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Load Balancing Microservices With Docker, nginx and TomEE

nginx can be used as HTTP server and as a load balancer at the same time. In this screencast I used nginx to share the load between two TomEE 7.0.2 instances on Docker.

The Dockerfiles in this screencast were borrowed from: docklands. Binary images are also available from: The ping healthcheck is directly available from

Also see how HA Proxy can be used to load balance Java EE microservices.

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