks for the quick reply.

So the supplied tomcat load balancer isnt of any use for stateful sessions where the cluster
is spread accross several machines?

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Lin []
Sent: 29 April 2004 14:44
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: Clustering / Load Balancer / Session Cookie

to paraphrase, you want to have it look like the same machine to the browser (ie user).
the easiest way is to use a hardware load balancer. I've use this approach a couple times
in the past and it works well. 
peter lin

"Dale, Matt" <> wrote:


I'm currently testing a setup up on 3 machines. 

2 have tomcat 5.0.19, these 2 are clustered with session replication and have a simple test

The other, also 5.0.19, runs the supplied balancer app. 

I've written a simple round robin rule which passes the requests back and forth as it should,
I can see the sessions being replicated fine in the logs so all is ok there.

BUT my problem is accessing the same session on both machines. Basically I'm stumped, I know
its not accessing the same session because the redirected URL is different but how can I get
around this?

I've tried a using an HTML frame on the balancer machine but that was clutching at straws
and obviously didnt work. 

Any ideas would be appreciated. 


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