Load Balancing External Components in Cluster Mode

This document describes how to load balance any external components using Tigase XMPP Server and how to make Tigase’s components work as external components in a cluster mode.

Please note, all configuration options described here apply to Tigase XMPP Server version 8.0.0 or later.

These are actually 2 separate topics:

  1. One is to distribute load over many instances of a single component to handle larger traffic, or perhaps for high availability.
  2. The second is to make Tigase’s components work as an external component and make it work in a cluster mode, even if the component itself does not support cluster mode.

Here are step by step instructions and configuration examples teaching how to achieve both goals.