Working with Load Distribution Domains

Host Integrator load distribution domains provide load balancing and failover support for installations that contain multiple Host Integrator session servers.

The Domain Session Server view displays session servers that are associated with a load distribution domain, called domain session servers, as opposed to the Session Server view which displays all session servers in an installation, regardless if they are associated with a domain. A session server can be associated with multiple load distribution domains, or none at all. In the Domain Session Server view you can monitor all of your domain session servers, their properties, and the number of sessions that are currently active.

To open the view, on the Host Integrator perspective, from the View menu, choose Domain Session Servers.

How does it work?

When you configure a load distribution domain client, applications can connect to a domain instead of connecting to individual session servers. The management server will apply logic based on the domain configuration to distribute load among the session servers in the domain, and if a session server in a domain becames inactive for whatever reason, client applications will still be able to connect to their active session servers in the domain.

To achieve session server load distribution and failover at runtime, your client should connect "via domain":

Management Server Domain Handling Logic or What Happens at Runtime

The basic process that occurs at runtime to achieve session server load distribution and failover is:

 

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