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Deployment Guide
AX Series for Oracle WebLogic 12c
DG_SP_012012.1
Deployment Guide for Oracle WebLogic 12c
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 4
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Deployment Guide Overview ................................................................................................................. 4
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Deployment Guide Prerequisites ........................................................................................................... 4
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AX Deployment for WebLogic Server Roles .......................................................................................... 5
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Accessing the AX Series Application Delivery Controller/Server Load Balancer .................................. 5
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Architecture Overview ............................................................................................................................ 6
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Basic AX Configuration For WebLogic .................................................................................................. 7
7.1
Server Configuration ..................................................................................................................... 7
7.2
Health Monitor Configuration ........................................................................................................ 9
7.3
Service Group Configuration ....................................................................................................... 10
7.4
Virtual Server Configuration ........................................................................................................ 12
7.4.1
7.5
Accessing Virtual Services (Virtual Ports) Directly .................................................................. 13
IP Source Persistence ................................................................................................................. 13
7.5.1
Create IP Persistence Template ............................................................................................. 14
7.5.2
Apply IP Persistence to the VIP .............................................................................................. 14
7.6
IP Source NAT ............................................................................................................................ 15
7.6.1
Create IP Source NAT Template ............................................................................................ 15
7.6.2
Apply IP Source NAT to the VIP ............................................................................................. 16
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Validate Service ................................................................................................................................... 16
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Advanced AX Features for WebLogic.................................................................................................. 17
9.1
Preparing the Configuration ........................................................................................................ 18
9.2
Add a new service Type HTTPS ................................................................................................. 18
9.3
Import SSL Cert or Create Self-Signed CA ................................................................................. 19
9.3.1
OPTION 1: Generate a self-signed on the AX device............................................................. 19
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9.3.2
OPTION 2: Import CA-signed SSL Certificate and Key .......................................................... 20
9.3.3
Create Client-SSL Template ................................................................................................... 21
9.3.4
To apply the new Client-SSL Template and enable SSL Offload ........................................... 22
9.4
HTTP/HTTPS Compression ........................................................................................................ 22
9.4.1
Configure HTTP Template ...................................................................................................... 23
9.4.2
Apply HTTP Template to VIP .................................................................................................. 24
9.5
Cookie Persistence ..................................................................................................................... 25
9.5.1
Configure Cookie-persistence Template ................................................................................. 25
9.5.2
Apply Cookie-persistence Template to VIP ............................................................................ 26
9.6
Connection Reuse (TCP Offload) ............................................................................................... 26
9.6.1
Configure Connection-reuse Template ................................................................................... 26
9.6.2
Apply Connection-reuse Template to VIP ............................................................................... 27
9.7
RAM Caching .............................................................................................................................. 27
9.7.1
Create RAM Caching Template .............................................................................................. 27
9.7.2
Apply RAM Caching Template to VIP ..................................................................................... 28
9.8
HTTP to HTTPS Redirect ............................................................................................................ 29
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Summary and Conclusion ............................................................................................................... 30
A.
Appendix .............................................................................................................................................. 31
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INTRODUCTION
A10 Networks and Oracle WebLogic provide a joint solution to deploy web and e-commerce
applications. WebLogic Server is Java-based application server software that runs on a middle tier,
between backend databases and related applications, and browser-based thin clients.
WebLogic is based on the Java 2 platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), the standard platform used to
create Java-based multi-tier enterprise applications. WebLogic is the leading e-commerce online
transaction processing (OLTP) platform. As the industry-leading OLTP, WebLogic Server allows you to
quickly develop and deploy reliable, secure, scalable and manageable applications.
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DEPLOYMENT GUIDE OVERVIEW
This deployment guide provides detailed instructions for deploying an A10 Networks AX Series
Application Delivery Controller (ADC)/Server Load Balancer (SLB) with WebLogic Application Server
(AS). The tested WebLogic solution has been installed on a multi-server installation of 64-bit Microsoft
Windows 2008 Servers, with an A10 Networks AX Series deployed in front of the servers.
This deployment guide provides both basic and advanced configurations. The basic configuration
provides load balancing of HTTP traffic. The advanced configurations provide the following
enhancements:

