Mod_cluster on RHEL7

Yesterday I had to configure mod_cluster on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. As I’ve found out, it is not as simple, as it sounds. After hours of struggling with different approaches, I came up with following solution:

1. Download Apache with modcluster

wget downloads.jboss.org/mod_cluster//1.3.1.Final/linux-x86_64/mod_cluster-1.3.1.Final-linux2-x64-ssl.tar.gz

2. Untar archive and move to appropriate directory

tar -xvf mod_cluster-1.3.1.Final-linux2-x64-ssl.tar.gz mv opt/jboss /opt

3. Check if httpd deamon works correctly:

/opt/jboss/httpd/sbin/httpd -k start

if daemon works correctly, on http://localhost:6666 should be displayed famous “It works!”.

4. Make a system service from httpd

nano /etc/init.d/apache2.sh

and paste following content:

5. Add execute permissions for newly created script:

chmod +x /etc/init.d/apache2

6. Check if service is working correctly by invoking:

service apache2 start

7. If you would like to start service automatically at system startup, invoke:

chkconfig --add apache2

 

 

 

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