O'Reilly logo

IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Hardware Clustering and WAS-ND

While the clustering provided by WAS-ND is sufficient for many high-availability deployment requirements, there are cases where hardware clustering can be complementary to WAS-ND clustering. The cases when you may want to consider hardware clustering are:

  • Application servers that coordinate distributed transactions. As stated earlier in Chapter 11, “Transactions with WebSphere Application Server,” the transactional state is written persistently to disk by WAS. If the machine should fail, that state would be lost, resulting in the transactions being hung in an undefined state. While you can manually recover transaction logs and restart a server process on another node (and there are directions for this in the WAS ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required