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[users@httpd] Connect mod_lbmethod_heartbeat to Tomcat

Hey all,

I'm new to server configurations and Apache, so I apologize if this is
overly simplistic or an inappropriate place to ask this question.

I have recently upgraded from Apache 2.2 to 2.4 and am looking into
changing the proxy method used by the server from the basic mod_proxy
to mod_lbmethod_heartbeat in mod_proxy_balancer. I am using an Apache
Server as a proxy to send the requests to a number of Tomcat servers,
and am unsure of the flow of how the heartbeat method is supposed to

I've done my best to scour the Apache docs, and my current
understanding of the process is the Apache Server should have a
HeartMonitor listening for heartbeat info that will be sent to it by
each of the other servers. These servers will have mod_heartbeat so
they will know to send the information to the specified port. The
Apache Server will then use this information to distribute the
requests as best it can. Does this sound like the correct flow for how
this method is supposed to work?

If so, how would the mod_heartbeat be loaded onto and used by Tomcat?
Both are Apache, but I have not been able to find any documentation on
a method like this in Tomcat and that doesn't seem surprising to me
since they are different servers and I imagine are implemented very
differently. Is there some sort of connector that would let the two
communicate in this way, or is mod_lbmethod_heartbeat supposed to only
be used between multiple Apache Servers?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me in understanding this method!
Luke DiGiacomo

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