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From Jun Rao <jun...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: kafka cluster behind a hardware load balancer
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:22:10 GMT
In Kafka, the broker list you provide to the producer is used only for
fetching metadata, which can be served on any broker. The producer then
connects to the right brokers according to the metadata response.



On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 6:04 PM, kafka user <kafkaraichur@gmail.com> wrote:

> If we have a kafka producer connecting to a Kafka cluster behind a hardware
> Load Balancer (VIP), will producer be able to send a message to a right
> partition  ?
> Can one of the brokers in a cluster do a broker discovery to forward the
> message to ?
> I guess my question is whether it makes sense to use a hardware load
> balancer at all.
> Typical deployment model at our company is to have a pool of machines and
> LB decides which machine in a pool would receive a request. Looking to hear
> from kafka experts what is the best way of setting up a cluster given that
> the cluster has be behind a VIP.
> Thanks

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