Web application clustering
Web application clustering involves two aspects: setting up an HTTP load balancer and telling WildFly to make the application's user sessions as HA. How to do the former depends on what load balancer you would choose (
mod_cluster is our suggested choice—it is preconfigured and integrates with WildFly out of the box); the latter could not be simpler—just add the
<distributable/>tag to your application's
web.xml file. Whenever a node fails, the user's HTTP session will be handled by another one. If everything goes well, the end user will not know that there was a failure—everything will be handled behind the scenes.
Let's see how to action both these steps in concrete terms.
Load balancing your web applications
You have several ...