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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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WebSphere Edge Components Implementation

Load Balancer

Let's move on to solving a specific, representative problem with the WAS5 ND Edge Components. Figure 23-9 shows a very simplified topology with Load Balancer distributing load to two HTTP servers. Obviously, a real WAS environment would include WAS application servers, but we have left them out to simplify this example. We will create this configuration and then insert a proxy server.

Figure 23-9. Simple Load Balancer implementation topology.

Network Setup

To get started implementing this topology, obtain three computers on the same subnet and install an HTTP server on two of them. You'll ...

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