ROOT context unexpectedly enabled in mod_cluster balancer after upgrading to JBoss EAP 7.1.0 or later

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • After upgrading to JBoss EAP 7.1.0 or later, it seems the ROOT context "/" is unexpectedly enabled on our mod_cluster balancer.
  • This prevents httpd from serving some content locally as expected or requests are routed to the wrong backend instance because of this.


  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7.1.0+
  • JBoss Core Services (JBCS) httpd
  • mod_cluster

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