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From "Marnie McCormack (JIRA)" <qpid-...@incubator.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (QPID-33) Introduce clustering for high availability & fault tolerance
Date Thu, 12 Oct 2006 13:29:37 GMT
Introduce clustering for high availability & fault tolerance
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                 Key: QPID-33
                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/QPID-33
             Project: Qpid
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: Java Broker
            Reporter: Marnie McCormack


This task has been created as an initial place holder from which it is anticipated many tasks
will derive.

We currently have a clustering implementation which provides scalability but not high availability
i.e. currently if a broker in a cluster fails its clients can failover to another broker in
the same cluster BUT we do not have the ability to restart on another node at the last state
before failure using the saved state (from shared storage). 

The other brokers in a cluster will know about (via broadcasting) each other's queues etc,
but not about any action the failed broker will processing - thus we could potentially suffer
message loss and state disconnect. Also note that currently membership of a cluster does not
imply any failover behaviour automatically.

We know that there are users who require HA/fault tolerant clustering with 99.999% availability.

A holding page for clustering & HA notes exists here: http://wiki.apache.org/qpid/ClusteringHA
with use case content.

The analysis for this task will involve expanding the design documentation and inviting review
prior to work starting on the implementation and also requires a thorough understanding of
the protocol.


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