[OPENDJ-6496] Backport OPENDJ-6364: Document recommendations for using load balancers with DS Created: 29/Jul/19  Updated: 08/Nov/19  Resolved: 30/Jul/19

Status: Done
Project: OpenDJ
Component/s: documentation
Affects Version/s: 6.5.2, 6.5.1, 6.5.0, 5.5.2, 5.5.0, 5.5.1, 5.5.3, 7.0.0
Fix Version/s: 5.5.3

Type: Improvement Priority: Major
Reporter: Lee Trujillo Assignee: Mark Craig
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: None

Issue Links:
is a backport of OPENDJ-6364 Document recommendations for using lo... Done
Story Points: 0.5
Dev Assignee: Mark Craig


When using a load balancer with directory services, it is quite possible to arrive at the wrong configuration if you start from the wrong assumptions about LDAP and eventual consistency.

It would be helpful to readers to have recommendations in the documentation, not for any specific load balancer, but for common load balancer features.

It would also be useful to clarify why it can in some cases be better to use proxy functionality or a proxy layer rather than a load balancer. An LDAP proxy, or LDAP application using proxy features in the SDK such as AM, can do directory-specific load balancing such as "affinity" load balancing.

Comment by Mark Craig [ 30/Jul/19 ]

The fix has been backported to the 5.5.x branch.

Comment by Matthew Swift [ 07/Nov/19 ]

Moved to resolved documentation issues to closed state because testing is not needed.

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