SSL Offload

HTTP/HTTPS Compression

Cookie Persistence

Connection Reuse

RAM Caching

HTTP-to-HTTPS Redirect
The tested WebLogic application server is based on WebLogic version 12c.
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DEPLOYMENT GUIDE PREREQUISITES
The testing of the solution in this deployment guide was based on the following requirements and lab
setup:
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The A10 Networks AX Series device must be running AX Release 2.4.x or higher.
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The WebLogic 12c application server was tested and deployed on Windows 2008 (64-bit)
Enterprise Edition Server Operating System.
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Java SE Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) are required on the
application servers.
AX DEPLOYMENT FOR WEBLOGIC SERVER ROLES
WebLogic servers can be deployed to fulfill the following roles:
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Application Servers – Java-based pool of servers installed in the application server
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Administration Server – Configures and manages the application servers in a pool of servers.
There are two options to manage WebLogic 12c application servers. You have the option to
deploy a standalone management server or an Oracle Management Server.

Active Directory (AD) – Deployment in which all Web Logic servers must be joined in a domain
and in Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS).
ACCESSING THE AX SERIES ADC/SLB
This section describes how to log into the AX Series device. The AX device can be accessed either from
a Command Line Interface (CLI) or Graphical User Interface (GUI):

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CLI – Text-based interface in which you type commands on a command line. You can access the
CLI directly through the serial console or over the network using either of the following protocols:

Secure protocol – Secure Shell (SSH) version 2

Unsecure protocol – Telnet (if enabled)
GUI – Web-based interface in which you click to access configuration or management pages and
type or select values to configure or manage the device. You can access the GUI using the
following protocol:

Secure protocol – Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer (HTTPS)
Default Access Information:

Default Username: “admin”

Default password: “a10”
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Default IP Address of the device: “172.31.31.31”
Note: HTTP requests are redirected to HTTPS by default on the AX device.
(For detailed information on how to access the AX Series device, refer to document A10 Networks
AX Series System Configuration and Administration Guide.)
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ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW
The diagram below shows the lab setup for Oracle WebLogic 12c with A10 Networks AX Series:
Figure 1: Oracle WebLogic 12c deployment topology
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BASIC AX CONFIGURATION FOR WEBLOGIC
This section explains how the AX Series can be configured to load balance HTTP traffic. This section will
provide detailed instructions for configuring real servers, a service group, virtual services, and virtual
servers in a basic WebLogic implementation.
Figure 2: WebLogic HTTP configuration
7.1
SERVER CONFIGURATION
This section demonstrates how to configure the WebLogic servers in the AX Series.
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Server.
2. Click Add to add a new server.
3. Within the Server section, enter the following required information.
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Name: “WLWS1”
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IP address /Host: 10.0.0.4
Note: Enter additional servers if necessary.
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Figure 3: Real server configuration
4. To add ports to the server configuration, enter the following information in the Port section:

Port: “7001”
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Protocol: “TCP”
5. Click Add.
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Figure 4: Real-server port configuration
6. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
7.2
HEALTH MONITOR CONFIGURATION
The AX series automatically can initiate the health status checks of real servers and service ports. This
provides clients assurance that all requests go to functional and available servers. If a server or a port
does not respond appropriately to a health check, the server temporarily will be removed from the list of
available servers. Once the server is restored and starts responding appropriately to the health checks,
the server automatically will be added back to the list of available servers.
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > Health Monitor.
2. Click Add to add a health monitor.
3. Enter the Health Monitor Name, “WLHM”.
4. In the Method section, select Type “HTTP”.
5. Click OK and then continue by going to the Service Group configuration.
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Figure 5: WebLogic health monitor configuration
7.3
SERVICE GROUP CONFIGURATION
This section demonstrates how to configure the WebLogic servers into a service group (pool). A service
group contains a set of real servers from which the AX device can select to service client requests. A
service group supports multiple WebLogic real servers accessed by clients as one logical server.
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Service Group.
2. Click Add to add a new service group.
3. Within the Service Group section, enter the following required information:

Name: “WLSG”
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Type: “TCP”
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Algorithm: “Least Connection”
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Health Monitor: “WLHM”
Figure 6: WebLogic service-group configuration
4. In the Server section, add one or more servers from the Server drop-down list:

