Saturday, June 25, 2005

Failover mechanism with RMI

I am using CORBA for my distributed application. However my environment is based on java so I could not able to utilise full potential of CORBA. So thinking to move to RMI. But the concerned point is the fail over mechanism. I am aware of the fact that RMI has little support for fail over(Correct me if am wrong and provide me info?).
The mechanism I am thinking is to customise RMI lookup service. I will have services registered in registry.The main purpose of customisation is to I need to have a dynamic look up service. The job is to look for an active service and incase service is down look for an alternate service.
I would have a cookie server to manage transation/state replication.
So can I able to customise lookup service?

Please provide me your input.