Saturday, July 19, 2008

Implementing Load Balancing On APPS - Docs For Specific Load Balancer Hardware


Customer wishing to implement load balancing should focus their attention firstly on the following note depending on their version of E-Business Suite:

Note 217368.1 Advanced Configurations and Topologies for Enterprise Deployments of E-Business Suite 11i
See Option 2.2. HTTP Layer Hardware Load Balancing

Note 380489.1 Using Load-Balancers with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12

The most common load balancer vendors chosen by our customers are F5 who produce the BigIp solution and Cisco which make the Context Switch Module (CSM) and Application Control Engine Module (ACE). If you are implementing a Cisco or F5 solution please see the referenced documents below.

For a complete list of tested load balancers see:
Note: this list is specific to iAS 10g and therefore specific to R12.
Note: Oracle does not certify Load Balancer products

If you are implementing a Cisco or F5 Load balancer please use the following vendor created deployment along with the above Oracle documentation to implement your load balancer

Oracle E-Business Suite 11i (BIG-IP v9.x)
Oracle E-Business Suite 11i (BIG-IP v4.x)
Oracle E-Business Suite 12 (BIG-IP LTM, WebAccelerator, FirePass)

E-Business Suite Deployment Guide for Application Availability and Security

Oracle customers may also consider using Oracle Web Cache as a load balancer. If this is of interest to you please consult the following documentation:

Note 306653.1 Installing and Configuring Web Cache 10.1.2 and Oracle E-Business Suite 11i
See Section 7: Configuring Oracle Web Cache as a Load Balancer

Note 380486.1 Installing and Configuring Web Cache 10g and Oracle E-Business Suite 12
See Section 6: Configuring Oracle Web Cache as a Load Balancer