Generating a plugin-cfg.xml

In an environment with an IBM HTTP server routing requests to an on demand router (ODR), the plugin-cfg.xml configuration file ensures that requests are forwarded to the appropriate target servers.

Each ODR can generate a plugin-cfg.xml file, which includes all the handled URIs.

(v8550) If we enable Intelligent Management for a web server, do not use the option to dynamically generate the plugin-cfg.xml file for that web server. Dynamically generating the plugin-cfg.xml file overwrites the Intelligent Management settings in the plugin-cfg.xml file.

  1. Generate the plugin-cfg.xml file using the ODR. We can override the default attributes. For details, read about configuring an ODR to dynamically update the web server plug-in configuration. Generate plugin-cfg.xml in a high availability environment. This ensures that, despite the other processes available, the configuration is always generated by one process in the cell. For more information, read about this task.

    • In a multi-cell environment, ODRs in different cells generate cell-specific plugin-cfg.xml files. We can merge plugin-cfg.xml files for different cells into a single plugin-cfg.xml file by using pluginmerge.bat or, depending on the operating system.

  2. Install the new plugin-cfg.xml file on the IBM HTTP server. For details, read about configuring custom HTTP servers.

Related concepts

  • Cell affinity function

    Related tasks

  • Create ODRs
  • Configure ODRs
  • Generating the plug-in configuration in a high availability environment
  • Configure an ODR to dynamically update the web server plug-in configuration
  • Enable cell affinity
  • Configure cell affinity in a multi-tiered environment
  • Configure custom HTTP servers

  • pluginMerge script