Server: “WLWS1”

Port: “7001”
5. Click Add and repeat for each additional WebLogic server.
In the following example, server names WLWS1 and WLWS2 are entered, each with port 7001.
Figure 7: Service-group server configuration
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6. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
7.4
VIRTUAL SERVER CONFIGURATION
This section demonstrates how to configure the virtual server (VIP) on the AX Series. Adding the virtual
server ports within the AX Series will generate a virtual service list based on the protocol type selected.
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual Server.
2. Click Add.
3. Within the General section, enter the following required information:

Name: “WLVIP”

IP Address or CIDR Subnet: “10.0.0.100”
Figure 8: WebLogic virtual server (VIP) configuration
4. In the Port section, click Add.
5. Enter the following Virtual Server Port information.

Type: “HTTP”
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Port: “80”

Address: “WLVIP”

Service Group: select: “WLSG” to bind the virtual server to the real servers.
Figure 9: WebLogic virtual-server port configuration
6. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
7.4.1 ACCESSING VIRTUAL SERVICES (VIRTUAL PORTS) DIRECTLY
To view or modify virtual services without the need to navigate through the VIP configuration first,
navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual Service. A list of the configured virtual services for
all virtual servers is displayed.
Figure 10: WebLogic virtual services list
7.5
IP SOURCE PERSISTENCE
The AX Series can support different modes of persistence, including the following:

Cookie persistence

Destination-IP persistence

Source-IP persistence
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
SSL-session-ID persistence
This deployment guide focuses on Source-IP persistence in the basic WebLogic configuration. Cookie
persistence configuration will be featured within the Advanced WebLogic section.
7.5.1 CREATE IP PERSISTENCE TEMPLATE
1. Navigate to Config Mode> Service > Template > Persistent > Source IP Persistence.
2. Click Add.
3. Enter the following information:

Name: “Source IP Persistence”

Match Type: “Port”
Note: Leave the Timeout set to its default (5 minutes).
4. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
Figure 11: WebLogic Source-IP persistence template
7.5.2 APPLY IP PERSISTENCE TO THE VIP
To assign the Source-IP persistence template to the VIP:
1. Navigate to Config Mode> Service > SLB > Virtual Server.
2. Click on the virtual server (VIP) name, “WLVIP”.
3. In the Port section, select the checkbox next to the port in the port list, and click Edit.
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4. From the Persistence Template type drop-down list, select “Source IP Persistence Template”.
This displays the Source IP Persistence Template drop-down list.
5. From the Source IP Persistence Template drop-down list, select the template.
The name “Source IP Persistence” is used as the template name in the example below.
Figure 12: Source-IP persistence assignment to the virtual port
6. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
7.6
IP SOURCE NAT
Since the lab setup was configured in “one-arm” mode, Source NAT (SNAT) is required. The SNAT
template must be applied to the virtual server port for SNAT to take effect.
7.6.1 CREATE IP SOURCE NAT TEMPLATE
Note: One SNAT IP address can be used for up to 64,000 flows. If the WebLogic environment will consist
of many concurrent users, it is advisable to configure multiple SNAT IP addresses.
1. Navigate to Config Mode >Service > IP Source NAT > IPv4 Pool.
2. Click Add.
3. Enter the following information:

IP Source NAT Name: “SNAT”

Enter Start IP Address:10.0.0.250 (Example)

Enter End IP Address: 10.0.0.250 (Example)

