When used with distributed sessions, this feature has the following benefits:
- You can schedule the scan for invalidated sessions for times of low application server activity, avoiding contention between invalidation scans of database or another WebSphere Application Server instance and read and write operations to service HTTP session requests.
- Significantly fewer external write operations can occur when running with the End of Service Method Write mode because the last access time of the session does not need to be written out on each HTTP request. (Manual Update options and Time Based Write options already minimize the writing of the last access time.)
Enables the scheduled invalidation process for cleaning up the invalidated HTTP sessions from the external location. Enable this option to reduce the number of updates to a database or another application server instance required to keep the HTTP sessions alive. When this option is not enabled, the invalidator process runs every few minutes to remove invalidated HTTP sessions. When this option is enabled, specify the two hours of a day for the process to clean up the invalidated sessions in the external location. Specify the times when there is the least activity in the application servers. An external location can be either a database or another application server instance.
- First Time of Day (0 - 23): Indicates the first hour during which the invalidated sessions are cleared from the external location. Specify this value as a positive integer between 0 and 23. This value is valid only when schedule invalidation is enabled
- Second Time of Day (0 - 23): Indicates the second hour during which the invalidated sessions are cleared from the external location. Specify this value as a positive integer between 0 and 23. This value is valid only when schedule invalidation is enabled.