13 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2017 11:24 AM by Pritam Deb RSS

    Is this QlikView setup possible?

    Pritam Deb



      I have a client who is looking to setup silos for each Business Unit. The requirement is that each business unit should have their own QVS, QMS and QDS (across 2 physical machines) but should share the same Web Tier (IIS, QVSS and DSC) so that the business users do not have to worry about multiple URLs.


      Is this setup even possible where there is a common Access Point but separate QMC/QVSs? Can 2 QMC's control the same services?

      Personally, I don't think that this is possible but I just wanted to get some opinions before I can go back to the client.


      Also, if I may add, there is a requirement that the Web Tier and the QVS tier should be clustered across Production and DR.




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        • Re: Is this QlikView setup possible?
          Rob Wunderlich

          Yes, possible. The first option I would consider is a single QMS with clustered QVS and QDS.  The Document Administrator feature to can be used in the QMC to limit each BU to managing their specific folders & documents. You can pin each document to a specific QVS.  With QV 12.10, you can assign a reload task to a specific QDS.  Hopefully a setup like this would meet your requirement to separate QVS & QDS resources. 





            • Re: Is this QlikView setup possible?
              Pritam Deb

              Thanks for your response, Rob - I did think along those lines initially. We are scheduled to upgrade to QlikView 12.1 SR6 shortly.


              I understand that Document Administration can certainly help the BU's attain a degree of separation.

              What I perhaps failed to state clearly is that the requirement of a QVS cluster is slightly more complex; Physical 1 and Physical 5 need to be in a single cluster, QVSCluster1, while Physical 3 and Physical 7 need to be in a different cluster, QVSCluster2. Assuming that we have a 4 node cluster license, we could have a 2 node-2 cluster model where each BU's document can be pinned to their respective QDS/QVS Cluster. But what happens when we want to introduce a 3rd BU? I could be wrong, but, does Qlik not advice to not go beyond a 4 node cluster?

              What approach would you recommend given the situation that we have 2 BU's plus 1 QlikSense (making it a total of 3 sets of 2 physical servers on each side) with the requirement for the Web tier to still be shared while the corresponding QVS clustering (as explained above) also to be addressed?



            • Re: Is this QlikView setup possible?
              Pritam Deb

              Thanks Rob, Peter for the responses.


              Closing this thread as we have reached out to Qlik Enterprise Architecture team.