Using the Web Server Plug-in to load balance HTTP Requests to WebLogic cluster
The WebLogic cluster itself does not distribute the incoming HTTP requests across the Managed Servers, so the architecture design should foresee a load balance mechanism.
WebLogic can use either an external load balancer appliance/hardware such as the BIG-IP F5 (http://www.f5.com/products/big-ip), a Web Server such as the Apache HTTP Server configured with the WebLogic Web Server plug-in, or the embedded WebLogic
Load balancing options:
- External load balancer
- Web Server with plug-in
For production environments, it is recommended to use a mixed architecture that includes an external load balancer ...