JBoss.org Community Documentation External load balancer architecture

As noted above, an external load balancer provides its own load balancing capabilities. What capabilities are supported depends on the provider of the load balancer. The only JBoss requirement is that the load balancer support “session affinitiy” (a.k.a. “sticky sessions”). With session affinitiy enabled, once the load balancer routes a request from a client to node A and the server initiates a session, all future requests associated with that session must be routed to node A, so long as node A is available.