With the Sun acquisition Oracle also acquired the IPlanet / Sun One software. Two of these Sun One products will play an important role in the Fusion Middleware. The first is the Oracle IPlanet Web Server 7.0 ( Or Sun One , IPlanet, Netscape Server ), I already know this Web Server from the Netscape timearea and it work nice. The IPlanet Web server can replace the Oracle HTTP Server or the Apache Server. IPlanet has some great advantages like a nice console application where you can configure nodes, configurations and instances or you can also use the command line for this. And It looks like WebLogic ( AdminServer, Managed Server , Nodes and Clusters ).
The second is the Oracle IPlanet Proxy Server 4.0. This product will replace the current Oracle WebCache version in FMW 12c (cloud). Oracle IPlanet Proxy can cache and filter web content.
Both IPlanet product supports reverse proxying. This means it can be used in front of the WebLogic Servers. The IPlanet Proxy Server can also cache the WebLogic content and supports filtering, like passing on every request to the WebLogic instances (this is the case with IPlanet Web Server ) or only when it starts with /em or /console etc.
Both product can be downloaded in edelivery ( Search for Fusion Middleware ).
We start with the Oracle Iplanet Web Server.
IPlanet Web Server
First select the right Configuration and after that theVirtual Server which is part of this Configuration. Click on Setup Reverse Proxy.
You need to use / as URI prefix and the Weblogic servers seperated with , in the value of the Server Names field.
Deploy your configuration and restart the Instance.
That's all for the IPlanet Web Server.
IPlanet Proxy Server
For the IPlanet Proxy Server you need to do the following.
Click on the right server
I will use in this example /console/.*
Select your URL and Click on Select
Go to Configure HTTP Request Load Balancing where you can provide the WebLogic Servers in the Server field.
And start or restart the IPlanet Proxy Server