How to force requests off of a mod_jk backup worker when primary workers are available again

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  • We've configured a backup/standby node by adjusting the mod_jk distance for one worker as described in In mod_jk how do I create a hot-standby or backup only worker? When our primary nodes are brought back up and are available again after an outage forces requests to the backup node, we'd like requests to move back to these nodes, but instead we see that requests continue to be routed to the backup node.


  • JBoss Enterprise Applicaton Platform (EAP)
  • JBoss Enterprise Web Server (EWS)
    • Apache httpd
    • mod_jk

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