"I need to do clustering with WebSphere Application Server, therefore I need WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. Right?"
Well, not quite.
There was a little change to the licensing terms and conditions that was sneaked in with the release of WAS v220.127.116.11 fixpak.
This allows the WAS (base) and WAS Express products to use what we've come to call "Simple HTTP Load balancing and failover". It is more manual work than with WAS ND, but can provide a more cost effective solution if not... [More]