0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2004 7:08 AM by Dietmar Scheidl

    Fail Over best practice?

    Dietmar Scheidl Newbie


      are there any hints on setting up a fault tolerant system of JBoss servers.

      We have an application with a Swing Client which uses RMIoverHTTPs to connect to the JBoss servers (we have three).

      The distribution is done using WebStart. Caused by a lack of knowledge and money, we decided to add all three IPs to one DNS-Name.

      The result is that if any one of the servers is down you may not connect correctly to the application.

      One solution could be putting an Apache in front of these servers and using MOD_JK2 to connect to the JBoss/Tomcat.

      An other one is using a hardware load balancer.

      What other alternatives do I have? What are the pros/cons of such solutions?