[rabbitmq-discuss] EC2 and Availability Zones

James Carr james.r.carr at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 05:37:54 GMT 2013

So with a cluster across availability zones how do you handle
consumers? do they connect to the node in their zone directly or
through a proxy?


On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 7:48 PM, Bryan Murphy <bmurphy1976 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 10:12 AM, James Carr <james.r.carr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey All,
>> We've been re-architecting our infrastructure to be evenly distributed
>> across availability zones and I'm curious if there are some general
>> guidelines for clustering rabbitmq across availability zones. I've
>> been thinking about this quite a bit and am wondering if you can
>> cluster across the zones (iirc this wouldn't be a good idea due to
>> network partitioning). Federation comes to mind but then each node in
>> the federated cluster would get a copy of a message when only one
>> consumer needs to grab it.
>> Anyone have more experience with this?
> We cluster across availability zones and haven't run into any problems
> (yet).  I think federation is overkill.  You'd probably want to use
> federation if you wanted to cluster across regions.  My only recommendation
> is to run inside a VPC if you can that way you have control over private IP
> addresses and hostnames.  That makes things a lot easier.
> Bryan
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