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Getting Started with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Developer's Guide by William Markito Oliveira, Fabio Mazanatti Nunes

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Configuring a software load balancer

Although WebLogic Server is an application server used mostly for dynamic content and Java EE applications, it is also a fully-featured web server that's capable of serving static files as HTML and images. A WebLogic instance can even be used as a load balancer to distribute requests between clustered servers and do the necessary failover routing when a server becomes unavailable. In order to leverage such built-in functionalities, you must set up weblogic.servlet.proxy.HttpClusterServlet to act as your default web application for the domain. Here are the steps:

  1. Create a new dynamic web application in Eclipse named HttpClusterServlet.
  2. Open or create a web.xml deployment descriptor under the WEB-INF folder.
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