The default configuration of a newly created vFabric Web Server instance is fairly simple. Although the configuration is likely adequate for your needs, sometimes you might need to further configure the instance to enable one of its many useful features, such as load-balancing between two or more tc Server instances. This chapter provides some information to get you started.
For complete documentation on how to configure vFabric Web Server instances, see Apache HTTP Server Version 2.2 Documentation. Because vFabric Web Server is based on Apache HTTP server, the general configuration documentation on the Apache Web site applies to vFabric Web Server as well.
All vFabric Web Server instances include sample configuration files
that you can use to enable extra features in the server instance or to
modify its default configuration. These files are located in the
refers to the
instance directory, such as
For example, the
httpd-info.conf sample configuration
file shows how you can get information about the requests being processed
by the vFabric Web Server instance as well as information about the
configuration of the instance. The
httpd-ssl.conf file shows
how to provide SSL support. It contains the configuration directives to
instruct the instance how to serve pages over an HTTPS connection.
For your convenience, the main vFabric Web Server configuration file
for a particular instance
already includes commented-out lines for including each sample
configuration file. For example, the line to include the
httpd-info.conf configuration file is as follows:
To include the configuration file, simply uncomment the
You do not have to use
Include in this way; you can
simply copy and paste the information in a sample configuration file into
the main configuration file.
The sample configuration files are full of comments on how exactly to enable the feature they configure. Be sure to read these comments before you proceed further.
Restart the vFabric Web Server instance for the configuration changes to take effect. For example, on Unix:
prompt# cd /opt/vmware/vfabric-web-server/myserver prompt# bin/httpdctl restart