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JBoss AS 7 Configuration, Deployment, and Administration by Francesco Marchioni

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Chapter 8. Clustering

This chapter will cover AS 7 clustering capabilities that serve as an essential component to providing scalability and high availability to your applications. Actually, there is one more asset that can be achieved using clustering—you can spread the traffic load across several AS instances. Load balancing, however, is an orthogonal aspect of any Enterprise application that is generally achieved using a properly configured web server in front of the application server. So, we decided to move this information to the next chapter, while in this chapter we will discuss the following topics:

  • We will describe all the available options to set up a cluster either using a standalone configuration or a domain of servers.
  • We will show ...

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