GlassFish LoadBalancer Configurator

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 :

  1. In first step, loadbalancer plugin is exploded and installed
  2. 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 :


Comments:

Excellent work, I'll give this a try.
Can it also work on the CLI as the webserver tends to be..well a server :-)

Posted by Barry van Someren on January 13, 2010 at 01:02 AM PST #

It does not have CLI interface. However if you install it once using GUI, then you can save automation script on final screen. Once you have automation script, you can silently install and configure load-balancer plugin.

Posted by kshitiz on January 13, 2010 at 11:10 AM PST #

Hi There, I'm trying to use this installer with sjsws 7.x but I can't pass the second screen where you ask for the password I always get "The password must contains at least 8 characters" even though my pwd is 10 chars long...

Thanks

Posted by Lazha on January 29, 2010 at 01:56 AM PST #

May I know which platform you are working on? I will try on that platform and get back to you.

Thanks,
Kshitiz

Posted by kshitiz on January 31, 2010 at 07:28 PM PST #

Shure I tried on:
OpenSolaris Sun05 5.11 snv_111b
OpenSuse 11.1
and finally on Windows XP

JVM - JRE 1.6.x

All of them with the same results..

Thanks...

Posted by lazha on February 01, 2010 at 02:49 AM PST #

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