Adding horizontal cluster members

After you federate your WebSphere Commerce environment, you can configure horizontal clustering. Clustering provides failover protection and provides workload balancing.Clustering with horizontal cluster members refers to the traditional practice of defining cluster members of an application server on multiple physical machines. This process allows a single application to span several machines while presenting a single system image. Clustering with horizontal cluster members can provide increased throughput and high availability.

Before you begin

  1. Complete the installation of a WebSphere Commerce node.
  2. Create a WebSphere Commerce instance. For more information, see Creating a WebSphere Commerce instance.
  3. Before you cluster a WebSphere Commerce instance, back up the WebSphere Application Server administrative configuration. If clustering fails during the clustering process, you can restore the original configuration.
  4. Federate the WebSphere Commerce node into a deployment manager cell.