1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 12, 2014 2:32 PM by Wolf-Dieter Fink

    Simpe JBoss cluster not working as expected

    John Doe Newbie

      I'm deploying a simple EAR identically on two machines. It has a get.jsp and put.jsp.


      Get.jsp adds the current time to the session


      Put.jsp reads that same time from the session and prints it, or prints NULL


      The nodes are successfully deployed in a cluster


      01:49:25,747 INFO  [org.infinispan.remoting.transport.jgroups.JGroupsTransport] (Incoming-8,null) ISPN000094: Received new cluster view: [host1/web|9] [host1web, host2/web]




      01:49:26,567 INFO  [org.jboss.as.clustering] (MSC service thread 1-5) JBAS010238: Number of cluster members: 2


      I'm intentionally NOT using mod_cluster or any other load balancer out of requirement. Now, when I go to


      host1 : port/put.jsp


      It writes the current time to the host1 session, which I verified by going to host1 : port/get.jsp. However, when I kill host 1, I try to go to host2 : port/get.jsp and get NULL, so the session does not exist.


      My WAR file has the <distributable/> tag in web.xml and I have defined a jboss-web.xml file in the WEB-INF folder which specifies how session replication should be done as defined by this link: https://docs.jboss.org/jbossas/docs/Server_Configuration_Guide/beta500/html/clustering-http-app.html


      What else do I need to do to enable replication without a load balancer? I have 100% verified that there are no firewalls, antiviruses, or anything else preventing communication between the hosts.


      I've also verified that this seemingly actually WORKS when attaching mod_cluster with httpd load balancer and connecting through the load balancer. But I don't want to use this. Any suggestion for what I could be doing wrong?