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Clustering with Jetty and WADI

What is WADI?

WADI is an acronym of 'WADI Application Distribution Infrastructure'. WADI started life as a solution to the problems surrounding the distribution of state in clustered web tiers, but is becoming a more generalised distributed space service.

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First, svn checkout jetty and then buid it by calling mvn install. Once it finishes, go to jetty.home/extras/wadi and mvn install that project. Besides compiling the java files and generating the jetty-wadi-session-manager jar file, this will copy all the dependencies into jetty.home/lib/wadi.

To cluster a webapp, you need to define the WadiSessionManager and create an instance of WadiSessionHandler (passing the WadiSessionManager object as a constructor parameter). Then set the WadiSessionHandler as your webapp's SessionHandler. You can do this in a context xml config file.

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This context xml config file is readily usable. After building the jetty.home/extras/wadi project, drop this config file into the jetty.home/contexts directory.  You can create a node in the cluster by calling "java -Dnode.name=nodename -Djetty.port=portnumber Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -jar start.jar etc/jetty.xml" in the jetty home directory (where nodename=a distinct node name for this node, and portnumber=a distinct port number for this node).

For instance, if you want to create a cluster with three nodes, you can do so by calling the following: 

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