vFabric Web Server is the Web server and load-balancing component of VMware vFabric Suite. vFabric Web Server 5.2 is based on Apache HTTP Server version 2.2.
In addition to the standard features of Apache HTTP Server, vFabric Web Server provides the following mission-critical benefits:
Ability to easily install multiple instances of vFabric Web Server running on a single computer.
Scalable management of multiple Web sites and servers; you can run and manage hundreds of instances of vFabric Web Server.
Support for heterogeneous environments (32- and 64-bit architectures): Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Solaris, Ubuntu, and Microsoft Windows. vFabric Web Server can be updated and patched across all servers at once. See Supported Configurations and System Requirements for details.
If you require multi-byte character-set support, VMware recommends that you follow these guidelines for using multi-byte filenames and multi-byte characters in configuration files. These guidelines provide the most flexibility and most consistent results:
Use the UTF-8 encoding when running a Unix terminal or Windows PowerShell. For example, to set this encoding on Unix, you can use the following environment variable:
On Windows, you can run the following command in your PowerShell window:
PS prompt> chcp 65001
Important: The preceding Windows command does not always work as expected on pre-R2 versions of Windows 2008. For this reason, VMware strongly recommends that you install vFabric Web Server on Windows 2008 R2.
Setting your encoding to UTF-8 results in better display of
httpctl output, easier examination of the log files, and
Edit and save all vFabric Web Server configuration files, such
conf/httpd.conf, in UTF-8 format. This improves the
legibility of the Web Server access and error log files.