The VMware GemFire HTTP Session Management modules provide fast, scalable, and reliable session replication for HTTP servers without requiring application changes.
VMware GemFire offers HTTP session management modules for tc Server, Tomcat, and AppServers.
These modules are included with the VMware GemFire product distribution, and installation .zip files can be found in the
tools/Modules directory of your product installation.
HTTP Session Management Quick Start
In this section you download, install, and set up the HTTP Session Management modules.
Advantages of Using GemFire for Session Management
The HTTP Session Management Module enables you to customize how you manage your session data.
Common Topologies for HTTP Session Management
Decide which topology is best for your usage. The module configuration process is slightly different for each topology.
General Information on HTTP Session Management
This section provides information on sticky load balancers, session expiration, additional GemFire property changes, serialization and more.
Several log files are written by the various parts of the session management code.
Configuring Non-Sticky Sessions
This section describes the configuration of non-sticky sessions.
HTTP Session Management Module for Pivotal tc Server
This section describes how to set up and use the HTTP session management module with tc Server templates.
HTTP Session Management Module for Tomcat
You set up and use the module by modifying the Tomcat’s
HTTP Session Management Module for AppServers
You implement session caching with the HTTP Session Management Module for AppServers with a special filter, defined in the
web.xml, which is configured to intercept and wrap all requests.