I have set up cluster for loading balancing for the two different tomcat that are running on different machines using Apache Server and mod_jk. I have configured workers.properties and everything seems to be working fine that is one by one the requests are being sent to different tomcats.

Now, if I want to add the third worker (worker3/Tomact3) without restarting apache.


Have you tried reloading Apache instead?

If you need automatic Tomcat node discovery, you might want to have a look at mod_cluster.

  • Hi, Thanks for the answer, reloading of the apache works, but it is what something I cannot do. I must not bring down the server, so restarting apache is not a solution. Yes, I am actualy looking for somekind of automatic tomcat node discovery, i will look a mod_cluster and see how it goes. Thanks again. – user578219 Jul 11 '13 at 9:32
  • Reloading httpd is not the same as restarting httpd. With a reload, all existing sessions will remain active. New connections from clients will be spawned using the new config. – mr.zog May 5 '16 at 0:16

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