[rabbitmq-discuss] Is there ever a need for a federation and a cluster?

Michael Cumings mcumings at narrativescience.com
Wed Jan 4 18:22:52 GMT 2012

I'm in the process of setting up multiple clusters, each cluster is in a
different data center separated by WANs.  I don't want to try to cluster
across a WAN connection, but there are some messages that I want to be able
to route to both locations.

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM, Langston, Jim
<Jim.Langston at compuware.com>wrote:

>  Hi all,
>  Given a scenario where the entire environment is identical for
> rabbitMQ (same servers, OS's , RMQ versions … etc) , would there ever
>  be a need to have the environment configured for using both
> as a cluster, and as a federation ?
>  From what I've gathered so far, before experimenting, it seems that
> unless there is some sort of mixed environment, clustering is the way
> to go.
>  What about if there are two different clusters, w/ different brokers and
> exchanges ? Would you want to use a federation between them ?
>  Thanks,
>  Jim
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