Enter Netmask: 255.255.255.0
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Figure 13: IP Source NAT configuration
4. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
7.6.2 APPLY IP SOURCE NAT TO THE VIP
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual Server.
2. Click on the virtual server (VIP) name, “WLVIP”.
3. In the Port section, select the checkbox next to the port in the port list, and click Edit.
4. From the Source NAT Pool drop-down list, select the pool configured in the previous section.
Figure 14: SNAT configuration
5. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
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VALIDATE SERVICE
To validate that the basic configuration is functioning correctly:
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Server.
2. Verify that the Status and Health states for the real server(s) are green:
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Figure 15: Health and status check for real servers
3. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual Server.
4. Verify that the Status and Health states for the virtual server are green:
Figure 16: Health and status check for real servers for VIP
5. Launch a web browser and navigate to the VIP address: (Example: 10.0.0.100 =
www.example.com)
6. Enter the required User Name and Password for login.
Figure 17: WebLogic login
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ADVANCED AX FEATURES FOR WEBLOGIC
This section describes advanced traffic optimization features that an administrator can add within the
basic WebLogic configuration. These features provide web application acceleration and optimization of
WebLogic servers. These features can be configured by creating templates and applying the templates to
the virtual service.
WebLogic supports SSL, which is highly recommended when deploying in a production environment.
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The URL address below provides information on configuring WebLogic to support SSL:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E13222_01/wls/docs90/secmanage/ssl.html
9.1
PREPARING THE CONFIGURATION
To configure the advanced WebLogic configuration, a few changes to the basic configuration are
required:
9.2

On the virtual server, add a new service type, “HTTPS”.

Import existing WebLogic webserver SSL certificates signed by a certificate authority (CA),or
create a self-signed on the AX.

Create a client-SSL template.
ADD A NEW SERVICE TYPE HTTPS
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual Service.
2. Click Add within the port section.
3. From the Type drop-down menu, select “HTTPS”.
4. From the Service Group drop-down menu, select “WLSG”.
Click OK and then click Save to store your configuration changes.
Figure 18: Virtual server port configuration
Configuration Check:
Once the new service type, HTTPS, is configured, navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual
Service. This is how the configuration should look once the HTTPS Virtual Service has been added:
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Figure 19: Configuration check
9.3
IMPORT SSL CERT OR CREATE SELF-SIGNED CA
There are two options to configure when installing an SSL template from the AX Series:
Option 1: Generate a Self-Signed CA from the AX: Self-signed CA is generated from the AX Series.
Option 2: Import an SSL Certificate and Key: Export existing CA certificate from WebLogic webservers
and import to AX Series device.
9.3.1 OPTION 1: GENERATE A SELF-SIGNED ON THE AX DEVICE
1. Navigate to Config Mode > SSL Management > Certificate.
2. Click Create to add a new SSL certificate.
3. Enter the File Name of the certificate: “WS”.
4. From the Issuer drop-down menu, select “Self”, and enter the following values:

Common Name: “example.com”

Division: “A10”

Organization: “A10”

Locality: San Jose

State or Province: “CA”

Country: “USA”

Email Address: “wladmin@example.com”

