14.2. Configure server instance as a worker node

Task: Configure Server Instance as a Worker Node

Complete this task to correctly configure your JBoss Enterprise Application Platform instance as a worker node for use with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).
  1. Create a server profile for each worker node

    Make a copy of the server profile you want to configure as a worker node, and rename it - worker-01 for example.
  2. Give each instance a unique name

    Edit the following line in the PROFILE\deploy\jbossweb.sar\server.xml file of each new worker instance:
    <Engine name="jboss.web" defaultHost="localhost">
    Add a unique jvmRoute value, as shown. This value is the identifier for this node in the cluster.
    <Engine name="jboss.web" defaultHost="localhost" jvmRoute="worker-01">
  3. Enable session handling

    Uncomment the following line in the PROFILE\deployers\jbossweb.deployer\META-INF\war-deployers-jboss-beans.xml file of each worker node:
    <property name="useJK">false</property>
    This property controls whether special session handling is used to coordinate with mod_jk and other connector variants. Set this property to true in both worker nodes:
    <property name="useJK">true</property>
  4. Start worker nodes

    Start each worker node in a separate command line interface. Ensure that each node is bound to a different IP address with the --host switch and that the profile is specified with the -c switch.
    JBOSS_EAP_DIST\bin\run.bat --host=127.0.0.1 -c worker-01