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I'm actually trying to set up a basic Tomcat cluster, as indicated in the official documentation. Here is my server.xml on the first server (Host section).

<Host name="localhost"  appBase="webapps"
        unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true"
        xmlValidation="false" xmlNamespaceAware="false">

    <Cluster className="org.apache.catalina.ha.tcp.SimpleTcpCluster">
            <Receiver className="org.apache.catalina.cluster.tcp.ReplicationListener" tcpListenAddress="" port="9015" selectorTimeout="100" maxThreads="2"/>
  <Valve className="org.apache.catalina.valves.RequestDumperValve"/>

However, catalina.out raises me the following error while starting. "WARNING: No rules found matching 'Server/Service/Engine/Host/Cluster/Receiver'."

If i try to define the Receiver's IP listen address like this :

  <Cluster className="org.apache.catalina.ha.tcp.SimpleTcpCluster" receiver.tcpListenAddress=""/>

Catalina.out raises me the following error while starting:

WARNING: [SetPropertiesRule]{Server/Service/Engine/Host/Cluster} Setting property 'receiver.tcpListenAddress' to '' did not find a matching property.

It's like Tomcat can't recognize the markup and it's properties... I have catalina-cluter.jar well present in my /usr/share/tomcat/lib directory.

pastebin link to my whole catalina.out output (cutted before webapp deployements/errors/warnings)


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The first config should work for the Cluster. It's a warning by the Tomcat logger, but the config works. –  JoseK Oct 21 '10 at 6:33
yes, it seems to work, but I would like to modify some configuration options like the tcpListenAddress (without having to modify my hosts file), to shape my cluster. –  Bacon Oct 22 '10 at 8:34
Ok, I've got it. Since tomcat 6.0 it seems that you have to explicitely declare memberships, receivers, senders and interceptor inside the Channel markup. Otherwise they won't be recognized. –  Bacon Oct 25 '10 at 11:31

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