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From Rainer Jung <>
Subject Re: fail_on_status question
Date Sat, 05 Jun 2010 09:02:20 GMT
On 04.06.2010 01:30, Mohit Anchlia wrote:
> In our present environment we have a WS and APP server. When request
> comes in, WS sends it to APP server using mod_jk and then APP server
> inserts it into JMS queue. So essentially APP server is also dependent
> on JMS server which runs on the same box.
> My question is can I use fail_on_status in to take
> one of the APP servers out of service from mod_jk(WS) by returning
> some Http error code as a response to a request when JMS server is
> down and a request comes in? Since cping and cpong will still return
> success would this mechanism of fail_on_status work?

fail_on_status will trigger nevertheless. Otherwise it would be useless.

> Are there any other suggestions?

Do a little scripting, monitor your Appserver and JMS and use the 
jk-status interface to properly disable or stop the appropriate load 
balancer member.


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