3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2015 7:42 AM by Joe Bickley RSS

    Load balancing without a standalone Proxy node

      I've ready all the documentation and it looks like Qlik is recommending that you have a node that acts solely as a Proxy node to handle load balancing.


      If I wanted to have a multi-node set up with one central node and two nodes (A, B and C with A/B acting as QES nodes and B acting as the QSS node) how would I set up load balancing without a dedicated Proxy node?



        • Re: Load balancing without a standalone Proxy node
          Joe Bickley

          Hi Adam,


          Each proxy can be configured to use any of the engine servers in your site, so you can do the layout you write above. You dont need to have a dedicated proxy node just for this purpose it is just something we see as being fairly common.  


          Where stand alone proxies can be useful is when you want more than one proxy for resilience (themselves load balanced with a hardware load balancer) and many engines behind those. In many cases you probably dont need more than two proxies but you may add and remove engines as you need them. So it may make management a little easier over time.


          To set up which proxies point to each engine go to QMC> Proxies > Virtual Proxies > Load Balancing and add the engine nodes you want the proxy to use.  If you are using 1.1 you can also create a virtual proxy that you can reuse on several machines which saves you repeating settings in a couple of places.