My question is that, if we have 2 oam servers and assign 1 as Max Number of Connections for each server, does this mean that the webgate can handle only 2 connections at a time? Do we need to increase this value to enable the webgate to serve more parallel requests?There is a relationship between the WebGate to OAM Server connections and the user to web server connections but it's not 1-to-1. When a request comes into the web server the WebGate needs to figure out a few things:
- is the resource is protected by OAM?
- has the user already authenticated?
- if yes to both should the user be allowed to see the resource?
Those people are wrong.
Plus they really shouldn't say "gonna" as it's not an actual word. Consider these use cases
- a web server where you have hundreds of unprotected resources. In that case the first time someone requests the resource the WebGate will discover that it's unprotected. After that the WebGate knows the answer to question 1 and it doesn't need to talk to the OAM server for that resource again.
- a web server mostly serving up very large files for download. In that case the answer from the OAM Server comes back in milliseconds but the download takes 20 minutes.
- or even 99% of the web servers out there on the internet where the user loads a page and then reads through the content for a few minutes before clicking again to read the next page or story.