Sun Java System Message Queue 4.3 Administration Guide

Cluster Configuration Properties

This section reviews the most important cluster configuration properties, grouped into the following categories:

A complete list of cluster configuration properties can be found in Table 16–11

Cluster Connection Service Properties

The following properties are used to configure the cluster connection service used for internal communication between brokers in the cluster. These properties are used by both conventional and enhanced clusters.

Conventional Broker Cluster Properties

The following properties, in addition to those listed in Cluster Connection Service Properties, are used to configure conventional clusters:

Enhanced Broker Cluster Properties

Enhanced broker clusters, which share a JDBC-based data store, require more configuration than do conventional broker clusters. In addition to the properties listed in Cluster Connection Service Properties, the following categories of properties are used to configure an enhanced cluster:

Enhanced Clusters: General Configuration Properties

Enhanced Clusters: JDBC Configuration Properties

The persistent data store for an enhanced cluster is maintained on a highly-available JDBC database.

The highly-availabile database may be Sun’s MySQL Cluster Edition or High Availability Session Store (HADB), or it may be an open-source or third-party product such as Oracle Corporation’s Real Application Clusters (RAC). As described in JDBC-Based Persistence Properties, the imq.persist.jdbc.dbVendor broker property specifies the name of the database vendor, and all of the remaining JDBC-related properties are qualified with this vendor name.

The JDBC-related properties are discussed under JDBC-Based Persistence Properties and summarized in Table 16–6. See the example configurations for MySQL and HADB in Example 8–1 and Example 8–2, respectively.

Note –

In setting JDBC-related properties for an enhanced cluster, note the following vendor-specific issues:

Enhanced Clusters: Failure Detection Properties

The following configuration properties (listed in Table 16–11) specify the parameters for the exchange of heartbeat and status information within an enhanced cluster:

Smaller values for these heartbeat and monitoring intervals will result in quicker reaction to broker failure, but at the cost of reduced performance and increased likelihood of false suspicions and erroneous failure detection.