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osamaanwar
New Contributor II

Clustering on Multi Node Site

Hi All,

I am need help regarding below issue i am facing while configuring Fresh installation.

Number of Servers = 8

Number of Access Zone = 2

Number of Cluster = 3

1. Cluster Node = Central Node

2. Cluster Node = Reload Engine

3. Cluster Node = User Engine / Proxy

Note : We have install Database ( PostgreSQL) on stand alone server * both central node getting data from this database.

Note : All the installation are on AWS EC2 .

Step 1 :

We create / Install cluster on AZ1 ( Access Zone 1 ) and joined cluster AZ2 ( Access Zone 2 )

Step 2 :

We add AZ2 node in AZ1 QMC.( I dont know about this , should i do this or not, i did this just for testing purpose )

Step 3:

We install reload engine on AZ1. (Cluster)  ( is it possible )

Step 4:

We join reload engine AZ1 as cluster in AZ2. ( is it possible )

Step 5 :

Installed 3 rim nodes and added in AZ1 QMC.

Step 6 :

Installed 3 rim nodes and added in AZ2 QMC.

Question # 1 : if AZ1 is down, do the AZ2 work in this case ?

Question # 2 : All available nodes need to be added on QMC ?

Question # 3 : How can we distinguish which server is central node and which is reload engine. * At the time of cluster installation it is not asking anything.

Can you please share your past experience , and please share best practice and recommended document.

7 Replies
asimansari2017
New Contributor III

Re: Clustering on Multi Node Site

Hi Osama anwar,

     I am facing same issue.

Please share document/Experience with me too.


@mto

Thanks

Asim Ansari

osamaanwar
New Contributor II

Re: Clustering on Multi Node Site

mto‌ Micheal can you please assist.

Employee
Employee

Re: Clustering on Multi Node Site

Hi Osama - I am getting someone to take a look. Stand by

Regards,
Mike Tarallo
Qlik
osamaanwar
New Contributor II

Re: Clustering on Multi Node Site

Thanks a lot, hoping to hear from you soon.

Best Regards,

Osama

Employee
Employee

Re: Clustering on Multi Node Site

No problem - I'm still waiting to hear back - hopefully be in touch soon.

Regards,
Mike Tarallo
Qlik
Employee
Employee

Re: Clustering on Multi Node Site

Hi Osama - I think i am understanding.  A couple of things:

- Two active central nodes against one database is not supported.  There should only be one central node in a single cluster active against the database.

- You can failover to a second central node *within the same cluster* automatically if the first central node fails or manually via (Failover ‒ Qlik Sense) by marking a node as a failover candidate in the QMC.

- You can have components active against in two AZ's within the same cluster provided latency is <4 ms between AZs. Persistence ‒ Qlik Sense

- I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish here - full DR or more of an HA configuration.  If you are looking for DR with a complete second cluster, then be sure that only one cluster is reading/writing to the fileshare and database at a time.

Question # 1 : if AZ1 is down, do the AZ2 work in this case ?  See above.

Question # 2 : All available nodes need to be added on QMC ?  You register each node in a cluster, but do not register nodes from one cluster into a QMC of another cluster.

Question # 3 : How can we distinguish which server is central node and which is reload engine. * At the time of cluster installation it is not asking anything.  This is found under QMC > Nodes where you specify the workload of the nodes.

Hope this helps

Marcus

osamaanwar
New Contributor II

Re: Clustering on Multi Node Site

@ Thanks a lot , Its really helpful.

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