Valid Days: “730” (Default)
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Key Size (Bits): “2048”
Note: The AX Series device can support 512-bit, 1028-bit, 2048-bit, and 4096-bit keys. The higher the bit
size, the more CPU processing will be required from the AX Series.
5. Click OK and then click Save to store your configuration changes.
Figure 20: Self-signed SSL certificate
9.3.2 OPTION 2: IMPORT CA-SIGNED SSL CERTIFICATE AND KEY
Before beginning this procedure, export your certificate and key from your IIS server onto your PC.
1. Navigate to Config Mode > SSL Management > Certificate.
2. Click Import to add a new SSL certificate.
3. Enter a name for the certificate: “Client-SSL-WL”.
4. Select Local next to Import Certificate from.
Note: Your selection depends on the location of the certificate. The AX Series can import certificates from
local or remote storage, or from copy-and-pasted text.
5. Click Browse and navigate to the certificate file.
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Note: If you are importing a CA-signed certificate for which you used the AX device to generate the CSR,
you do not need to import the key. The key is automatically generated on the AX device when you
generate the CSR.
Figure 21: Import SSL certificate
6. Click OK and then click Save to store your configuration changes.
9.3.3 CREATE CLIENT-SSL TEMPLATE
This section describes how to configure a client SSL template and apply it to the VIP.
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > Template > SSL > Client SSL.
2. Click Add.
3. Enter the Name: “WS”.
4. Enter the Certificate Name: “WS”.
5. Enter the Key Name: “WS”.
6. Enter the Pass Phrase (if applicable)
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Figure 22: Client-SSL template
9.3.4 TO APPLY THE NEW CLIENT-SSL TEMPLATE AND ENABLE SSL OFFLOAD
With SSL Offload configuration, the AX offloads the processing of SSL traffic from the WebLogic servers.
Once the client-SSL template is completed, you must bind it to the HTTPS virtual service (port 443), as
follows:
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual Server.
2. Click on the Virtual Server name.
3. Select “443” and click Edit.
4. Apply the Client SSL template by selecting it from the Client-SSL Template drop-down list.
5. Click OK and then click Save to store your configuration changes.
Figure 23: Client-SSL template applied to virtual port
9.4
HTTP/HTTPS COMPRESSION
To configure HTTP/HTTPS Compression, create an HTTP template with compression settings and apply
the template to the virtual port.
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9.4.1 CONFIGURE HTTP TEMPLATE
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Template > Application > HTTP.
2. Click Add.
3. Enter a Name: “HTTP Compression”.
Figure 24: HTTP template with compression
4. Click Compression to display the compression configuration options.
5. Select Enabled next to Compression.
Note: The AX Series offers various compression levels, ranging from 1 to 9. Level 1 (the default) is the
recommended compression setting.
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Figure 25: Compression configuration
6. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
9.4.2 APPLY HTTP TEMPLATE TO VIP
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual Server.
2. Click on the virtual server (VIP) name, “WLVIP”.
3. In the Port section, select the checkbox next to the port in the port list, and click Edit.
4. From the HTTP Template drop-down list, select the HTTP template configured in the previous
section.
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Figure 26: HTTP compression template applied to virtual port
5. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
9.5
COOKIE PERSISTENCE
To configure cookie persistence, create a cookie-persistence template and apply the template to the
virtual port.
9.5.1 CONFIGURE COOKIE-PERSISTENCE TEMPLATE
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Template > Persistent > Cookie Persistence.
2. Click Add.
3. Enter the following information:

Name: “WLCP”

Expiration: select the checkbox and enter “86400” in the Seconds field.
Figure 27: Cookie-persistence template
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4. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
9.5.2 APPLY COOKIE-PERSISTENCE TEMPLATE TO VIP
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual Server.
2. Click on the virtual server (VIP) name, “WLVIP”.
3. In the Port section, select the checkbox next to the port in the port list, and click Edit.
4. From the Persistence Template type drop-down list, select “Cookie Persistence Template”. This
displays the Cookie Persistence Template drop-down list.
5. From the Cookie Persistence Template drop-down list, select the template configured above.
The name “WLCP” is the template name in the example below.
Figure 28: Cookie-persistence template applied to virtual port
6. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
9.6
CONNECTION REUSE (TCP OFFLOAD)
To configure Connection Reuse, create a connection-reuse template and apply the template to the virtual
port.
9.6.1 CONFIGURE CONNECTION-REUSE TEMPLATE
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Template > Connection Reuse.
2. Click Add.
3. Enter the Name, “WLCR”.
4. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
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Figure 29: Connection-reuse template
9.6.2 APPLY CONNECTION-REUSE TEMPLATE TO VIP
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual Server.
2. Click on the virtual server (VIP) name, “WLVIP”.
3. In the Port section, select the checkbox next to the port in the port list, and click Edit.
4. From the Connection Reuse Template drop-down list, select the template configured above.
Figure 30: Connection-reuse template applied to virtual port
5. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
9.7
RAM CACHING
To configure RAM Caching, create a RAM Caching template and apply the template to the virtual port.
9.7.1 CREATE RAM CACHING TEMPLATE
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Template > Application > RAM Caching.
2. Click Add.
3. Enter the Name: “WLRC”.
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4. Enter Age: “3600”
5. Enter Max Cache Size: “80”
6. Enter Min Content Size: “512”
7. Enter Max Content Size: “81920”
Note: The RAM Caching policy option is not required unless you have specific data that requires caching,
no caching or invalidation. These policy options can be configured in the policy section of the RAM
Caching template. For additional information on RAM Caching policy, please refer to the “AX Series
Application Delivery and Server Load Balancing Guide”.
Figure 31: RAM Caching template
8. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
9.7.2 APPLY RAM CACHING TEMPLATE TO VIP
1. Navigate to Config Mode > Service > SLB > Virtual Server.
2. Click on the virtual server (VIP) name, “WLVIP”.
3. In the Port section, select the checkbox next to the port in the port list, and click Edit.
4. From the RAM Caching Template drop-down list, select the template configured above.
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Figure 32: RAM Caching template applied to virtual port
5. Click OK, then click Save to save the configuration.
9.8
HTTP TO HTTPS REDIRECT
This section of the deployment guide explains how to redirect WebLogic traffic that originates from HTTP
to HTTPS using AX aFleX scripts. aFleX is based on a standard scripting language, TCL, and it enables
the load balancer to perform Layer 7 deep-packet inspection (DPI). For examples of aFleX scripts, please
refer to the following URL:
http://www.a10networks.com/products/axseries-aflex_advanced_scripting.php
Figure 33: HTTP-to-HTTPS redirect
As an example, one of the most common aFleX scripts that can be used with WebLogic servers is the
“HTTP redirect to HTTPS traffic”. You can download additional aFleX script examples from the URL listed
above:
To configure a transparent HTTPS redirect using aFleX:
1. Create the aFleX script.
2. Configure a VIP with virtual service HTTP (port 80).
3. Apply the aFleX script to the virtual port on the VIP.
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Figure 34: Redirect script
Redirect Script Copy and Paste:
when HTTP_REQUEST {
HTTP::redirect https://[HTTP::host][HTTP::uri]
}
Note: The aFleX script must be bound to virtual-server port 80.
10 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
The configuration steps described above show how to set up the AX Series for Oracle WebLogic Servers.
By using the AX device to load balance Oracle WebLogic Servers, the following key advantages are
achieved:

