How to detect weblogic app server is down and show custom error page

Posted on 2003-03-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-10
We are using iPlanet web server 6.0 as the web server and Weblogic as the app server. We need to show a custom error page when a request is made thru the web server and weblogic is down. Default msg comes up now is "No backend server available for connection: timed out after 10 seconds". Basically we need to detect if the app server (weblogic in this case) is down.

Question by:ankurwal
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ID: 8252083

I'm using iPlanet 4.1 along with weblogic, and when I connect them two using obj.conf, I put it this way, for example, for jsps:

<Object name="My_jsp" ppath="*/*.jsp">
Service fn="wl-proxy" WebLogicCluster="," ErrorPage="http://your_domain/your_path/your_error_page.html"

and the same for servlets, for example.

This way, when I have my weblogic server down, my error page is the one that is shown in the web browswer.

Hope this helps you.

Author Comment

ID: 8252158
Thanks for your reply. But it didnt work for me. I tried using this entry in obj.conf

<Object name="weblogic" ppath="*/*.jsp">
Service fn="wl-proxy" WebLogicHost="" WebLogicPort="7001"

But got the following error in the web logs:

[02/Apr/2003:14:27:36] failure ( 3024):  Invalid configuration: File C:\Apps\iPlanet\Servers\https-my-instance\config\server.xml, line 32, column 11: Error processing obj.conf line 56: Directives must have at least one parameter  [02/Apr/2003:14:27:36] info ( 3024):  Suspend Httpd Service  

Any clues?

Expert Comment

ID: 8253269
Try including the real IP address of your weblogic, and the port altogether as in my example.

And include the entire path of your error page. Is your weblogic listening on port 7001?

Accepted Solution

boxy73 earned 200 total points
ID: 8253407
Also, check the compatibility between your iPlanet version and the weblogic one.

You can check that here:


For configuring plug-in for weblogic 7.0, you can find a useful doc here:


Hope this helps you.

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