referred thread didn't point much about Reports Clustering It was talking about Standalone Reports Server Configuration.
In that thread I described how our Forms&Reports servers work. And that's the way they work (in 10g) since 2007, with no problems at all. The load balancing works like a charm.
In you original post you said "I have been asked to configure oracle 10g forms and report server in cluster mode." So, what did you mean exactly ?
Thank you so much for your reply....
As per my experience with OAS 10.2.0.1.0 we can have farm based installation and within that we can have different cluster instances...
Can we have that type of installation with oracle 10g reports....??
Well my main goal is load balancing only....If you please can provide me with some more example.
Thanks and Regards
my main goal is load balancing only
Then what I've done in 2007 might be what you need. In that thread there is a link to Web Cache Administrator's Guide : there you'll find everything you need to configure the web cache as a load balancer, particularly chapter 8 Setup and Configuration.
Anyway, here briefly some configurations : we have two machines, say MachineA and MachineB. The DNS resolves MachineA to a virtual address, which is normally assigned to MachineA; if MachineA crashes, it gets assigned to MachineB.
Users URL looks like this : http://MachineA:<port>/forms/frmservlet?config=<some config>
MachineA's web cache distributes connection requests between MachineA and MachineB.
Of course we're now using 11g as well, but that's another thing.