High availability for WebLogic Servers to prevent website failure, meaning there is no adverse
impact on user access to applications

Seamless distribution of client traffic across multiple Oracle WebLogic Servers for site scalability

Higher connection throughput, faster end user responsiveness, and reduced WFE CPU utilization
by initiating SSL offload, HTTP Compression, RAM Caching and Connection Reuse

Improved site performance and reliability to end users

Transparent traffic redirection of HTTP to HTTPS
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By using the AX Series Advanced Traffic Manager, significant benefits are achieved for all Oracle
WebLogic users. For more information about AX Series products, please refer to the following URLs:
http://www.a10networks.com/products/axseries.php
http://www.a10networks.com/resources/solutionsheets.php
http://www.a10networks.com/resources/casestudies.php
A. APPENDIX
AX Basic Configuration
hostname BasicWeblogic
ip address 10.0.0.10 255.255.255.0
ip default-gateway 10.0.0.1
ip nat pool "Source NAT" 10.0.0.50 10.0.0.50 netmask /24
health monitor WLHM
method http
slb server WLWS1 10.0.0.4
port 7001
tcp
slb server WLWS2 10.0.0.5
port 7001
tcp
slb service-group WLSG tcp
method least-connection
member WLWS1:7001
member WLWS2:7001
slb template persist source-ip srcip
slb virtual-server WLVIP 10.0.0.100
port 80
http
name _10.0.0.100_HTTP_80
source-nat pool "Source NAT"
service-group WLSG
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template persist source-ip srcip
end
Advanced WebLogic Configuration
hostname AdvancedWL
ip nat pool "Source NAT" 10.0.0.50 10.0.0.50 netmask /24
health monitor WLHM
method http
slb server WLWS1 10.0.0.4
port 7001
tcp
slb server WLWS2 10.0.0.5
port 7001
tcp
slb service-group WLSG tcp
method least-connection
member WLWS1:7001
member WLWS2:7001
slb template connection-reuse WLCR
slb template cache WLRC
slb template http WLC
compression enable
slb template client-ssl WS
cert WS
key WS
slb template persist cookie WLCP
slb virtual-server WLVIP 10.0.0.100
port 80
http
name _10.0.0.100_HTTP_80
source-nat pool "Source NAT"
service-group WLSG
port 443
https
name _10.0.0.100_HTTPS_443
source-nat pool "Source NAT"
service-group WLSG
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template http WLC
template cache WLRC
template client-ssl WS
template connection-reuse WLCR
template persist cookie WLCP
aflex "WebLogic Redirect"
end
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