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Since jrochkind is writing this documentation, he can only tell you how to do it how he did. You do need to have a verison of Apache that includes mod_proxy_balancer (> apache 2.2? ), but if you do, jrochkind is fairly happy with the solution.
These two pages from the mongrel website on [http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/
docs/ apache.html Apache Best Practice Deployment] and [http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/docs/mongrel_cluster.html Using Mongrel Cluster] are pretty good how-tos for mongrel. But we will also take you through it here, with specific directions and Umlaut recommendations and pit-falls we ran into.
== Umlaut Deployment with Mongrel and Apache ==