By kshitiz on Jan 12, 2010
Please refer to blog Load-balancing feature in GlassFish 3.1 for latest details.
Till now, for GlassFish users, installing and configuring load-balancer plugin was a manual process. Apart from being cumbersome, manual editing is in general error
prone. To ease out this process, we are releasing beta version of GlassFish LoadBalancer Configurator. This tool will enable users to install and configure the loadbalancer plugin on the web server. It has easy to use graphical interface which accepts user inputs, and then
installs and configures loadbalancer plugin based on that. This is a IzPack based installer and require JAVA to execute. It is bundled as a zip file which contains installer jar file, user's guide and legal documents. User can start the installer by running java -jar glassfish-lbconfigurator.jar. User need to provide inputs as per his/her requirement. Each screen has Help button to guide user. The installation of loadbalancer plugin is two step process : In first step, loadbalancer plugin is exploded and installed In second step, web server is configured to use loadbalancer plugin Installer provides Post Installation steps, if any. On last screen of installer, user can save a automation script which can be used for silent install at a later point of time. It also contains an uninstallation script, which user can use to unconfigure and uninstall the loadbalancer plugin from the web server.
Download location : GlassFish Loadbalancer Configurator Bundle contains glassfish-lbconfigurator.jar : Jar file which user need to execute to install and configure loadbalancer plugin User_Guide.pdf : User's guide providing information on how to use GlassFish LoadBalancer Configurator legal documents Supported Platforms: Solaris 9/10 SPARC/X86 RHEL 3/4/5 Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition Supported Web Servers : Sun Java System Web Server 7.X/6.X Apache 2.2.X\*/2.0.X IIS 5.0/6.0 \*Apache 2.2.x is not supported on Windows Queries and Issues : Please send all your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com User can post their query on GlassFish forum as well Issues can filed and tracked at https://glassfish.dev.java.net/servlets/ProjectIssues