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Cluster Installation

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1 Cluster Installation
1.1 Clustered Servers in the Landscape
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1 Cluster Installation
You can install SAP Mobile Platform in a cluster configuration, with an external database that coordinates settings for the server nodes. You can add proxy servers
and a load balancer in the DMZ to distribute the workload. And you can set up high availability in your external database, so that there is no single point of failure
in the system.
Figure 1: High-Availability Production Cluster
Summary of high-availability production cluster architecture:
The cluster consists of two or more SAP Mobile Platform Server nodes. If any one server node fails, the remaining server nodes take over and server
support continues uninterrupted.
An external database supports the SAP Mobile Platform Server nodes.
Each SAP Mobile Platform Server node and the external database are installed on separate servers.
With high availability set up in your external database, there is no single point of failure in the system.
A high-availability load balancer and/or reverse proxy routes new incoming requests to the SAP Mobile Platform Server node with the least load; follow-up
requests are routed to the same server for the rest of the user session.
For installation details, see Adding Cluster Nodes in Installation: SAP Mobile Platform Server for Windows or Installation: SAP Mobile Platform Server for Linux.
In this section:
Clustered Servers in the Landscape
Parent topic: Choosing an Installation Scenario to Implement Your Landscape Design
Related Information
Single-Server Development Installation
Single-Server Production Installation
1.1 Clustered Servers in the Landscape
An SAP Mobile Platform Server cluster consists of two or more servers (nodes) that service the same set of client devices, users, and mobile applications, and
rely on the same set of back-end data services. Clustering SAP Mobile Platform Servers improves system availability and scalability.
The main advantages of a clustered SAP Mobile Platform Server system include:
High availability and failover when a failure occurs on any node, a load balancer redirects client sessions to another node in the cluster. This ensures that
users have constant access to SAP Mobile Platform Server services. The load balancer must be configured to determine when a node in the cluster has
failed.
Horizontal scaling you can implement horizontal scaling by adding and subtracting nodes to adapt to changes in system load or performance
requirements. There is no limit to the number of nodes that can be supported. Use a load balancer to share the client session workload across the cluster.
The SAP Mobile Platform Server database is a common resource used by all nodes in the cluster. To ensure high availability and performance of the cluster:
install the database on a separate server
implement high availability for the database according to the guidelines for your database type
monitor the database performance and increase resources as required.
Parent topic: Cluster Installation
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