How-to: Weblogic clustering using non-default broadcast channels

Setting up a separate Weblogic channel for cluster broadcast communication can improve the performance and operation of your Weblogic Cluster.  Providing the ability to segregate your cluster broadcast communication from your application communication can improve both the security, performance, and operation of your Weblogic cluster.

Firstly, we will need to create a new network channel for each managed server in your cluster.

In your Weblogic console, navigate to Environment > Servers > soa_server1 > Protocols > Channels

Click New to create a new channel.

Channel Name: ClusterBroadcastChannel Channel Protocol: cluster-broadcast (or cluster-broadcast-secure if you require secure communication)