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5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2013 7:47 PM by Jeets RSS

Target a web app to one server in a cluster

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I have a situation where a web application targeted to one server in a cluster causes a deployment error on other servers of the cluster.

I had an original application A (an EAR) deployed on all servers in a cluster. Now I have to deploy another web application B on the same domain on this cluster. However I want that this application be deployed only on one server of the cluster. And when I deploy the app through the console, weblogic does indeed provide me with such an option (deploy to only a specific machine in the cluster). I happily choose that option, finish the deployment and on restart of the server, both the apps - A and B are indeed deployed and working well - so far so good.

The problem arises when I restart the other machines of the cluster. On startup, the other servers complain that it cannot find the path to the application B and fails all deployments (even app A is not deployed). It cannot find the path to application B because I have not copied the build over to the other server. I have not targeted the deployment of application B to other servers and hence did not deem it necessary to copy over the build to other servers. However the server thinks otherwise and refuses to deploy any app :)

Needless to say, when I copy over the build (or even provide an empty web app), the other servers startup and do not attempt to deply application B. It looks like they just expect the build for application B to be available. Does anyone know if this is expected behavior and why? I have searched weblogic documentation and googled without any luck.

Thanks for your time. Appreciate all help.



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