JBOSS by itseld does'nt do any loadbalancing on HTTP Requests( Web Services are XML over HTTP) . Jboss comes with built-in-tomcat (catalina container) It provides faciltity to propogate session details to various tomcat instances. If you want HTTP loadbalancing; you should front end the jboss instances with an open source WebServer like Apache or use a H/W load balancer.
Hi There and thank you for your answer.
I know that JBoss doesn't provide any load-balancing over HTTP, but I'm not interested in load-balancing per se. What I would like to have is fail-over on my web-service. So if 100% of the workload is done by Server A and server A breaks down, 100% of the workload should go to the next node in the cluster. This is not what I understand by load-balancing, but I could be wrong?
So you need just fail over. Even in that case you have to front end the jboss instances with H/W load balancer or a s/W balancer like Apache WebServer which will do load balancing and fail over.